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Automobile Manufacturing Companies

Automotive companies sector has mushroomed over the years into a mature and well established industry. Innovation and manufacturing of vehicles has helped the industry to grow into a profitable one. Automobile companies have contributed significantly to the development of the world’s economy by creating jobs paying lots of taxes and earning loads of foreign exchange. There are several automobile manufacturing companies in the world that produces vehicles in a large quantity.

1) Tata Motors:
Tata Motors is the Asia’s largest and 17th largest automobile manufacturing company in the world. This company is known for its production of cars, trucks, vans, coaches and so on. Tata Motors record the highest sales and is widely popular across the country in 2017.

This company is passionate about anticipating and providing the best commercial and passenger vehicles globally as
Tata Motors can be found on and off-road in over 175 countries around the globe. Cars, buses and trucks of Tata Motors roll out at 20 locations across the world, seven in India and the rest in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa

Automotive Telematics Technology

The developed markets have always been characterised by high level of environmental regulations and increasing demand for sophisticated technological improvements.

However, with the growing competition in emerging markets, the increasing demand for quality, features & services is now playing a pivotal role in intensifying industry dynamics. The customer demands are driving the shift from merely being low-cost solutions towards higher value, heavier trucks, aftermarket sales & latest innovations.

For the global truck industry, the latest growing trend in the segment of Innovative products is “Introduction of Telematics-enabled services”.

Globally, telematics technology is expected to become a standard automotive equipment by 2020.

Till now, the Indian telematics market has grown at a steady pace owing to factors like early adoption, upgradation of infrastructure and government regulations. After 2010, companies like Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra and TATA have ventured into the telematics business. But, in the coming years, with the increase in awareness level, the growth of Telematics industry is a necessity. It has to happen.

In India, Heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) have accounted for majority of

Toyota Invests in U.S.

Toyota, the Japanese auto giant, on Friday announced a five-year, $1 billion research and development effort headquartered here. As planned, the compound would be one of the largest research laboratories in Silicon Valley.

Conceived as a research facility bridging basic science and commercial engineering, it will be organized as a new company to be named Toyota Research Institute. Toyota will initially have a laboratory adjacent to Stanford University and another near M.I.T. in Cambridge, Mass.

Toyota’s investment invites comparisons to earlier research initiatives, such as the Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, created by Xerox in 1970 to help the company compete with IBM. Xerox was never able to find a strategy to make it a significant player in computing, but the technologies invented at PARC during the next decade were used by Apple and Microsoft to completely remake the computer industry.

The new effort by Toyota is also the latest indication of a changing of the guard in

Tips On Buying Your First Car

Getting your first car is an incredibly exciting endeavor. There are tons of reasons you want to make sure that you’re getting the best car you can at your budget. There are tons of things to block you from doing that, though. From confusing information to bad car dealers, you want to be sure that you are prepared for anything when buying a new car. The first, and most important thing when it comes to getting the best car at your budget is to be prepared for just about anything. You want to be sure that you have all the information you can to make the right decision. Although you may just want to get it over with so that you can get your new car, it’s very important that you spend time learning what you can to get the best deal on the best car. If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to do just that keep reading!

The first thing you should do when you’re looking to get a new car is to make sure that you do sufficient research on the car you want to get. While it may depend on

Smart Reasons To Buy A Used Car

We’re going to overview some used car wisdom and give you 4 great reasons to go pre-owned on your next car.

1. They’re Less Expensive

Let’s get the obvious out of the way – in most cases you’re going to save money to buy your car used and probably quite a bit of money at that. Once you buy a brand-new car and take it around the block it’s no longer new and that value drops quickly. According to Consumer Reports your car new car on average will be worth 54% of the original purchase after just 3 years – that hurts!

The average cost of a used car is predictably well below that of a new car model and that’s not the only space for savings. Logically you’ll pay less taxes on a lower priced car and it’s often more affordable to insure them as well. However, you should take note of the vehicle’s mileage because the distance driven and the remaining warranty will likely impact your maintenance expenses.

2. Financing Rates & Terms

With low manufacturer financing rates and longer terms available dealers are able to show you some very attractive

Car Safe Electronic Thieves

I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.

Let me explain: In recent months, there has been a slew of mysterious car break-ins in my Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles. What’s odd is that there have been no signs of forced entry. There are no pools of broken glass on the pavement and no scratches on the doors from jimmied locks.

But these break-ins seem to happen only to cars that use remote keyless systems, which replace traditional keys with wireless fobs. It happened to our neighbor Heidi, who lives up the hill and has a Mazda 3. It happened to Simon, who lives across the street from me and has a Toyota Prius.

