Niobium micro alloyed ferritic stainless steel for automotive exhaust system

By Prashant Poojary, Ferro Tech India Pvt Ltd. Emission regulations for vehicles have become increasingly stringent with the proposed nation-wide adherence to Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) emission norms by 2020. This decision will have cost implications for oil refineries as well as auto manufacturers to upgrade technology. Currently BS-IV fuel is being supplied to 13 cities,…

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Penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill ’16

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A new generation Maruti Suzuki Alto is coming up ; Kenichi Ayukawa , MD Maruti Suzuki, said in an interview

In an interview with TOI, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO of Maruti Suzuki, admitted that the company needs to upgrade Alto. He also said that the company is planning to introduce a new-generation of Alto. He didn’t mention about the time-frame or what we can expect in the new gen Alto.

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Though Alto is the top selling car in its segment(overall top seller too), numbers are constantly declining these days. If the trend continues further it may lose its top position. Maruti nowadays started concentrating on premium segment, but by paying no heed to Alto’s decline, cannot afford to lose its throne to Renault’s Kwid. Kwid aside, Datsun introduced redi-GO and competition in the segment is becoming intense day by day. Entry level segment is a tough nut to crack but then came the Renault Kwid with a superb design which is changing the segment dynamics like never before in India.

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“Originally entry cars had big volumes, but now people expect a little more premium cars. We have to prepare and respond to all these expectations,” Ayukawa told TOI . “The Indian customer is upgrading and expecting more premium vehicles.” 

Though he didn’t mention about what we can expect in the new gen Alto, we can safely expect the new version to be more premium than the present model.Expect the engines and other mechanicals to remain same, the changes to expect are interiors, exteriors & features. We can expect a much stronger structure to meet the proposed Bharat New Car Assessment Program standards.

Source: ET Auto

[Jobs] Current openings at e-Scooter startup Ather Energy

Ather Energy is an Indian e-Scooter startup company founded in 2013 by two friends Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain who were alumni of IIT Madras.They are headquartered at Bangalore.Their first product offering is electric scooter S340 is unveiled on 23 February 2016 at Surge Conference Bangalore. They will commence production by the end of this year.The company got investments from Tiger Global($12 million) and Flipkart founders($1 million).

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Swapnil Jain(L) and Tarun Mehta(R) with Ather S340 scooter. Image source: Yourstory

Current Openings

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1 Inline Quality Engineer Bangalore, India Click Here
2 Engineer – Process & Production Engineering Bangalore, India Click Here
3 Supplier Quality Engineer Bangalore, India Click Here
4 Electronic Sourcing Bangalore, India Click Here

Shared Services

5 IT Server Administrator Bangalore, India Click Here

Marketing

6 Blogger Journalist Bangalore, India Click Here
7 Graphic Designer Bangalore, India Click Here

Design

8 Automotive Design Engineer Bangalore, India Click Here

Battery

9 Battery Test Engineer Bangalore, India Click Here

Hardware

10 Embedded Hardware Design Lead Engineer Bangalore, India Click Here

Vehicle Intelligence

11 Data Artist Bangalore, India Click Here

 

[Jobs] Current Openings at Zoomcar, a self-drive car rental company

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aza-nw3dZoomcar is the first company in India to focus on self-drive car rental, in contrast to earlier companies in India that focused on chauffeur-driven rentals. Zoomcar was founded by David Back and Greg Moran in February 2013 in Bangalore, India. As of July 2016, the company operates a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles in 9 cities across the country including Bangalore, New Delhi, Gurgaon,Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Chandigarh.

Zoomcar raises $24M in series B funding round led by Ford, to strengthen its marketplace model ZAP 

Here is the list of current openings:

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Technology
1 Principal Software Developer Bangalore Click Here
2 iOS Developer Bangalore Click Here
3 UI Developer Bangalore Click Here
4 Senior Software Developer Bangalore Click Here
5 Android Developer Bangalore Click Here
Analytics
6 Sr Analyst/Manager Analytics Bangalore Click Here
Product
7 Associate Product Manager Bangalore Click Here
8 Product Analyst Bangalore Click Here

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Top 10 Tourist Destinations of India

India has been served for various kingdoms and empires. There are many more places to be visited in India. India is also one of the most visited tourist attraction and you can reach India by air if travelling from outside. From India travelers can reach to these tourist destinations by car, by train or by […]

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Logistics Startup Rivigo placed order for 1200 Ahok Leyland trucks; Disrupting the industry with it’s unique “Driver Relay Model”

The freshly placed order expands Rivigo’s fleet size to 2700 trucks making it one of  the India’s top five surface transport companies.

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Technology-enabled logistics start-up Rivigo has ordered 1,200 medium and heavy commercial vehicles from Ashok Leyland for its pan-India fleet.
The company, which had raised $40 million in largely equity financing till date from SAIF Partners with a small component of venture debt funding from speciality debt financing firm Trifecta Capital, said its fleet size will increase by 80 per cent with the latest order to 2,700 vehicles in the next 6-7 months.
Rivigo Founder and Chief Executive Officer Deepak Garg today said: “This order is a testimony of our commitment to offer the best in services and thus create value for our customers.”

