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How Saab and Tech Mahindra plan to prevent over 1.50 lakh road fatalities in India every year

How Saab and Tech Mahindra plan to prevent over 1.50 lakh road fatalities in India every year

Dec 03, 2020

As a part of the efforts, Saab will be collaborating with Tech Mahindra on the civil security solutions across multiple sectors. The said solutions will be based on the Saab SAFE platform and customised for each industrial sector. 

Smart Passive Safety Technologies in Cars – what they are and how they save lives

Smart Passive Safety Technologies in Cars – what they are and how they save lives

Dec 02, 2020

Safety is not optional: The vehicle’s passive safety ecosystem of today takes into consideration both the occupants inside the car and the pedestrians outside the car.

Porsche appoints Manolito Vujicic as the new Head for India operations

Porsche appoints Manolito Vujicic as the new Head for India operations

Dec 02, 2020

German-born Manolito Vujicic has been working in the automotive industry for almost 20 years now out of which he spent 17 years working for the Porsche Holding Salzburg.

No blockbuster Diwali: Passenger vehicle sales up 9% in November 2020

No blockbuster Diwali: Passenger vehicle sales up 9% in November 2020

Dec 02, 2020

Pent-up demand phase seen to be over. The commentary from the players were mixed. While Maruti maintained its stance that though the pent up demand was slowly petering out, sales should be fine till December.

November 2020 bike sales: Royal Enfield sells 63,782 cruisers, Meteor 350 new contributor!

November 2020 bike sales: Royal Enfield sells 63,782 cruisers, Meteor 350 new contributor!

Dec 01, 2020

Combining both, domestic and export figures, Royal Enfield managed to sell a total of 63,782 bikes in November 2020 as against 60,411 units sold in the month of November 2019. The overall growth is 6 percent and this single-digit positive number can be attributed to the fresh launch by the company in the form of Meteor 350.

November 2020 two-wheeler sales: Activa, Shine help Honda achieve 11 percent growth

November 2020 two-wheeler sales: Activa, Shine help Honda achieve 11 percent growth

Dec 01, 2020

Honda’s total sales in November 2020 closed at 4,33,206 units. That said, the company reported a 9% increase over November 2019 sales that got closed at 3,96,399 units. More details here!

November 2020 Car Sales: Mahindra passenger vehicle sales up by 28%, records 4% overall growth

November 2020 Car Sales: Mahindra passenger vehicle sales up by 28%, records 4% overall growth

Dec 01, 2020

The new Mahindra Thar has contributed to the growth of overall sales for the automaker in November. Mahindra registers PV segment growth of 28% with an overall growth of 4%.

November 2020 car sales: Honda sells 9,990 units driven by new City, Amaze

November 2020 car sales: Honda sells 9,990 units driven by new City, Amaze

Dec 01, 2020

Honda Cars India has shown an impressive growth of 55 percent last month and the company attributes this impressive sales performance to the festive season along with a decent response for models like the new City and the Amaze.

November 2020 car sales: Maruti Suzuki shows positive growth with 1,44,219 units sold

November 2020 car sales: Maruti Suzuki shows positive growth with 1,44,219 units sold

Dec 01, 2020

India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki managed to post positive sales numbers in the month of November 2020. The company’s total sales including domestic figures and exports stood at 1,53,223 units last month, showing a growth of 1.7 percent.

November 2020 car sales: MG Motor only carmaker to grow as industry down by 14% MoM

November 2020 car sales: MG Motor only carmaker to grow as industry down by 14% MoM

Dec 01, 2020

The Indian auto industry is still ailing from a lack of demand for new vehicles. However, new entrants in the Indian market, MG Motor and Kia were the only automakers not to report in red in November 2020.

EY Mobility Survey: The changing dynamics of mobility

EY Mobility Survey: The changing dynamics of mobility

Nov 28, 2020

India has witnessed the highest drop in work travel of nearly 69%, followed almost in parallel by social travel that declined by 59% and household travel that fell by 58%.

Hero MotoCorp appoints Michael Clarke as its Chief Operating Officer

Hero MotoCorp appoints Michael Clarke as its Chief Operating Officer

Nov 28, 2020

Mike Clarke has been a business leader with over 25 years of global experience in publicly listed companies in the US and UK. Mike has been working extensively in building, leading and also managing teams across geographies and functions.

Surge price for Ola, Uber capped at 1.5 times, discount by 0.5 times

Surge price for Ola, Uber capped at 1.5 times, discount by 0.5 times

Nov 28, 2020

The city taxi fare indexed by WPI for the current year has been fixed as the base fare. Currently, there’s no cap on surge pricing and cabs operating under the aggregator model charge twice, thrice and sometimes (during festivities) even four times the base fare.

