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Diesel seems to having a bit of a moment right now. And that’s not in a good sense. This wonder-fuel that Indian car buyers loved so much until just two years ago, is now under fire worldwide for ...

Dear Readers, As development of autonomous or driverless vehicle technology gathers steam, the industry is also investing heavily in building capabilities in artificial intelligence, for that is ...

Dear Readers, I asked the young intern in our New Delhi office what car he would like to own growing up. And as expected, he said he wasn’t interested in investing in a car. Similarly, over lunch ...

Driver and occupant safety in the era of ‘data and connectivity on the move’ is bringing a paradigm shift. The criticality has increased due to several in-vehicle distractions, the demand and ...

Automotive Electronics (AE) has aided higher safety, enormous connectivity, better cabin comfort, lower emissions and improved drivability. AE content has been increasing steadily over the years, and ...

Self-driving cars seem to be everywhere these days. Not literally, of course, but at least in terms of media coverage and mindshare. Google and Uber are fighting over ownership of autonomous driving ...

A decade ago, who would have ever thought that a cab services provider would disrupt the might of the global automotive industry, and force car manufacturers to rethink their entire business models ...

Dear Readers, "Health of people more important than interest of manufacturers", noted a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, in its five-page order banning sale and registration ...

Last month, Auto Tech Review hosted Transmission.tech 2017, the first edition of our annual conferences on automotive transmission technologies. With participation from key stakeholders, senior ...

The approach towards Commercial Vehicle (CV) technologies has changed due to better cognizance of safety, fuel efficiency and productivity. The ability to carry more cargo with better turn-around ...

Dear Readers, Over the past few days, I spoke to about a dozen industry veterans to understand their perspective on what really are the challenges and opportunities for the automotive industry and ...

Connectivity is the big thing with cars these days. Back in the day, it used to be about styling and horsepower. Lots of horsepower. But now, it seems that ‘connectivity’ is what car buyers care ...

Recent data shows that about 4 % of cars in the US are with manual transmissions, but in the rest of the world 80 % of the powertrains have manual transmissions. This is an interesting backdrop in ...

This month, I had an opportunity to drive a rather interesting vehicle – the Eicher Polaris Multix, a tiny utility vehicle that has a fully enclosed cabin that can seat up to five persons, and an ...

Dear Readers, Just as we were wrapping up this edition of Auto Tech Review, came the American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, a broad ...

Dear Readers, The second largest car manufacturer in Europe is aiming for the top spot in the global automotive order. PSA Group, the French manufacturer that sells cars and motorcycles under the ...