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Panasonic MirAIe Smart Factory

Panasonic MirAIe Smart Factory

Panasonic India showcased the MirAIe (Miraie) Pro factory platform, an Industrial IoT/ smart factory solution developed indigenously at the company’s India Innovation Centre. Miraei is compatible with different types of machines, models and brands in the automotive manufacturing space. The next-generation solution is aimed at facilitating  Indian manufacturers to in turn digitise their operations and allow enterprises to realise the[Read More…]

by January 12, 2022 Cover Story
Destination Charging

Destination Charging

SunFuel Electric is hoping to draw in affluent EV owners and aspirants alike into destination charging. Deepti Thore focuses on the fast catching trend and its ability to address range anxiety. SunFuel Electric (SunFuel) is the latest to join the EV ecosystem bandwagon. The company recently announced a niche offering of destination chargers. It is aimed at drawing in affluent[Read More…]

by January 12, 2022 Cover Story
New Capabilities At ARAI

New Capabilities At ARAI

At ARAI research and execution continue. Prateek Pardeshi draws attention to the recent additions expected to benefit the automotive industry. Developments and capacity expansion at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) are a leading indicator of changes ensuing in the automotive industry with manufacturers working closely with the leading automotive R&D organisation. As ARAI prepares its 2030 roadmap, it[Read More…]

by January 12, 2022 Cover Story
The Backbones Of Future Retail

The Backbones Of Future Retail

Mercedes-Benz shared the inner workings of its major rollout ROTF. Prateek Pardeshi checks the direct impact on the manufacturer’s production and the middleware as the backbones of future retail. Buying a vehicle has been a task until now! It includes several layers requiring in-person meets to cover quotation, vehicle availability, choice limitation, waiting periods, test drives to ascertain the choice[Read More…]

by November 10, 2021 Cover Story
Component Champions Incentive Scheme

Component Champions Incentive Scheme

In line with the Union Budget 2021-22 announcement, the Government of India approved the PLI scheme for the automobile and auto components industry. Ashish Bhatia visits the fine print to gauge the industry sentiment. In the Union Budget 2021-2022, under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, Rs.1.97 Lakh crore was allocated for creating “global manufacturing champions” across 13 sectors including[Read More…]

by October 10, 2021 Cover Story
The ICE Landscape

The ICE Landscape

The ICE is cleaner and more efficient than in the past. Ashish Bhatia looks at the evolving landscape and the drivers of change. At the Bharat Stage VI (BSVI), it is safe to presume that the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is cleaner, greener and more efficient than in the past. Despite the emobility aspirations, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) continue to[Read More…]

by October 9, 2021 Cover Story
Safeguarding The Bottom Line

Safeguarding The Bottom Line

Pricol Limited is banking on evolution for sustainable growth. Prateek Pardeshi looks at how the manufacturer is safeguarding the bottom line. Pricol Ltd. has continued to evolve for sustainable growth since it first commenced operations in 1975. The automotive components and precision-engineered product manufacturer is coming off a tough pandemic marred fiscal with an even greater determination to succeed. It[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 Cover Story
The Tesla Opportunity For More Indian Suppliers

The Tesla Opportunity For More Indian Suppliers

Considered to be the flag bearer of EVs, Tesla, Inc has a strong supplier base in each country that it operates in. Ashish Bhatia looks at this ecosystem and the underlying opportunities for more suppliers in India. It is well known that Tesla Inc. is setting its base in India after the country rolled out a red carpet for the[Read More…]

by August 3, 2021 Cover Story
Valeo Facings Reach New Markets

Valeo Facings Reach New Markets

Valeo Friction Materials India hit the bull’s eye with its export strategy. Ashish Bhatia looks at the all round efforts undertaken to reach new markets despite a raging pandemic. The outbreak of the pandemic aggravated the situation and impacted global trade equations. Indian auto component manufacturers, however, in the first half of the fiscal 2020-21, for the first time, witnessed[Read More…]

by July 6, 2021 Cover Story
Drivetrains For  Real Demand

Drivetrains For Real Demand

Automotive manufacturers are tapping into the mix of next-generation technological developments with localisation for vehicular platform consolidation. Ashish Bhatia looks at this strategy to manufacture drivetrains for the real demand. Vehicular platform consolidation is a well known global practice aimed at reducing manufacturing and platform up-gradation complexity. It is also a way to reduce any redundancies that may exist. However,[Read More…]

by June 4, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive