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Ohio to invest $15M on 35-mile self-driving truck corridor - ET Auto

Ohio to invest $15M on 35-mile self-driving truck corridor - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
As Gov.John Kasich announced a $15 million investment in advanced self-driving highway technology on Wednesday, he urged Ohioans to push back against ..
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AC trucks set to roll out from 1 April 2017

AC trucks set to roll out from 1 April 2017 | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Govt amends Motor Vehicle Act to make it mandatory for manufacturers to fit ACs in the driver’s cabin of all new trucks sold from 1 April 2017
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Success lies in bringing cabin building/manufacturing under the scope of OEM, both from safety and other technology related issues - excellent move that will become popular down the timeline.
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Tata Motors loses market share to rivals in 3 segments

Tata Motors loses market share to rivals in 3 segments | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Read more about Tata Motors loses market share to rivals in 3 segments on Business Standard. Commercial vehicles have conceded ground to rivals like M&M, Ashok Leyland, Force Motors over past 2-3 years
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Why automobile giants are shying away from Tamil Nadu market - ET Auto

Why automobile giants are shying away from Tamil Nadu market - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The latest ease-of-business rating by DIPP ranks the state at 18th, down from 12th last year. And the last time TN attracted Big Auto dollars was when..
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India faces flak at WTO for anti-dumping action on steel - ET Auto

India faces flak at WTO for anti-dumping action on steel - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The government had increased customs duty, initiated several anti-dumping measures and finally fixed a minimum import price as it sought to check t..
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Hero MotoCorp invests Rs205 crore in electric vehicle start-up Ather Energy

Hero MotoCorp invests Rs205 crore in electric vehicle start-up Ather Energy | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Ather Energy sells an electric scooter named S340 and also has expertise in charging infrastructure
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For a start-up incubated at the IIT &  entering the the competitive auto space, getting the 2 wheeler behemoth invest in the venture has really been a coup ;  it speaks volumes about the technical capabilities and product offering of Ather Energy - Good luck to the youth brigade at the helm.
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BMW to make India global hub for small bikes - The Economic Times

BMW to make India global hub for small bikes - The Economic Times | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The G310R is one of the most ambitious bets taken by the German auto major that sells motorcycles under the 'Motorrad' brand.
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Weak truck demand saps Daimler's confidence for 2016 - ET Auto

Weak truck demand saps Daimler's confidence for 2016 - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The firm's net profits grew by almost 13.0 percent between July and September compared with the same period in 2015, hitting 2.7 billion euros ($2.9 b..
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R Dinesh, the man who led the transformation of TVS Logistics into a multinational company - ET Auto

R Dinesh, the man who led the transformation of TVS Logistics into a multinational company - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The management and TVS family members, which led the transformation of a sleepy Rs 12 crore company to one with Rs 5,000 crore annual turnover, picked..
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Germany urges India to clear confusion on diesel vehicle ban | ET Auto

Germany urges India to clear confusion on diesel vehicle ban | ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
German Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt has met Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete here and expressed sati..
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How do you make turbo engines more efficient? Just add water | ET Auto

How do you make turbo engines more efficient? Just add water | ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
But turbocharged engines are in a bind, caught between increasingly stringent fuel economy and emission standards and consumers unwilling to sacrifice..
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The Bullet bug spreading far and wide

The Bullet bug spreading far and wide | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The story of Royal Enfield, and how it went from being an iconic symbol of adventure and individuality (and a bike that broke down often) to India’s fastest-growing motorcycle brand
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The brand that has stood the test of time and continuing to do well ; excellent recap and possibly an interesting case study for the management schools.
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Logistics industry likely to left behind as digitalisation progresses: Study | ET Auto

Logistics industry likely to left behind as digitalisation progresses: Study | ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
In the study, entitled "The Connected Truck,” more than half of the logistics experts surveyed fear that their industry could get left behind as dig..
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Ashok Leyland acquires LCV business from Nissan - The Economic Times

Ashok Leyland acquires LCV business from Nissan - The Economic Times | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Ashok Leyland and Nissan had announced a new arrangement in which Nissan would transfer its ownership in the three JVs to Ashok Leyland subject to statutory approvals in Sep 2016.
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Hi-tech buses raise luxury quotient in poll yatras - The Economic Times

Hi-tech buses raise luxury quotient in poll yatras - The Economic Times | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
One of these four Eicher buses has a modest hydraulic lift, 12 seats, a make-shift enclosed cabin for leaders and a washroom at the rear.
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Application so unique and the opulence it provides can possibly rival that offered by suite of star hotels.
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Ashok Leyland becomes 1st CV maker outside Japan to win Deming Prize - ET Auto

Ashok Leyland becomes 1st CV maker outside Japan to win Deming Prize - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The Deming Prize is awarded to companies that have established Total Quality Management (TQM) in their business operations.
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Volvo-Eicher trucks going up the growth curve steadily

Volvo-Eicher trucks going up the growth curve steadily | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Pro Series trucks have been playing a big role in fuelling sales for the company
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Electric cars to boost copper demand in coming years - ET Auto

Electric cars to boost copper demand in coming years - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
"Decarbonisation generally favours copper," said Ashley Brinson, executive director of the Warren Center thinktank in Sydney.
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Uber's Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery | WIRED

Uber's Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery | WIRED
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Autonomous transport  making progress in leaps and bounds, without doubt is an interesting to space to watch.
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Apollo Tyres setting up 475 million euro greenfield plant in Hungary - The Economic Times

Apollo Tyres setting up 475 million euro greenfield plant in Hungary - The Economic Times | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
"Construction of Apollo Tyres' first European greenfield plant at Gyongyoshalasz has started on April 10, 2015 and we will start production in early 2017."
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IIT-Madras partners with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to set up Automotive research centre - ET Auto

IIT-Madras partners with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to set up Automotive research centre - ET Auto | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras will set up an Applied Centre for Advanced Automotive Research Centre in partnership with Fraunhofer..
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Going Full Throttle On Autonomous Trucking: Toll Lanes Could Get Driverless Trucks On Highways Faster

Going Full Throttle On Autonomous Trucking: Toll Lanes Could Get Driverless Trucks On Highways Faster | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
The safety of autonomous trucks will remain a question mark for some time, but there's a way to speed their implementation. Separated highway toll lanes for driverless trucks would provide them with a simpler, safer operating environment, while cutting highway congestion, raising funds for the needed infrastructure and providing a quicker solution to a worsening driver shortage.
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Michelin launches 'X Guard' radial truck tyre in India - The Economic Times

Michelin launches 'X Guard' radial truck tyre in India - The Economic Times | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Targeted at the price-sensitive general goods carriers and medium and long haul transporters, Michelin X Guard will be initially available in eight states across the country.
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DAIMLER World Premiere - City Bus of the Future

DAIMLER World Premiere - City Bus of the Future
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Surface transport domain headed for a paradigm shift - exciting times in the road ahead for the  passengers & as well as domain players.
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Tamil Nadu's automakers take sea route to ferry cars - The Economic Times

Tamil Nadu's automakers take sea route to ferry cars - The Economic Times | Automotive Wheels View | Scoop.it
Automakers Hyundai, Ford and the Renault-Nissan alliance running their factories off Chennai have begun using the sea route for transporting their cars within the country.
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At last the sea/waterways route is gaining the deserved approval in the multimodal transport ; the significant financial benefits in the elimination of check post related hassles/delays must have been the clincher besides the visible transportation savings.
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