And it happened to our Prius, not once, but three times in the last month.

The most recent incident took place on a Monday morning 10 days ago. I was working at my kitchen table, which overlooks the street in front of

Old Cars Safer

Shane Coulter wants his 16-year-old daughter’s car to be as safe as possible when she takes to the road. But like many older vehicles, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler that he bought for her lacked many high-tech safety features, like a rearview camera, that are increasingly found in newer cars.

But that didn’t mean he had to be left out of the technological revolution. Audiovox makes a rearview camera that can be added on.

“I actually put it on my daughter’s Jeep,” said Mr. Coulter, who lives in Warner Robins, Ga.

The rearview camera is one of the most popular of a growing list of add-on devices and services that promise to bring modern features to aging jalopies.

“Lane departure and collision warning, pedestrian warnings, high-beam control and traffic sign recognition — all of those can be retrofitted in a customer’s car,” said Elad Serfaty, a vice president at Mobileye, whose technology is built into a variety of vehicles from BMW, Volvo and other carmakers that offer collision detection and prevention.

Supply Chain and Logistics

The holiday hiring season is underway and it looks like it’s getting bigger. TargetCorp. TGT 0.82% says it will boost its hiring of temporary seasonal workers by 40% this year, adding about 100,000 jobs, the WSJ’s Khadeeja Safdar reports, in the latest sign of growing confidence in the retail sector. Target’s hiring in its logistics operations won’t be as strong as last year—4,500 more workers are coming in after adding 7,500 to its distribution centers in the 2016 season—but Target had opened three fulfillment centers a year ago that it was staffing up. The scramble for holiday-season workers has been intensifying steadily in recent years, fueled by the growth of online shopping and by what companies say is trouble filling the warehouse positions and getting new workers trained. Retailers have been pushing more goods into those distribution centers: The National Retail Federation says imports into the biggest U.S. ports jumped 5% from June to July and 9.2% from a year ago.

Seadrill Ltd. is looking for a swift pass through a bankruptcy to make way for new money to save the fleet of one of the world’s biggest offshore drilling companies. The business controlled by Norwegian shipping magnate John Fredriksen filed for Chapter 11

Truckers

Federal and state officials have given truckers until December to install electronic monitors that track their time on the road. The new devices are meant to make highways safer by keeping drivers from overshooting the hours they are supposed to drive.

But some truckers who get paid by the mile could see their incomes drop with a more accurate accounting of the time it took them to make a delivery. And lower pay could exacerbate a driver shortage in an industry with a reputation for high turnover.

 “You’ll see smaller carriers leave the business,” said Rod Nofziger, chief operating officer for the Missouri-based Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which has 158,000 members.

Since 2003, truckers have been limited to 11 hours of driving during a 14-hour on-duty stretch. Waiting at a loading dock or getting stuck in traffic counts against that time. That tempts truckers to say in their logs that deliveries happened faster than they did. Driving-log violations are the largest share of citations that police issue during truck inspections, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.

Honda’s packs N-Box

Honda Motor Co. wants to change their dowdy image on both counts with its next-generation N-Box, the best-selling nameplate in that uniquely Japanese niche segment.

The redesign, which hit the market Sept. 1, gets a revamped engine that prioritizes acceleration over fuel economy. It also gets the company’s latest advanced safety system, Honda Sensing, which includes such features as emergency automatic braking and lane-keep assist.

The flourishes are rarities in the world of Japanese minicars.

But Honda’s deployment underscores the proficiency of Japanese automakers in migrating higer-end features into down-market, downsized vehicles.

Honda hopes such upgrades will help the N-Box keep its title as Japan’s best-selling minicar for a third straight year, despite sluggish demand in the segment.

On the performance side, the N-Box sheds about 176 pounds by employing a new platform. Engineers also re- evaluated about 90 percent of the outgoing car’s components to find new opportunities for light-weighting.

Its naturally aspirated engine features variable valve timing and lift electronic control system, while the turbo version gets an electric wastegate for better turbo boost. Both are firsts for a Japanese minicar, Honda says.

The N-Box also goes high-tech with

Dealers say the Auto

The newly launched Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index, released today, is the equivalent of a consumer confidence index, showing how U.S. dealers feel about the current automotive market and prospects for the next 90 days. It also identifies which factors are most significant in driving dealers’ optimism or pessimism, as well as variations by region. Automotive News is the first publication to carry the survey’s results.

