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Last date of submission of entries: November 15, 2018.  |   Jury Meet: December 14, 2018.  |   Awards Ceremony: December 21, 2018.
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Auto Tech Review is India’s first & only automotive magazine with a core focus on technology. The magazine takes a 360-degree approach to automotive journalism, and disseminates knowledge and information on the sector through its initiatives in print, online, digital and events.

Reflecting our intent is our tagline - The Language of Technology, which is an essential reading tool for people across functions such as R&D, marketing and senior management. The magazine is also well-circulated among the academia, in line with our aim of bridging the gaps between them and the automotive industry. Be it passenger cars, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers or suppliers – Auto Tech Review brings to the industry unmatched quality of technology knowledge on anything automotive.

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CATEGORIES



1. ENGINE OF THE YEAR
  • FOUR-WHEELERS
    • Engine of the Year – Sub 1 Litre
    • Engine of the Year – 1.0 to 1.5 Litre
    • Engine of the Year – 1.5 to 2.0 Litre
    • Engine of the Year – 2.0 to 3.0 Litre
    • Engine of the Year – 3.0 Litre and above
    • Fuel Efficiency Champion of the Year
    • Hybrid Engine of the year
    • Performance Engine of the year – Volume Segment
    • Performance Engine of the year – Premium Segmen
    • Technology Showcase* of the Year – Volume Segment
    • Technology Showcase of the Year – Premium Segment
    • New Entrant of the Year
    • Electric Powertrain of the Year
    • Petrol - Under 1.5 L & Above 1.5 L
  • TWO-WHEELERS
    • Electric Powertrain of the Year
    • Technology Showcase of the Year
    • Fuel Efficiency Champion of the Year
    • New Entrant of the Year
    • Engine displacement Scooter <150cc
    • Engine displacement Motorcycle <150cc
    • Engine displacement 150 to 300 cc
    • Engine displacement 300 to 500 cc
    • Engine displacement > 500 cc
    • CBU of the Year

Criteria: Fuel-efficiency, downsizing, use of alternative material, NVH, power & torque, innovative engineering, etc.

2. TRANSMISSION OF THE YEAR (OEMs)
  • FOUR-WHEELERS
    • Automatic Transmission of the Year – Volume Segment
    • Automatic Transmission of the Year – Premium Segment
    • Manual Transmission of the Year – Volume Segment
    • Manual Transmission of the Year – Premium Segment
    • Technology Showcase of the Year – Volume Segment
    • Technology Showcase of the Year – Premium Segment
    • New Entrant of the Year
    • Four Wheel Drive Powertrain of the Year

Criteria: Fuel-efficiency, downsizing, transmission efficiency, use of alternative material, NVH, power & torque, innovative engineering, etc.

3. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Criteria: To be valuated across vehicle segments & include all technologies or innovations across product segments and categories launched in the award period.

1. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Criteria: Criteria: To be valuated across vehicle segments & include all technologies or innovations across product segments and categories launched in the award period.

READERS' CHOICE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR:

⚹ To be decided based on votes from Auto Tech Review readers.

⚹ Auto Tech Review editorial team to shortlist five technologies from the current year for voting.

STUDENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Criteria: Preliminary contest among students, short final presentation to the jury.

IATIA invites undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate engineering students to come up with innovative solutions in any of the below mentioned areas:

MOBILITY / TRANSPORTATION

  • Using Reinforcement learning for traffic management
  • Making Road Transport Smarter

VEHICLES

  • Improving Vehicle Efficiency
  • Connected Technology for Passenger Safety

Title - Traffic management using reinforcement learning

In most major cities, we have a big problem of traffic congestion. Traffic moves for small stretches and then comes to a standstill at junctions and traffic lights. Traffic lights are not synchronised or adaptive to the traffic conditions. We see that there are long queues on certain branch of the intersection while others are fairly empty, yet the light for the empty road remains green for long.

Under this project, the teams would be expected to train a Reinforcement Learning based neural network that would manage a stretch of traffic lights that would help improve the traffic conditions. Vehicles on main branches would be able to drive longer stretches non stop as the lights are synchronised as well as adaptive. Teams are welcome to train the network that could allow lights to turn green for straight drives while keeping right turns red, skip a branch in the sequence if needed etc.

