The ZF ProAI, a next-generation automotive-grade supercomputer is aimed at meeting the manufacturer needs for software-defined vehicles and their new E/E architectures. Team ACI looks at the new and exciting offering from the ZF Group.
Mission Development And Business Continuity
At the maiden virtual edition and the 5th edition of ACMA Automechanika, the stakeholders of the automotive industry shifted gears. Ashish Bhatia highlights this resolute focus on the development and continuity of business.
Modular Electric Vehicles
REE Automotive has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Magna International. Team ACI looks at the strategy aimed at introducing modular electric vehicles in the market.
Drivetrains For Real Demand
Automotive manufacturers are tapping into the mix of next-generation technological developments with localisation for vehicular platform consolidation. Ashish Bhatia looks at this strategy to manufacture drivetrains for the real demand.
Earth Energy Game Plan
Mumbai based startup Earth Energy is riding the emobility wave in India. Team ACI highlights the company’s push for localisation as the foundation of its game plan
Opportunity In Adversity
In an upfront interaction, G.S. Ramesh, Founder and Chairman of the Layam Group shares with Ashish Bhatia the need to scout for your opportunity in adversity, referring to the employment landscape in the automotive manufacturing and services sector.
Saietta Group Partners Padmini VNA
Saietta Group inked a significant partnership with Padmini VNA Mechatronics. Team ACI looks at the contours of the agreement aimed at India’s electric two-wheeler segment.
RBI Measures To Deal With The Second Wave
RBI measures to deal with the second wave Reserve Bank Of India, Governor, Shaktikanta Das announced measures to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 earlier in May. In his address, he said, “The global economy is showing signs of recovery; activity remains uneven across countries and sectors, clouded by downside risks.”
Auto Technology Partnership Summit And Expo 2021
At the ACMA Auto Technology Partnership Summit and Expo 2021, the focus was on harnessing the Indian automotive opportunity. Team ACI gets you the key insights from the three-day virtual congress.
Downstream Aluminium: Meeting The EV Demand
R.K Jain, Sr. Vice President – Commercial at Jindal Aluminium Limited in this article writes about meeting the EV demand through innovative production.
New MAHLE Hydrogen Test Centre
The new MAHLE test centre for hydrogen applications has been pressed into operation in Stuttgart.
Securing Manufacturing Sites
With the country in the grip of the second wave of Covid-19, workplace safety is back in focus. Ashish Bhatia interacted with the team behind the DROR enterprise application. Built-in collaboration with MetalMan Auto, it is aimed at securing manufacturing sites.
Native Bearing Solutions
Emerging stronger from the pandemic, National Engineering Industries (NEI) is striving hard to offer localized solutions for multiple segments. Ashish Bhatia breaks down this intent to identify the new efficiencies added at the manufacturer.
On The Prowl For Opportunities
The emphasis on promoting local manufacture of automobile and automotive components has led to the stakeholders actively scout for opportunities. Ashish Bhatia revisits the interventions and cites the inherent potential.
Intech Metal AM Systems
Intech Additive Solutions wins multiple orders for its made in India metal additive manufacturing systems. Team ACI gives you a low-down on the new series.
Developing India's Leadership In PCBA Industry
MAIT with its knowledge partner Avanteum Advisors LLP draws attention to the critical role played by PCBA in the electronics value chain. Ashish Bhatia cites the emphasis in the study on building an ecosystem with enablers crucial to drive India’s global ambitions.
Auto Technovation Summit 2021
At the NXP Auto Technovation Summit 2021, the need to shape up a robust ecosystem for electrical vehicles took centre stage. Team ACI brings to the fore, the key opportunities and challenges identified by stakeholders of the industry.
In an Upfront interaction, Rohit Saboo, President and Chief Executive Officer at National Engineering Industries (NEI), talks about using the Covid-19 induced slowdown for a complete overhaul and finding ways to delight the customer.
A Jab For Localisation
The auto industry has sought Government intervention to boost the prospects of 100 per cent localisation, writes Manav Kapur, Executive Director at Steelbird International.
World Car Design Of The Year 2021
The Land Rover Defender beat competition to win the coveted World Car Design of the Year title at the annual World Car Awards.
Single Technology Base
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, Jerome Mortal, Director of New Mobilities at Valeo shares the strategic focus areas for new ‘zero-emissions’ mobility solutions with Team ACI.
The Substitutional Alloy
Largely constituting MSMEs, non-ferrous metal component manufacturers are striving hard to stage a recovery from the pandemic induced degrowth. Ashish Bhatia with inputs from Deven Lad traces the headwinds and tailwinds around ancillaries based out of Asia’s largest brass micro-market.
Meeting Customer Expectations
The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) rose to the challenges to meet customer expectations in unprecedented times. Ashish Bhatia highlights the efforts made.
The Rolling Resistance
The tyre industry has done well to keep the wheels of the nation rolling in a pandemic marred financial year. Ashish Bhatia gets the stakeholders to reflect on the changes, for good and bad, in an ongoing series of engaging conversations.
In his new role as Director at Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Dr Reji Mathai has his task cut out. He shares with Ashish Bhatia, his focus on collaborative research and development with the industry.
Committed to 100 per cent carbon neutrality, Valeo has launched a pedal assembly for e-bikes. Team ACI looks at the mobilisation of this ‘zero-emission’ product in the portfolio.
A Positive Outlook
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, K M Mammen, Chairman, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) speaks highly of the close-knit approach of tyre manufacturers taking along raw material partner suppliers and the OEMs. Ashish Bhatia gauges the sectoral impact on the coming quarters.
Made In India Daicel Airbag Inflator
In January, Kita-Ku, Osaka headquartered Daicel Corporation made public the plans to establish a new production site for automobile airbag inflators in India.
Union Budget 2021: Auto Components Special
The Union Budget 2021 attempts to offer the necessary “succour” to the automotive components industry. Ashish Bhatia takes you through the key budgeted allocations and brings out the expert opinions.
Time To Increase Supply
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, Parag Satpute, Managing Director at Bridgestone India opines that its time to increase the supply to meet the rise in demand. Ashish Bhatia with bureau inputs highlights the changes in tyre manufacture and business for the company.