The index measures dealer perceptions of current retail auto sales and sales expectations for the next three months as “strong,” “average” or “weak.” The responses are used to calculate what’s known as a diffusion index, where any number over 50 indicates that dealers view conditions as strong, rather than weak.

The third-quarter index rose one point from the second quarter to 55 in the latest online survey, which was conducted from July 31 to Aug. 7.​

Cox surveyed 1,033 dealers. Cox calculated overall results, as well as separate ones for new-vehicle franchise dealers and independent dealers. This report focuses on the results from the 564 franchise dealers surveyed.

 

Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive’s chief economist and the chief architect of the survey, said the results were in line with industry trends Cox has seen.

“To see that franchises were positive and continue

Face of Toyota design

From the drool-worthy FT-1 Concept to the funky C-HR compact crossover, and even the new “sexy” Camry sedan, the brand is looking much less ho-hum and way more oh-yum.

Part of that new vibe is coming from a star American designer who is pushing the brand’s styling to new limits under Akio Toyoda’s decree for “no more boring cars.”Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it’s clearly his California flair that’s giving his U.S. studio outsized influence at Japan’s No. 1 carmaker at the moment.

He and his colleagues at the Calty design center in Newport Beach, Calif., are shaking things up.

The in-your-face C-HR and the curvaceous new Camry are two recent hits. So is the FT-4X Concept, a Tonka-truck trail hawk shown in New York last April. Watch for more handiwork soon when Toyota unveils, as early as this fall, an all-new Supra sports car as previewed by the sublime FT-1.

Cartabiano, 43, a laid-back, blue-eyed, bearded stylist who joined Toyota in 1997, had a hefty hand in all of them — as well as in the super svelte Lexus LC sports coupe. But

Safe When Selling Your Car

Most owners are preoccupied with getting the most money possible. You’ve invested a great deal in your car, and it’s understandable that you want to get the money you deserve. Unfortunately, cost isn’t the only concern you should have when selling your car. As scammers become more advanced, it’s easy to find yourself in a scary situation if you’re not careful. Keeping yourself safe when selling your car is simple with these essential tips, so do your due diligence and sell your car to the right buyer for the right price.

Always Meet in a Public Place
Once you’ve connected with a buyer and you’ve decided to meet up, make sure you always do so in a well-lit, well-populated place. Grocery store parking lots in the middle of the day work wonderfully, and will decrease the risk of a violent car theft; more witnesses should scare off most scammers looking to take your vehicle by force. Never have a buyer come to your home; you don’t want to give a would-be criminal the chance to case your home and return later on.

Don’t Accept Checks
Car scammers often hand over a bad check to gain a

Automotive Remanufacturing

Remanufacturing is a standardized industrial process* by which cores are returned to same-as-new, or better, condition and performance. The process is in line with specific technical specifications, including engineering, quality and testing standards. The process yields fully warranted products.
*An industrial process is an established process, which is fully documented, and capable to fulfill the requirements established by the remanufacturer.

A core is a previously sold, worn or non-functional product or part, intended for the remanufacturing process. During reverse logistics, a core is protected, handled and identified for remanufacturing to avoid damage and to preserve its value. A core is not waste or scrap and is not intended to be reused before remanufacturing.

European associations have further agreed to the following definition:

 A remanufactured part fulfills a function which is at least equivalent compared to the original part. It is restored from an existing part (CORE), using standardized industrial processes in line with specific technical specifications. A remanufactured part is given the same warranty as a new part and it clearly identifies the part as a remanufactured part and states the remanufacturer.

The common language is a landmark achievement inautomotive remanufacturing, and offers a

Autonomous Commercial

The commercial vehicle industry has undergone significant developments since the world recovered from the economic recession. Specially, the global truck industry which is developing at a very fast pace in terms of growing profit pools and acceptance of game changing market trends such as “Telematics” and “Autonomous Driving”.

However, like many infrastructure dependent trends, the growth and acceptance of autonomous driving in commercial vehicles is different in developed economies of US & Europe as compared to emerging markets like India.

After the revolution of driverless cars, commercial vehicles are next in line. That is the next logical step. In fact, Daimler has already launched its first road approved truck for autonomous operation in US. Daimler says “This is a truck which the driver can finally let go – at least of the steering wheel”.

In opinion of the Industry experts, this trend might take another 10 years to reach a point where autonomous trucks are operating on public roads (the developed nation’s roads to be precise). This is a trend which is more dependent on the legislative system, policy issues and government approvals than the advancement of technology.