The team would need to create a simulator using AirSim or Carla. Input data for the network could be camera stream from the simulator or other information that can come from the simulator. Teams are free to define the input and methodology. Deep RL is preferred over Q Learning model based RL techniques.

AUTOMOTIVE TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR

The Automotive Tech Startup of the Year (ATSoY) is part of the Indian Automotive Technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA), an annual initiative by Auto Tech Review, India’s premier automotive technology publication.

True to the spirit of the IATIA, the ATSoY has been conceptualised with a specific goal in mind: to recognise, honour and reward budding technology entrepreneurs in the Indian automotive sector, who've not just made their mark by bringing to the market unique solutions aimed at the sector, but have also successfully scaled up their ventures.

Nominations:

  • The ATSoY is open to startups founded on or after January 1, 2012.
  • Nominations are open to any startup with innovative products, solutions, processes or services aimed at the mobility sector.

Categories:

Start-ups operating in the below mentioned categories are invited to send their entries:

  • 1. Connected Technologies
  • 2. Electric Mobility Technologies
  • 3. Autonomous Vehicles $ Safety
  • 4. Open *

* The Open category would invite entries from any other area of the mobility sector, not covered in the first three sub-categories.

Evaluation Parameters & Criteria:

The entries will be evaluated on below mentioned criteria:

  • 1. Originality of idea
  • 2. Innovation quotient
  • 3. Technology readiness
  • 4. Business model
  • 5. Business goals vs achievements
  • 6. Sustainability potential
  • 7. Investments raised
  • 8. Revenue/ profit growth (YoY)
  • 9. Social impact
  • 10. Human resource index (number of people/ gender bias/ employability/ retention)

Proposed Benefits:

Funding: Winners from each selected category stand to get funding (Note: decision at the sole discretion of funding agencies);

Acceleration: Winners stand an opportunity to enter an acceleration programme

ATSoY Jury

The ATSoY jury would comprise of renowned leaders from the mobility industry, investment community as well as the business ecosystem.

Timelines:

  • September 15, 2018: Nomination process starts
  • November 15, 2018: Screening round to select Top 10
  • December 14, 2018: Jury round to select Top 5
  • December 21, 2018: IATIA function

For more details, please write to us at vivek@autotechreview.com

Jury - Iatia



Mr. Shrikant R Marathe

Former Director Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Dr. RK Malhotra

President, SAEINDIA

Dr. Arun Jaura

Managing Director, Michelin India Technology Center LLP

Mr. Sajid Mubashir

Scientist G,DHI-DST Technology Platform for Electric Mobility, Govt of India

Mr. Kaushik Madhavan

Head - Automotive & Transportation Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Mr. Deepangshu Dev Sarmah

Editor–in–Chief Auto Tech Review

JURY – ATSoY



Mr. CV Raman

Sr Executive Director (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Mr. Chetan Maini

Vice Chairman, Sun Mobility

Mr. Dilip Chenoy

Chairman, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology and former MD & CEO, National Skills Development Corporation

Mr. Avik Chattopadhyay

Co-Founder, Expereal

Mr. Deepak Jain

Managing Director, Lumax Industries Ltd

Mr. Deepangshu Dev Sarmah

Editor–in–Chief Auto Tech Review

Mr. Kaushik Madhavan

Head - Automotive & Transportation Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Dr. Prakash Sharma

Head of Mentorship Program, AutoNebula

Entry Form



Registrations Here


Rules And Regulations



GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
(Applies to all categories, and all submissions)

