Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicAuto Industry

Topic: Auto Industry

Who is to blame if a self-driving car crashes? Liability for accidents in AV hangs loose

What if there's an accident and there's no driver involved? Self-driving car safety standards are instituted in a patchwork fashion with little consensus.

Ford to make a comeback in India after 7 months, could reopen factories in EV push

Tamil Nadu govt is holding talks with the US automaker to explore if its factory there can be converted to a plant manufacturing and exporting electric vehicles, ET reported.

Rahul Bajaj — Indian industry loses a fearless voice, & a titan who gave the middle class wheels

Bajaj was known not only for his boldness, but also his business acumen. His domestically manufactured Chetak Scooter became a household staple for the middle class in the 1970s.

Modi govt approves Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto, drone industries

The incentive is a part of the overall announcement of PLI schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during Budget 2021, with an outlay of Rs 1.97 lakh crore, Anurag Thakur said.

India firmly committed to move forward with goal of clean and modern mobility, PM Modi says

In a message to India's auto industry body, PM Modi also said steps are being taken for value chain associated with auto manufacturing so that the industry becomes more productive.

India’s strict emissions rules will hit car sales, hurt economic recovery, Maruti says

India's emissions curbs, due to take effect next year, are critical for its push to tackle some of the world’s worst air pollution, which costs the country 8.5% of its GDP.

You thought Tesla was the king of EVs? Obviously you haven’t heard of the Hongguang Mini

The Hongguang Mini is the brainchild of SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., a joint venture between two Chinese state-backed automakers, and American automotive giant General Motors Co.

Maruti Suzuki cuts production as car sales fall due to Covid lockdown

Maruti Suzuki last week decided to shut some plants to divert oxygen to hospitals, but can still carry on production at 50-60% capacity.

Lack of incentives & infrastructure are hurdles to Modi govt’s plan to scrap old vehicles

Putting cleaner vehicles on the roads is key to tackling air pollution problems. According to World Bank calculations, the toxic air costs India as much as 8.5% of its GDP.

Why tractors are witnessing a spike in sales amid slowdown in auto industry

Tractor sales in India recorded a 28% y-o-y growth this year, from April to November. Experts attribute the trend to better monsoon, finance availability and lesser expenditure on weddings.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.