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Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen AG recently talked about the need to shape the mobility of the future in an even more intelligent, more networked way as the ...

Dear Reader, India's collective focus on innovation is fairly recent. It was only in 2009 that the Government of India announced the upcoming decade – 2010-2020 – as the "decade of innovation", ...

Dear Reader, While the nation celebrated its 65th Republic Day on January 26th, came the terrible news of Tata Motors MD, Karl Slym’s death in a Bangkok hotel. For someone, who was so full of ...

Dear Reader, There is a visible change in the political discourse of the country, and over the next few months we are likely to see many changes taking shape. How good that would be for the country ...

Dear Reader, Apollo Tyres’ announcement of its proposed acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company for an all-cash deal worth Rs 14,500 cr in June this year was clearly the largest ever ...

Dear Reader, Round one in the battle on quadricycles has gone to Bajaj Auto. The Indian government’s recent in-principle agreement that quadricycles – they run on four wheels, but are ...

Dear reader, The Gujarat High Court in July this year set aside a unique and ambitious directive. All four-wheelers registered in the state had to compulsorily convert to natural gas within a year! ...

Dear Reader, By the time this copy of Auto Tech Review reaches you, we would be taking the covers off our first event, the ‘India Battery Conclave 2013’. Our endeavour, like we had committed ...

Dear reader, The first month of the new financial year expectedly returned little hope and joy for the automotive industry – sales continue to fall for most, and those witnessing growth are riding ...

Dear reader, Reduction of mass from automobiles has been a subject of keen interest in developed markets for over four decades now, and over the last decade or so, fast growing markets like India ...

Dear Reader, Like every year, the annual conventions of SIAM and ACMA were held in the first week of September. These are highly attended events in the automotive calendar of the country, for people ...

Dear reader, To question the viability of electric vehicles, at a time when Mahindra Reva has launched its latest bet, the e2o, might sound a little preposterous. But recent studies and developments ...

Dear reader, Is India, once counted among the most progressive and promising automotive market after China, losing its sheen? Do we still have the wherewithal to curb the menaces of high inflation, ...

Dear Reader, With little policy intervention from the Indian government to control the sliding fortunes of the economy, the automotive sector is in a quandary unlike anytime earlier. The ...

Dear reader, News about an Air Nippon-commissioned Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Japan making an emergency landing, after warning lights indicated a battery problem, spread thick and fast. Within no ...

Dear reader, Some of the recent developments in the Indian industry augur well for the future of the transportation sector in general. The new factory Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles opened in ...

Dear Reader, At the launch of the BMW Group’s first pure electric series-produced model – the BMW i3 – Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG called it the ...

Dear reader, From a policy perspective, two important initiatives – the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 and the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013 were announced last ...

Dear reader, A recent estimate made by Intel says a vehicle’s connectivity quotient would become a key buying parameter for customers by 2016, and by 2013, the car is likely to become the third ...

Dear Reader, Amid the gloom surrounding falling vehicle sales in the country, came the launch of one of India’s most anticipated vehicles – the Ford EcoSport. How much of that anticipation ...

Dear reader, There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other – this quote attributed to Douglas H ...

Dear reader, If vehicle manufacturers are to meet the increasingly challenging emission targets, and offer their customers improved fuel economy, it is crucial to engage in lightweighting –not ...