  1. The submission of the Entry Form assumes that you have carefully read the ATR IATIA Rules and Regulations and have agreed to abide by them.
  2. Entries are open for OEMs (Two-wheelers, Four-wheelers and Commercial Vehicles), Suppliers (Tier I & Tier II) and Students.
  3. To be eligible for ATR IATIA, the technology/ innovation should have been introduced/ implemented last year.
  4. All entries should adhere to the basic objectives of the ATR-IATIA.
  5. Please be careful while filling out the Entry Form, as any incorrect and incomplete submission will work against your entry at the time of judging.
  6. Please ensure submission of clear and correct information, failing which an entry could be barred.
  7. Submissions should be concise, yet provide relevant information to enable the judges make informed decisions.
  8. All entries have to be signed by an authorised signatory of the company/ institution.
  9. All decisions made by the jury to be final and binding. In the unlikely event of a conflict of interest, the concerned jury member will abstain from judging the category.
  10. Entries will not be returned to the sender.
  11. Entry Forms are available online and can be submitted online (by email) or by post (offline).
  12. All offline submissions to be addressed to: 
    Mr. Vivek Tyagi
    Manager – Events 
    Auto Tech Review | Springer India Pvt Ltd | 7th Floor, Vijaya Building | 17, Barakhamba Road | New Delhi – 110001
  13. Entries are invited in English only and have to be submitted in English only.

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR STUDENTS:

  1. Participation can come in the form of an individual, a team or an organization / institution.
  2. Each entry must be certified by the HoD / Dean of the institution. The backgrounder note submitted along with the form should also bear the company seal.
  3. Shortlisted students/ group of students might be invited for a round of interviews with the jury, either via Skype or a personal meeting.

IMPORTANT TIMELINES:

Winners IATIA 2017






Engine of the Year – 4W, Under 1.5 L, Petrol (WINNER)

Maruti Suzuki India

1 L Boosterjet (Baleno)

Engine of the Year – 4W,  Above 1.5 L, Petrol (WINNER)

Hyundai Motor India

1.6 L Gamma (Verna)

Engine of the Year – 4W,  Above 1.5 L, Petrol (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

Nissan Motor India

3.8 L VR38DETT V6 (GT-R)

Engine of the Year – 4W,  Under 1.5 L , Diesel (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

Tata Motors

1.5 L Turbodiesel (Nexon)

Engine of the Year – 4W,  Above 1.5 L , Diesel (WINNER)

Volvo Auto India

2 L, D5 (V90 Cross Country)

Engine of the Year – 2W, Under 250 cc (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

India Yamaha Motor

249 cc FI (FZ25)

Engine of the Year – 2W, Above 500 cc (WINNER)

Triumph Motorcycles India

765 cc, 3-cylinder (Street Triple S)

Transmission of the Year – 4W, Manual (WINNER)

Tata Motors

6-speed TA6300 (Nexon)

Transmission of the Year – 4W, Automatic (WINNER)

Volkswagen India 

7-speed DSG DQ500 (Tiguan)

Transmission of the Year – 2W, Automatic (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

6-speed DCT (Africa Twin)

Transmission Technology of the year (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

Magneti Marelli India 

4th Generation AMT

Safety Technology of the Year (Supplier) (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

The Hitech Robotics System

Advanced Driver Assistive Systems – Co-Pilot

Safety Technology of the Year (OEM) (WINNER)

Nissan Motor India

Nissan Connect – Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM)

Environment Technology of the Year (Supplier) (WINNER)

Corning

Duratrap® AT Partial Filter 

Environment Technology of the Year (OEM) (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION)

Mahindra & Mahindra

Ecosense

Convenience Technology of the Year (Supplier) (WINNER)

Visteon India

Infotainment system – "The New Age XUV"

Convenience Technology of the Year (OEM) (WINNER)

Mahindra & Mahindra

Connected Apps – XUV500

Technology Innovation of the Year (OEM) (WINNER)

Hyundai Motor India

Eco Coating Technology (Verna)

Steering Gear with Optimum Output Torque-to-Weight Ratio (WINNER)

Rane TRW Steering System

Steering Gear with Optimum Output Torque-to-Weight Ratio

Technology Innovation of the Year (Supplier)(RUNNER-UP)

INA Bearings India

Hybrid System for Two-Wheelers

Student Innovator of the Year (WINNER)

IIT, Madras

Cargo Ground Build-up Systems (CGBS)

Student Innovator of the Year (RUNNER-UP)

SRM University, Chennai

Wheel Hub for Tractors

Automotive Tech Startup of the Year (WINNER)

FreightBazaar

Freight Logistics Platform

Automotive Tech Startup of the Year (1st RUNNER-UP)

ANI Technologies

Ola Play

Automotive Tech Startup of the Year (2nd RUNNER-UP)

Alteryx Automotive Analytics

Disruptive Analytics

Readers' Choice Technology of the Year (WINNER)

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

HET Tyres

Earlier Editions




IATIA 2016 recognises, awards innovation and achievement in the auto industry

Instituted by Auto Tech Review (ATR), the country's first and only automotive technology magazine, the Indian Automotive Technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA) honour excellence in the automotive technologies space, and recognise the spirit of innovation among automotive manufacturers as well as engineering students in India.

