New model launches marginally boost automobile sales in February

New model launches helped automobile sales in February rise a little over the year-ago period, according to monthly data released by companies on March 1. Cumulative sales of India’s top passenger vehicle makers — Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Motors, Honda Cars, and Toyota Kirloskar — increased to 206,418 units in February over 200,322 units in the same month last year. This is an increase of 3 per cent. Hyundai Motor had not released sales figures till the time of going to press. Weak sentiments would have hit sales…

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Automobile researchers, organisations can buy bulk vehicle data from the next fiscal

To ‘support’ the automobile industry, the government has come out with a policy where organisations and researchers can buy bulk data pertaining to vehicle registrations on an annual basis. Eligible bodies can purchase the data for Rs 3 crore from the next fiscal and would be required to ensure strict security steps to prevent its theft or transfer, according to the policy approved by the government. Violation of data, the policy warns, will result in action under the IT Act and other applicable laws besides debarring the agency from access…

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Automobile dealers body seeks rollback of new GST changes

MUMBAI: Seeking a rollback of the amendments in the GST Act, the automobile dealers body Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (Fada) has said the changes will have a major impact on their already poor cash flows on the back of slowing sales. The federation feels that the insertion of a new section 49A of the GST Act puts an “unwaranted burden” on their working capital requirements, as they are already hit by slowing sales which began from last September. Under the changes, effective January, IGST credit has to be first…

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Maruti Suzuki Launches Mobility And Automobile Innovation Lab

  Maruti Suzuki India Limited today launched a program – Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) to promote innovation in India in the automobile and mobility space. The initiative will help in identifying innovative and cutting edge solutions through start-ups, which are futuristic and customer oriented. The program will provide a platform to the budding talent in India to showcase their entrepreneurial capabilities at a national level. Explaining about the program, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The Indian Automobile industry is constantly evolving. The…

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Nissan, Renault ally on establishment of Alliance Automobile R&D Company in Shanghai

  Gasgoo reported that Japanese automaker Nissan and its French partner Renault have jointly set up an automobile R&D company in Shanghai, local media reported that the new joint venture, dubbed Alliance Automobile Company, was established on February 4, 2019, involving a registered capital of RMB55 million. Its business scope extends to cover the design and R&D of vehicles’ (including new energy vehicles and intelligent-connected vehicles) software and auto parts as well as relevant technology consultation and services, according to the record from Tianyancha, a Chinese business data search platform.…

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All you need to know about DS Automobiles’ asymmetric concept car

  French premium carmaker DS has given the world a peek into the future, with their X E-Tense concept car which was unveiled last year. Posing as an asymmetrical, all-electric autonomous car, DS claims that the X E-Tense is how cars will be by 2035. The X E-Tense is powered by two Formula E electric motors, which gives it a combined power of 536BHP. The vehicle can go up to 1341BHP in circuit mode. This option is given to let the driver choose between a comfortable self-driven experience, or an intense, immersive…

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Soldiers of Automation: The Six Main Types of Industrial Robots

The general public’s image of a robot might still be the comical, futuristic android stereotype portrayed in the media. However, robots are actually now fairly commonplace in many modern industries. Manufacturers, in particular, have benefited from the widespread availability of industrial robots, which are currently in use in different types of applications. Industrial robots have been an extraordinary boon to manufacturing facilities that are dependent on automation. Because they can perform complicated automation processes precisely, at high speed, and continuously throughout long cycles without any breaks, industrial robots have helped…

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Tips to Keep in Mind While Driving on Indian Highways

    Do you love driving on the highway with your favourite music playing on the radio and the wind blowing through your hair? Do you dream of going on epic road trips to satiate your hunger for adventure? Or, does being behind the wheel with the open road ahead bring you some peace of mind? If your answer is yes to any or all of these questions, then you must also have a number of highway horror stories transpiring from reckless driving, terrible road conditions and more.   To…

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How to safely buy a used car?

Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases you are ever likely to make. As you know, buying a second-hand car is more complicated than buying a new one. Your one wrong decision may put you in some serious trouble. Buying a used car may become the worst deal of your life if, you don’t spend some time doing thorough research. However, by doing a little homework, you may soon be driving the car of your dreams. If you want to strike the best deal where you pay a…

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Why Hire an Auto Locksmith during Car Lock Out

Getting locked outside your car can be very frustrating. But what is possibly even worse is getting locked inside your car. This is not a situation that you often find yourself in but it could be extremely scary and more often than not, will push you into a state of panic. Whether you’re locked in because your car’s system is faulty or because you yourself were absent minded, there is nothing you’d like more than to get out of that sticky situation immediately. At times like this, it is imperative…

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