India as we know is a

Automotive Industry

The global automotive industry has been growing constantly. Technologies such as connected transport, smart driver experience, improved battery management systems and better fuel efficiency are reforming the automotive industry.Innovation never stops!

Automotive manufacturers are required to work in uncertain conditions with increasing complexity as a result of wide range of products available to the customer, changing technologies, increasing pressure to innovate, environmental concerns and globalization.

Engineers are constantly under pressure to develop products that are future-proof. Hence, it is vital to bring the right expertise together that can combine multiple engineeringdisciplinesto handle challenging applications that lead to faster production.

Simulation-based engineeringhelps develop the products in a risk-free environment. This is a faster and more cost effective way to test the products when the expectations are high and failure can be disastrous.Simulation is the key to shorteningtime tomarket as it will accelerate the workflow from design to prototype.

COMSOL Multiphysics enables automotive engineersto accurately investigate design concept to production and fully benefit from the virtual prototyping capabilities that it offers. With COMSOL Multiphysics engineers can couple electromagnetics with heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid flow, and other physical phenomena, allowing them to accuratelysolve real world problems.

Automotive Platforms

The automotive industry has recovered from the 2008 recession, and is regaining its former strength. There are many factors to show that it is still gaining momentum, for example, General Motors has recently stated they have had their highest global sales ever this year. One industry forecast predicts global automobile production will exceed 61 million, a 7 percent growth from the previous year. Interestingly, GM sold more cars will be sold in China than the US.

Large investments have been made by automakers, this been noticed in many areas. These investments include opening new plants and refurbishing older facilities. The auto industry has long been on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology. However, industry investments don’t just include investment in high technology such as robotics, but also, literally the nuts and bolts of the auto industry. A general increase in manufacturing around the automotive sector has been noticed as well. This includes such staples as steel production, plastics and the key metal forming component. Secondary markets, such as the tier II metal forming industry have picked up over the last several years. Metal stamping, roll forming and carbide die production have increased. In the area of tool

A Formula One team is the Driver

The most visible person in a Formula One team is the driver, the man who receives most of the glory for a victory or the blame for a failure. So it is no surprise that it is his career path that attracts most public attention.

Tales of teams nurturing future drivers from a young age are now typified by the careers of the Briton Lewis Hamilton, who is second in the drivers’ standings heading into the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest this weekend, and the German Sebastian Vettel, the reigning world champion.

But out of the spotlight, the multitude of engineers who provide the driver with a racing car are now also being nurtured by teams as they develop programs similar to the young-driver programs to come up with the best technical minds of the future.

In the past, as recently as the 1980s and ’90s, most of the top Formula One car designers came from backgrounds unrelated to car design or engineering. At the time, it was still possible for one designer to conceive of and build

The Right to Tinker With Cars’ Software

Last month, officials gave auto enthusiasts who want to beef up their car’s performance the right to tinker with vehicle software without incurring the legal wrath of carmakers. The decision was one of many changes to a federal copyright law, including allowing people to “jailbreak” their mobile phones and reprogram older video games.

Digital-rights activists have applauded the changes, which are scheduled to take effect next year. But environmental regulators and carmakers have warned that the decision opens a new front in a cat-and-mouse game with car lovers who soup up their engines — perhaps violating emissions standards.

Volkswagen has admitted using deceptive software on a corporate scale to evade emissions limits on some of its diesel cars. But long before the VW scandal, individual car owners turned to aftermarket components or software fixes to increase engine performance in ways that could produce more pollution.

The practice was so widespread nearly a decade ago that the Environmental Protection Agency outlawed a defeat device known as an oxygen sensor simulator.

Automakers

Automakers are looking toward a technology-driven future, one where they increasingly acknowledge that getting around may not require owning a car.

On Tuesday, two of the world’s largest automakers, Toyota and Volkswagen, said they were stepping up to invest in technology start-ups that are working to change the way people travel by car. Toyota said it had formed a partnership with and invested an undisclosed amount in Uber, the biggest ride-hailing company. Gett, the app popular in Europe, said it was working with Volkswagen, and the automaker was investing $300 million in the start-up.

The alliances are the latest in a string of pairings between technology companies and traditional automakers that are scrambling to reposition themselves. For decades, automakers had abided by the well-worn formula of making bigger and more powerful cars to fuel their growth.

But start-ups like Uber and Lyft and technology companies like Google and Tesla have disrupted that cadence. These companies, mostly located in Silicon Valley, have in the last few years sped the development of self-driving cars, electric vehicles and ride services.

Automakers have become increasingly