With the 3rd edition of the IATIA, which was held on December 16, 2016 at The Grand, New Delhi, the aim was again to recognise and award innovative new automotive technologies that really matter, and which have the potential to make a significant positive impact.

The areas of work that the IATIA aims to recognise and award are local engineering and technology development, major improvements in engineering processes and significant technical upgrades. The focus is not just at the end products that get manufactured, but also at why it got made and how technical challenges were overcome.

Core categories in which awards were given out included engines, transmissions, safety, convenience, environment, and technology innovation. Entries were screened by our validation partner, Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and external jury members for this year included eminent, well-respected industry professionals like Mr Shrikant R. Marathe (Ex-Director, Automotive Research Association of India), Dr RK Malhotra (President, SAEINDIA and Director General, Petroleum Federation of India), Dr Arun Jaura (European Advisory Council, SAE International), Mr Sajid Mubashir (Scientist G, DHI-DST Technology Platform for Electric Mobility, Govt of India) and Mr Indeep Madan (Managing Director, VCA India).

Evaluation Process

As part of our vehicle evaluation process for the IATIA, we also extensively drove and rode the cars and motorcycles that were nominated in various categories. This year, to help the editorial team with this evaluation process, we also had on board Mr Avik Chattopadhyay, an automotive industry veteran who has worked with major OEMs for more than two decades, and Mr Rajiv Mitra, veteran automotive journalist who has worked with leading publications and TV channels for more than twenty years. With our combined experience of driving, testing and evaluating all kinds of vehicles, we aimed to provide testing scores that reflect each vehicle's technical prowess and real-world capabilities.

Attended by automotive industry leaders, the IATIA was once again a big success this year and garnered appreciation from OEMs and suppliers alike. “It’s heartening to see the support we’ve received for the IATIA thus far, and the assurance of continued support in the future gives me a lot of confidence. What has come for special appreciation is our endeavour to recognise young engineering talent keen to pursue a career in the automotive industry. I believe IATIA is the right platform for the industry and academia to come together and push the innovation envelope in the student community,” said Deepangshu Dev Sarmah, Editor-in-Chief, Auto Tech Review, summing up the proceedings of the IATIA 2016.

The IATIA 2016 was co-sponsored by Ansys, Varroc and Ace Micromatic, while supporting partners included SAE India and IN-RDVS. Digital broadcast partnership was provided by 24 Frames Digital

Let us now take a look at the winning entries of IATIA 2016.

Engine of the Year (4W, under 1.5 l, petrol):

Renault Kwid 1.0

The Renault Kwid’s new 1 l ‘Sce’ petrol engine produces 68 hp and 91 Nm of torque. The engine, with its 4 valves per cylinder and double overhead cams, provides impressive drivability and fuel economy (also when mated to Renault’s ‘Easy-R’ AMT, for added convenience), and is easily one of the best new engines in its class.

Engine of the Year (4W, above 1.5 l, petrol)

Hyundai Elantra 2.0

The Hyundai Elantra’s new 2 l petrol engine produces a class-leading 150 hp and 192 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual (or 6-speed automatic) transmission, the engine provides smooth, seamless power delivery across its rev-range, and impresses with its excellent drivability and overall efficiency.

Engine of the Year (4W, above 1.5 l, diesel)

Volvo S90 2.0

The Volvo S90’s 2 l ‘D4’ four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine is smooth, powerful and efficient. At 187 hp and 400 Nm of torque, the D4’s output is impressive. Also, as part of Volvo’s new ‘Drive-E’ family of engines, the D4 has been designed for reduced complexity by using a compact, modular approach. A deserving winner in its segment!