Founded in 2014 by Deepak Garg and Gazal Kalra, Rivigo is disrupting the sector with its unique “Driver Relay Model” and cutting edge technology to consistently provide unparalleled delivery times to clients which is 50%-70% lesser while improving quality of life of truck drivers. Rivigo is disrupting the logistics industry by extensively using “Internet of Things” to unlock higher levels of operational efficiency, while creating customized, dynamic, and automated services for its customers. Rivigo’s clients leverage its reduced Turn Around Time (TAT) and reliability to reinvent their business models – serving new markets, reducing inventory and significantly cutting down cost to serve their customers. The unparalleled value that Rivigo has brought to the table for its clients is finding tremendous traction with companies.

via: Business Standard

India’s First all electric Crossover bike, Volta Zap

First of its kind all electric crossover bike to be entirely designed developed and manufactured in India, Volta Zap is ready for launch on this August 5. A Chennai based startup company Volta Motors founded by Anoop Nishanth is working on sustainable mobility solutions and last mile connectivity products. The bike is ready for test rides, you can book for a test ride here

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Chennai based company VOLTA MOTORS has come up with a new Crossover electric bike- Volta Zap. The product is completely designed and developed in India, boldly representing the Make In India policy. The product is built considering all the parameters like design, engineering, overall weight balance, Center of Gravity, placement of batteries etc. eliminating the failures present in existing e-bikes in the market. The overall usage cost of Volta ZAP is claimed less than 10 paise per km which is very economical when compared to the usage cost of other two-wheelers and especially other electric bikes.

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The battery of Volta Zap weighs just 3kgs which is claimed to be the lightest battery for an E-bike till date. This provides easier access and portability for the user to charge the battery anywhere, anytime. A purpose-built box frame, first of its kind in India, allows you to quickly insert and remove the battery in and out comfortably which give a peace of mind for people living in the urban areas. The frame is developed to provide even weight balance and distribution.

The Volta Zap is the first cross-over electric bike in India, it is also the first purpose-built E-bike designed for Indian road conditions unlike any other e-bikes which are available in the market. The Pedal assist feature helps the user to pedal the bike with an ease as it gives 3 full cycle wheel rotation for every single pedal rotation made. The LED reflectors placed on the bike makes it safer to ride during nights.

Integrated facilities for smart phones with customizable body panels and a wide range of colour choices make the product even more attractive. Since there is no license and registration process involved, the product reduces unnecessary customer strains for transferring the product all over India. The company is going to launch the new Volta Zap on 5th August 2016 in Bangalore, test rides will begin from the same place.

via: BikesIndia

Tata Motors to help Volkswagen develop an Economy Car for emerging markets

One might wonder why Volkswagen approaches Tata Motors to develop a car. Volkswagen has been working on a budget car project since years but failed to keep the costs under control and hence approached Tata Motors(known for developing the world’s cheapest car Nano) for help.

595The auto giant Volkswagen plans to restart its small car project Budget Car. VW management is in talks with with Tata Motors, Manager Magazin reported in its latest issue (release date: July 22).

The Indian automaker should develop the model completely or partially for VW, according to the Wolfsburg Volkswagen headquarters. VW has been working on the project own their own since years. The Budget Car is designed for entry level markets like China and India. For the restart it was internally renamed Economy Car.

The developed in the past model approaches were repeatedly stopped. The VW developers did not get especially the costs under control. The car will be offered cheaper than the previously smallest VW model. The responsibility for the current project lies with brand chief Herbert Diess. Discussions on the possible development contract to Tata would however will be looked after by corporate strategy chief Thomas Sedran.

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The German carmaker has repeatedly tried its hand at the compact car segment including a partnership with Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation but failed to crack the intensely competitive market. Tata Motors on the other hand successfully developed and launched one of the world’s cheapest cars Nano, highlighting its expertise in low cost vehicle development.

via: Manager Magazin

Finally, Maruti to launch Super Carry within this year – says R C Bhargava

Tata Ace and Mahindra Maxximo to get a new rival from Maruti in the form of Super Carry. Until now the segment is dominated by Tata, Mahindra and Ashok Leyland. Have to see how Maruti will fare in the commercial segment.

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Maruti’s LCV Super Carry  is code named Y9T will be launched this year.

According to Economic Times, Maruti’s chairman R C Bhargava confirmed that the Super Carry will be launched in India within this year.

Super Carry was scheduled to be launched much earlier but was delayed due to re-engineering works.

According to the report, the delay was due to the wrong understanding of the load factor by Maruti. “We could not understand the load factor in the segment. Unlike a car, where you can seat four-to-five people with some luggage, an LCV gets abused in the Indian market. A one tonne truck often carries 1.5 tonne,” the executive said, citing the firm’s inexperience in the Indian LCV market and its inability to read attributes of the vehicle properly as the reasons for the delay.” said the company executive.

“First time in over 30 years of company’s history, a product is delayed,” said a top company executive directly involved with the matter, on condition of anonymity.

Interestingly India made Super Carry is on sale at Tanzania since June this year, where unlike in India the trucks are loaded as per their capacity rating. The export version is powered by 1.2 liter  72ps petrol  engine.

The Indian version Super Carry will come equipped with two engine options, 1200cc  petrol  engine and 800cc diesel in different tune from the export version. 800cc diesel is already on duty on Celerio.

via: Economic Times