Daily News Capsule: Hyundai Verna | Yamaha Reopens | Volvo Speed Limit & more

Daily News Capsule: Hyundai Verna | Yamaha Reopens | Volvo Speed Limit & more

daily news 20 may 2020 autotechreview
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Hyundai Launches Restyled New Verna Sedan From Rs 9.31 Lakh

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today launched the latest version of its Verna mid-size sedan, with prices starting at Rs 9.31 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The company claims the latest edition, Verna, as ‘India’s First Fully Connected Mid-Size Sedan,” featuring spectacular design, intelligent technology, advanced performance, and exceptional features. The car is available with three engine choices across nine variants, with prices going up to Rs 15.1 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. READ MORE…

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Yamaha Kancheepuram Plant, Dealerships and Head Office Resume Work

Yamaha Motor India restarts operations at its Kancheepuram plant, 50 percent dealerships, and Chennai Head Office. Safety guidelines with social distancing parameters and hygiene protocols have to be strictly followed before employees resume plant operations. Frequent sanitization activities are being carried out to keep workstations safe. Also, alternate seating arrangements and virtual meetings are encouraged to enhance distancing protocols. Canteens too will have staggered timings to increase the safety of employees. READ MORE…

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Igus Puts Automated High-Speed System into Operation

A great challenge for operators of sewage plants, waste incineration plants, cranes, power plants, or mines is to guide data, energy, and media safely on long travels. High speeds combined with a high fill weight often pose problems for energy supply systems such as motor cable drums, busbars, or festoons.  The motion plastics specialist Igus has commissioned a new automated test facility for long distances in outdoor premises in Cologne Porz-Lind. Polymer energy chains and cables are tested here for a travel speed of up to 8 m/s over a travel of 400 metres. READ MORE…

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Euro NCAP Toughens Test Protocols With New Changes

European New Car Assessment Programme has updated its test protocols by introducing parameters across occupant protection, post-crash protection, and promote driver assistance programs. The new addition is a moving barrier to moving car frontal crash test instead of the regulation-based moderate offset-deformable barrier test. The 23-year-old test evaluates protection for occupants, but this new replacement test will assess the front-end structures contributing to injuries in the collision partner. Crucial innovations this time include the Mobile Progressive Deformable Barrier and to rate vehicle compatibility, as well as the adoption of the world’s most advanced ‘thor’ mid-size male crash test dummy. READ MORE…

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Volvo Cars Now Restricted to 180kmph Top Speed Limit

In a pursuit to further strengthen vehicle safety, Volvo Cars are extending beyond legislations to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in traffic collisions. Volvo vehicles have been restricted to 180kmph top speed limit, and an additional Care Key has been introduced allowing drivers to increase restrictions while lending their cars to others. Volvo claims both these new initiatives display how OEMs can take responsibility in actively working towards minimizing road fatalities and injuries. READ MORE…

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Jaguar Range Rover Starts Production at Solihull, UK

Jaguar Range Rover has rolled out its unit out of its Solihull, UK plant as the company resumes operations while complying with social distancing norms. After a temporary pause in production due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company claims to have hygiene and health monitoring measures in place following an extensive review of all production lines, engineering facilities, office areas, and communal spaces. READ MORE...

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