Engine of the Year (2W, 125-250cc)

Honda Hornet CB 160 R

The Honda CB Hornet 160R’s 163 cc single-cylinder engine, which is equipped with a counterbalancer for smooth running, offers BS-IV compliance and best-in-class balance of power, performance and fuel economy.

Engine of the Year (2W, >250cc, CBUs)

Ducati Monster 821

The Monster 821’s liquid-cooled Desmodromic 8-valve 821 cc V-twin produces an impressive 112 hp and 90 Nm of torque. With ride-by-wire throttle management, fuel-injection and multiple riding modes, it’s a high-tech engine that delivers superlative performance in a compact package.

Transmission of the Year (AMTs)

Nissan Terrano 6-speed AMT

The new Terrano features an all-new 6-Speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) that provides smooth, computer-controlled automatic gearshifts, without hurting fuel economy. This AMT provides most of the benefits of a regular automatic, at a lower price point, making it accessible to a wider cross-section of buyers.

Transmission of the Year

Honda Accord eCVT

The new Accord features a highly innovative eCVT, which automatically juggles between the car’s electric motor and IC engine, seamlessly transferring power to the car’s front wheels. The eCVT is a high-tech solution that makes optimum use of the car’s i-MMD hybrid powertrain and also helps the fuel economy.

Safety Technology of the Year

Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s next-generation lightweight platform

The new Baleno is Maruti Suzuki’s first product in India that’s based on its next generation lightweight platform. With this, MSIL has been able to make the Baleno 15 % lighter and 10 % more rigid, as compared to other existing comparable platforms in the industry. The new lightweight platform has also provided better crash resilience and improved NVH to the new Baleno.

Environment Technology of the Year

Rane TRW – High-pressure Compact Aluminium Pump

Rane TRW’s indigenously designed and developed hydraulic power steering pump for commercial vehicle applications offers significant reduction in weight and noise. The new pump is 60 % lighter than earlier units and contributes to improved fuel economy and reduction in vehicle emission levels. Its aluminium construction makes it eco-friendly as well.

Convenience Technology of the Year

Visteon India – Head Up Display for Emerging Markets

Visteon has developed several scalable Head Up Display (HUD) solutions targeting all segments – from entry-level to luxury vehicles – with global market appeal, including its range of first-to-market combiner HUDs, which project a virtual image in front of the driver using a transparent screen mounted on top of the instrument panel. Combiner HUD brings head-up technology to mass-market vehicles through a compact, affordable solution with a high-quality display.

Technology Innovation of the Year (OEMs)

Mahindra and Mahindra – Truck & Bus Division – Fuel Smart in the Blazo Series

Fuel Smart technology customises a vehicle’s power and torque delivery according to load and application, resulting in a significant improvement in fuel efficiency. The technology has been made easy to use, so that drivers can themselves select the appropriate driving mode for maximised efficiency.

Technology Innovation of the Year (Suppliers)

INA Bearings India – Adaptive Start-Stop with Sailing for 2W Applications

INA Bearings’ adaptive start stop system for two-wheelers uses the company’s engine decoupling management (EDM) technology, which analyses rider behaviour and riding style to optimise the start-stop function, thereby providing significant improvement in fuel economy and reduction in emissions.

Technology Innovation of the Year (Suppliers) (1st Co-Winner)

AllGo Embedded Systems – RACE 2.0 Integrated Media and Mirroring Middleware Solution

RACE 2.0 is an ‘Integrated Media and Mirroring Middleware’ software solution, which simplifies the design and integration of automotive infotainment systems, and makes it easier for users to access their preferred content via media and smartphone mirroring software for seamless connectivity across devices.

Technology Innovation of the Year (Suppliers) (2nd Co-Winner)

Minda Corporation Ltd – Magnetic Key Shutter Module for 2W Ignition Switch

Minda’s new magnetic key shutter module is a protective device with push-type mechanism for 2-wheeler Ignition lock to restrict unauthorised access to the ignition lock keyhole. It enhances the anti-theft element, while also making it easier for the rider to operate the ignition switch.

