Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Cars

Akshay Kumar’s PSAs usually hit the spot. But ad on car airbags unwittingly promotes dowry

Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways’s latest ad on cars needing six airbags is timely after Cyrus Mistry’s death. But someone should’ve checked the script.

Bengaluru flooding will reveal how water can send your flashy, high-end car to scrapyard

Damage to your car can happen even while wading through seemingly small amounts of water. That big SUV of yours can be crippled by just a few inches of water.

‘Are we there yet?’ Why long car journeys are so excruciating for children

Children’s uncertainty about how long has passed and how long remains is made worse by their lack of control over the journey itself.

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.

Alto K10 does what it says — Affordable, comfortable, reliable motoring

Alto will soon cross the 5 million-mark. You cannot get anything so good at this price anywhere else in the world.

Indian cars no longer dependent on foreign designs. Maruti promises to boost it further

As the world’s third-largest car market after China and the US, India could also become a hub for enhanced design and engineering facilities.

Dear Indian parents, don’t drive with kids in your lap. Child seats are easily available

It is shocking that few Indian kids today are in child seats. And it is not a question of affordability or non-availability of seats.

Ford India rolls off production line. But the beginning of its end started a decade ago

Those who blamed the Narendra Modi government for Ford’s untimely demise as a manufacturer in India should look at Kia and Hyundai's success over the past three years.

Music, phone, tyre pressure, cruise – your car steering manages all these & turns the wheel too

Steering wheels have come a long way in the past couple of decades ever since steering-mounted controls became a thing in the late 1990s on top-end luxury cars.

AMT, IMT, CVT, DCT — why you must know your automatic car before you buy one

Over 10% of all passenger cars sold in India had some form of automatic transmission or another. But all automatics are not created equal.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.