CVs may witness 40% growth next year, on a low base: Volvo Group India

CVs may witness 40% growth next year, on a low base: Volvo Group India

Nov 28, 2020

“To put it in perspective, the CV industry grew by about 70% from FY15 to FY19, and then contracted 40% in FY20 due to new axle weight regulations, reduced freight demand, BS-6 deadline, retail finance constraints, etc.”

Ashok Leyland plans EV push, renames UK arm Optare as Switch Mobility

Ashok Leyland plans EV push, renames UK arm Optare as Switch Mobility

Nov 28, 2020

Following the successful delivery of 30 electric, double-decker buses to Metroline in London, the company is currently fulfilling orders for operators, including Tower Transit London and First York. This will create a foundation for the expansion of Switch’s operations in Europe and growth in India and other parts of the world.

SUN Mobility appoints Devender Singh Rawat as its India CEO

SUN Mobility appoints Devender Singh Rawat as its India CEO

Nov 27, 2020

In his last role, Rawat was the CEO and MD of Bharti Infratel Ltd., where he managed over 95,000 towers across India on a consolidated basis.

69% car buyers concerned with security of biometric data collected by connected cars: Deloitte

69% car buyers concerned with security of biometric data collected by connected cars: Deloitte

Nov 27, 2020

81 percent of surveyed Indian consumers are comfortable sharing their data with OEMs, dealers, and commercial third parties, if they receive significant benefits in return though only 35 percent of consumers say they would most trust a car manufacturer to manage their connected data

Emission cheat devices: SC refuses to quash FIR against Skoda Volkswagen

Emission cheat devices: SC refuses to quash FIR against Skoda Volkswagen

Nov 27, 2020

The Allahabad High Court had in October dismissed Volkswagen India’s plea for quashing of an FIR dated July 10 registered against it in Noida for installing “cheat devices” in its vehicles.

TVS Group firm buys out Mahindra First Choice Services to strengthen auto aftermarket business

TVS Group firm buys out Mahindra First Choice Services to strengthen auto aftermarket business

Nov 27, 2020

TVS ASPL will also be acquiring the entire stake aggregating to 100% of optionally convertible redeemable preference shares in Auto Digitech (ADPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of MFCSL.

ACMA begins 2020 iAutoConnect: Seven-day buyer-seller meet to be held virtually

ACMA begins 2020 iAutoConnect: Seven-day buyer-seller meet to be held virtually

Nov 26, 2020

The event, organised on a virtual platform, will be held from 25 November until 01 December 2020, connecting overseas auto component distributors and buyers with exhibitors from ACMA member companies.

Continental, IITs, IIITs in India collaborate on autonomous driving technology research

Continental, IITs, IIITs in India collaborate on autonomous driving technology research

Nov 24, 2020

The collaboration between Continental and the several academic institutions in India would see the research and development of advanced driver assistance systems for autonomous driving technologies.

Car leasing/subscription: A boon during a pandemic?

Car leasing/subscription: A boon during a pandemic?

Nov 24, 2020

The car rental industry in India is expected to reach a target of Rs 1000 billion by 2022, indicating that this trend is likely to grow in the foreseeable future.

GS Caltex range of BS6 lubricants launched for cars, bikes; Suitable for even BS4 vehicles

GS Caltex range of BS6 lubricants launched for cars, bikes; Suitable for even BS4 vehicles

Nov 24, 2020

The GS Caltex range of lubricants are even suitable for BS III vehicles and will ensure a smooth, stress-free performance from the engine at an affordable price.

Corona will not stop us, all five plants to be carbon neutral by 2025 – Audi

Corona will not stop us, all five plants to be carbon neutral by 2025 – Audi

Nov 23, 2020

Audi’s plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2025 is on track. Despite the impact from the coronavirus pandemic, the remaining three manufacturing facilities around the world will become carbon neutral on time.

After facing backlash from dealers, Harley-Davidson India ensures a ‘smooth transition’

After facing backlash from dealers, Harley-Davidson India ensures a ‘smooth transition’

Nov 21, 2020

Harley-Davidson India said in a press statement that it is providing updates to its customers as available and have assured them that the company’s motorcycle parts and accessories and general merchandise sales, along with after-sale services, warranty and H.O.G. activities will continue starting January 2021. 

Maruti Suzuki gains from the diesel to petrol shift, here’s how

Maruti Suzuki gains from the diesel to petrol shift, here’s how

Nov 21, 2020

Despite exiting the diesel engine space earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki has recorded highest ever sales in October 2020, with 51% market share.

India to get 1,000 LNG dispensing stations: 40% cheaper than diesel, promises higher range

India to get 1,000 LNG dispensing stations: 40% cheaper than diesel, promises higher range

Nov 20, 2020

Gujarat, which houses almost two-thirds of India’s current LNG import capacity, would see the maximum number of LNG stations at 10.

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