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Optimistic about growth

The (truck) trailer segment in India is optimistic about growth. It is looking at outperforming its global peers over the medium- and long-term. Story by: Ashish Bhatia The cancellation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes under the guise of ‘demonetisation’ may pose a challenge to the Indian transportation sector, a big chink of which includes the […]

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Stressing on knowledge and skills

SML Isuzu held the second National Skill Competition for its technicians. Story by: Anirudh Raheja Vehicle complexities are on the rise. With the upcoming BSIV emission norms, complexities are expected to rise even further. Usage of electronics is at the core of complexities rising. The other is composites. Combined with rapidly changing buyer requirements and […]

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Tata Motors banks on LNG tech

Tata Motors is bullish about LNG powered commercial vehicles. Story by: Bhushan Mhapralkar   Tata Motors showcased a LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) powered bus at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, recently. It did so in association with Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) and the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. The bus is based on the Tata LPO1613 platform, which is […]

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Deciphering Cvs

  Eiichi Seto, Managing Director & CEO, SML Isuzu Ltd. Interview by: Anirudh Raheja Q. What is your view on the Bus Code, and its implementation? A. Bus body code is a good regulation for the industry which has been dominated by unorganised bus body builders for long. They are still not ready to accept the […]


Building buses

B Anil Baliga, Executive Vice President  – Bus & Application,  VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. Interview by: Bhushan Mhapralkar Q. The Pithampur plant is running at full capacity. How does that augur for buses? A. We have geared up for a production run of 5500 numbers. We are doing about 6000 to 6100 units. We will […]


Validation and Certification

Q & A Dinesh Tyagi, Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) Interview by: Anirudh Raheja Q. What role is ICAT playing in shaping up the Indian automotive industry? A. ICAT was setup under the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure project (NATRiP). It is one of the most significant initiatives in the […]


Asia-Pacific bound

Q & A Rudi Von Meister, President, Region of Asia Pacific, ZF Friedrichshafen AG Interview & photo by: Ashish Bhatia Q. As a leading global automotive parts maker, has ZF Friedrichshafen AG managed to attain an equally strong foothold in markets beyond Europe? Especially markets like Asia-Pacific? A. ZF has traditionally relied on our core […]

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