Mobility Transformation Editor's Desk Editorial January 2020

Dear Readers, The past year has been one of the most challenging years for the Indian auto industry. While there were technological challenges for the industry to grapple with, the sustained ...

Dear Readers, Are hybrids a more practical alternative to pure electric vehicles? Is there merit in considering hybridisation as an intermediate solution in the country’s drive towards ...

Dear Readers, At its quarterly results announcement last month, RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) made a significant announcement with respect to the company’s plans to roll-out ...

Dear Readers, The prevailing slowdown in the Indian automotive industry has ruffled every single player in the market, including market leaders across segments. Large component suppliers have been ...

Dear Readers, Going by all the talk around automotive disruptions and transformations, it appears that the life of internal combustion engines is in its last leg. Many countries, including India, ...

Dear Readers, The fact that the future will bring significant changes to the automotive business – products, processes or the way businesses are conducted – and how we commute, is fairly clear. ...

Dear Readers, Unlike our regular monthly editions, where cover themes are technology specific, the theme for this edition is rather broad – Smart Mobility. As a concept, smart mobility could be ...

Dear Readers, There seems to be absolute carnage in the automotive industry, with vehicle sales falling for the ninth month in a row. For an industry that is already under severe pressure to deliver ...

Dear Readers, The Indian government’s push for cleaner mobility turned a new leaf last month, when Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways announced the commissioning of a ...

Dear Readers, Rapid urbanisation and increased levels of motorisation are clogging roads across Indian cities, leading to deteriorating air quality. While road building has gathered pace, increased ...

Dear Readers, Early June, the automotive media fraternity was invited for a unique “knowledge sharing” session at the Mahindra headquarters in Mumbai; a session that attempted to demystify the ...

Dear Readers, Mobility is undergoing a significant transformation that could have wide-ranging implications in the way people and goods are moved in the coming years. The advent of certain ...

Dear Readers, It was during our safety seminar last year that we started propagating the safety pledge we’ve taken as a team. The “5S pledge” is not unique to us. It is practiced by many ...

Dear Readers, With just about 40 weeks to go for the BS VI emission norms to kick in, the industry is clearly running against time to ensure it is ready on time. While most manufacturers have ...

Dear Readers, In tomorrow’s mobility ecosystem, which is likely to see a heterogeneous mix of different powertrain options and changed ownership models, there is one area in vehicles that is ...

Dear Readers, Climate Action Tracker (CAT), an independent scientific analysis that tracks climate action across 32 countries covering around 80 % of global emissions, has some good news about ...

Dear Readers, It was heartening to see the enthusiasm among participants at our most recent conference, the 3rd edition of Transmission.tech – the country’s only dedicated conference on ...

Dear Readers, Remember the times when India and China were talked about in the same breath? As two emerging nations in the global order? As two automotive markets that are likely to rule the ...

Dear Readers, Of the estimated 1.2 bn vehicles in use worldwide, shipment of connected vehicles is expected to hit 48 mn units this year. This number, in fact, has been on a steady rise over the ...

Dear Readers, For a few years now, we have seen manufacturers offer different connected car technologies through telematics or OBD-based solutions, aiding drivers’ convenience. But with two ...

Dear Readers, Palliating climate change has become one of the primary objectives driving governments worldwide, environmentalists, activists as well as mobility practitioners. The Paris agreement on ...

Dear Readers, After a stellar start last year, the country’s first and only dedicated technical conference on automotive transmissions – Transmission.tech – is back for its second edition on ...