Student Innovator of the Year

SRM University, Chennai (Nishta Sen, Chakshu Ishan Kaplas, Nishant Saha) – Web Mining and Artificial Intelligence-based Infotainment

The purpose of this technology is to enable the use of a mobile application as an interface for human-vehicle communication, for increasing safety and allowing the vehicle to customise infotainment options based on the user’s personal preferences, which remain stored on the Web.

Student Innovator of the Year (1st Runner-up)

Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad (Chirag Malhotra, Rais Raja, Garvit Dudeja) – Technologies for Safer, More Efficient Electric Vehicles

The team from MRIU has designed a host of safety technologies for electric cars and have tried to make EVs more efficient via solar charging of the batteries. They have also designed a smart controller for the battery pack, which extracts the least possible power, depending on load.

Student Innovator of the Year (2nd Runner-up)

NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad (Suryan Kumar, Arjun Ramesh, Ananthan) – Turbo Lag Removal and Turbocharging of Single Cylinder Engines

To deal with increasingly stringent emissions norms, Suryan, Arjun and Ananthan, from the NSS College of Engineering, have designed an experimental turbocharger system for single-cylinder engines. This system is expected to help reduce emissions, boost performance and increase mileage, without compromising on power delivery and performance.

Readers' Choice Technology of the Year

Renault India - Kwid Easy-R AMT

 




Engine of the Year - Four-Wheelers :

Maruti Suzuki India Limited.

DDiS 125 in Celerio Diesel

ENGINE OF THE YEAR 2015 - TWO-WHEELERS (150-250 CC) :

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India

New mid-size 160 cc engine used in CB Unicorn 160

ENGINE OF THE YEAR 2015 - TWO-WHEELERS (ABOVE 250 CC) :

Triumph Motorcycles

2nd Generation, 800 cc Triple engine featured in the Tiger Series

ENGINE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR:

Honeywell Turbo Technologies India

Gasoline Waste Gate Turbocharger

TRANSMISSION OF THE YEAR:

No Award was presented in this category for want of substantial number of entries.

TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR:

Magneti Marelli India

Automated Manual Transmission in Maruti Celerio, Maruti Alto, Tata Nano and Tata Zest

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (OEMs):

VE Commercial Vehicles Limited

Polymer crash-box design for frontal crash protection of truck cabin LCVs (5 T to 9.5 T)

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

Hella India Automotive Pvt Ltd

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for 2W, 3W & PVs

ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (OEMs):

Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) on the Ciaz sedan & Ertiga MPV

ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

No Award was presented in this category as the Jury felt none of the entries merited an award this year.

CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (OEMs):

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

Convenient Lift Up Independent Cover (CLIC) and Viscous Air Filter in Activa 125

CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

Visteon India

Infotainment product Open Air featured on Mahindra XUV500 Refresh

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (OEMs):

Tata Motors

CNG Series Hybrid Technology used in the 12 m Series Hybrid Urban Bus

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (OEMs):

Mahindra & Mahindra

Blue Sense App in the Scorpio, XUV500, TUV100

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

KPIT Technologies Ltd

Revolo XL - Electric hybrid system to convert existing public transport buses to hybrid buses.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

Bosch Ltd

Fuel-efficient & most simplified Common Rail Diesel FI system for small engines 1 Cyl & 2 Cyl LPVs (Low Price Vehicles)

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

INA Bearings India (Schaeffler)

Engine Decoupling Management (EDM) for 2Ws, used in scooters and motorcycles

STUDENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (WINNER):

Ankit Kandpal and Jatin Bhandari, College of Technology, Pantnagar (UK)

Turbo Lag Removal in Automobiles

STUDENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (RUNNER-UP):

Ckakshu Ishan Kaplas & Samitha Ganguly, SRM University Chennai

Smart Accident Detection & Automated SOS System

READERS' CHOICE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR :

Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS)



Engine of the Year - Four-Wheelers :

Ford India Pvt Ltd for the 1 l turbo-charged Ecoboost engine found in the EcoSport.

ENGINE OF THE YEAR - TWO-WHEELERS :

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd for the 110 cc engine that powers the Dream Yuga.

ENGINE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR :

Honeywell Turbo Technologies India - Honeywell Waste Gate Turbocharger

TRANSMISSION OF THE YEAR (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION):

Sulzer Friction Systems Ltd for Synchronizer Rings

TRANSMISSION OF THE YEAR:

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Auto Gear Shift - AMT - on the Celerio hatchback.

