Opinion
Connectivity Revolution Editor's Desk May 2018

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 ...

Transmissions are major enablers and candidates for reducing carbon footprint, improving vehicle fuel economy, reducing total cost of ownership and enhancing the driving experience. The evolution of ...

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 ...

Automation and Robotics in the larger ecosystem have percolated and embedded in automobile manufacturing, testing & development, product development and autonomous driving. They have reduced the ...

Technology Vision (TV) drives conventional and e-mobility, holistically. A TV has the ability to take India, its engineering, its research in the mobility ecosystem into an orbit of sustainable ...

Until few years ago, brakes were considered to be only vehicle safety systems that helped stop the vehicle, when the driver activated them or when the driver parked the vehicle on a slope or ...

Dear Readers, Electromobility was the clear buzzword at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018. In what was a distinct showcase of intent to go electric, manufacturers across verticals exhibited ...

Dear Readers, Mobility, as we know today, will undergo dramatic transformation in the years to come. Governments, mobility practitioners, urban planners, transportation experts have been talking ...

Dear Readers, At one of our most recent meetings, I asked this distinguished technology leader from a market leading manufacturer what he thought is the most prominent global megatrend that the ...

Technology and Innovation (TI) have been the hallmarks of automotive industry and continue being so. Innovation is an imperative since an automobile is faced with different driving scenarios in ...

The stringent emission standards and the gradual shift towards hybrid and e-mobility have brought in a paradigm shift in emissions technologies. The technologies, hardware and software vary depending ...

Back in 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 spacecraft navigated a distance of more than 380,000 km to travel from Earth to the Moon and it did that with less computing power than you’d find in a modern ...

Dear Readers, At Continental Corporation’s biennial TechShow in Hanover, earlier this year, the company had an interesting showcase called the Continental Urban mobility Experience (CUbE). A demo ...

Fuel economy and emission norms, coupled with the need for integration of another propelling device for hybridisation, have created ingenious powertrains. The fact that about 30 two-wheelers and ...

Dear Readers, Congested and polluted cities worldwide have driven much of the new technology developments in the mobility world in recent times. The world is already witnessing what is likely to ...

Dear Readers, Much has been written and spoken about Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari’s speech at the recently concluded SIAM annual convention. Industry professionals watched in ...