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR:

Volkswagen India - Dual Airbags on Polo hatchback

ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR:

Tata Motors - Small Electric Commercial Passenger Vehicle - IRIS EV

CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (OEMs):

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd - Dual Disc with CBS on the CB Trigger

CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

CarIQ Technologies - Smart Plug

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (OEMS):

Tata Motors Ltd for the 'Skipfire' technology aimed at improving fuel-efficiency

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (SUPPLIERS):

ZF Steering Gear India Ltd - Steering Gear Hydraulic Power

STUDENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:

P. Vignesh, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College - Design,
Modification and Analysis of 2W Cooling Fins

STUDENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION):

Asish Rana and Vipul Kumar, Vidya College of Engineering - Self Adjusting Sprocket/ Gear

READER'S CHOICE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR:

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Auto Gear Shift - AMT - on the Celerio hatchback.

POLL



Ford Ti-VCT engine on the EcoSport:

The biggest highlight of the new 2017 Ford EcoSport is the new 1,497 cc, in-line three-cylinder, naturally aspirated, Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT), ‘Dragon’ petrol engine. The petrol engine delivers maximum power of 121 hp at 6,500 rpm, along with peak torque of 150 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The engine is said to have been designed to improve performance and efficiency, while reducing size, weight and friction. This engine is offered with a five-speed manual transmission, as well as a new six-speed conventional torque-converter automatic transmission.

Maruti Suzuki 1.0 l Boosterjet engine on the Baleno RS:

The Boosterjet engine on the Baleno RS is a 998 cc, three-cylinder unit featuring a direct injection turbo unit that produces around 100 hp of peak power and 150 Nm of torque. The Boosterjet 1 l engine is claimed to deliver 20 % more power and 30 % more torque compared to a regular 1.2 l naturally aspirated petrol engine. At the core of the engine lie the direct injection system that delivers fuel at pressures of about 200 bar into the cylinders, giving the engine very efficient combustible air-fuel mixture that help reduce fuel consumption as well as emissions. Additionally, the shape of the intake ports and the pistons are optimised to generate a stronger tumble flow.

Hyundai Eco Coating Technology on the 2017 Verna

The basic concept of Eco Coating Technology is bio-filtration that degrades volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using biofilm made of odourless bacteria. The odourless bacteria decompose VOCs into no or weak odour gases. The biofilm on the surface of the evaporator core reduce odour. This is the first attempt to combine biotechnology and automotive technologies in automotive areas, claims Hyundai Motor India.

‘Ecosense’ on the Mahindra XUV500:

The Ecosense Technology helps in optimising fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions by assisting the driver in driving more efficiently. For every trip, the user gets an Ecoscore out of 100, based on driving parameters like speed, gear selection, acceleration, idling, clutch override and aggressive breaking. During the trip, the infotainment system keeps displaying an instantaneous Ecoscore and an average Ecoscore. It also allows the user to share his/ her Ecoscore on multiple social media platforms. The user gets easy access to the Ecosense data and history on the infotainment system as well as on the Bluesense app and the With You Hamesha website.

Honda HET Tyres on the CB Shine SP:

The new CB Shine SP from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is the 1st motorcycle in India to be equipped with HET (Honda Eco Technology) tyres. Developed and patented by Honda, the HET tyre is built with a new compound that reduces the energy loss, while maintaining optimum grip performance by 15-20 %, thereby improving overall efficiency. This tyre has been locally developed by Indian tyre manufacturers as per specifications given by Honda. Through this technology, Honda aims to pass on the benefit of improved fuel efficiency to customers and contribute to the environment by reducing carbon footprint.

Suzuki Gixxer SF with ABS:

Suzuki Motorcycle India launched the Gixxer SF this year with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). This optional single-channel ABS unit makes the Gixxer SF the only bike in this segment in India to offer this safety feature. Compared to the standard Gixxer, the ABS provides a significant safety net and confidence boost, with the bike pulling to a stop without any fuss, even if the rider grabs a handful of brake on loose or wet surfaces.


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