The June 15 issue is a Western India Special

by Sumana Sarkar 20 Jun 2022


The June 15 issue is a Western India Special and gets you the highlights and reports from the recently-held two-day Vehicle Safety Conclave by Autocar Professional. This issue gives you a sneak peek into the evolving dynamics across the automotive industry and how India is emerging at the forefront of a lot of global action with guts, grit and gumption.


Homecoming for Chetak
Bajaj Chetak
, the iconic scooter brand, now in its electric avatar, is back to its old home from where it first rolled out in 1972. Bajaj Auto’s new subsidiary, Chetak Technologies will lead the charge focusing on robust processes to ensure high quality, reliability and durability in product offerings.

Western India Special
But that’s not the only Western Indian company that’s making a buzz-

US-based in-car intelligent assistant platform Cerence is bullish on its India prospects and is targeting new segments like CVs and two-wheelers. We speak to their senior leadership.


Pune-based Polyrub CooperStandard is putting in place strategies for a leading role in EVs even as it wants to bring better and sustainable products for Indian and global ICE players.

India Focus
The Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) is the Mercedes-Benz Group’s largest research and development centre outside of Germany. Managing Director and CEO, Manu Saale says that with Mercedes-Benz planning to go all-electric by 2030, the MBRDI is set to play an important role in the development of the MB electric architecture.

Ammann Group, a global supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry recently initiated the sale of its first recycle asphalt plant to GR Infraprojects. The asphalt plant will enable the Indian company to use up to 60 percent of recyclable raw materials for its construction projects.

Vehicle Safety Webinar
Autocar Professional’s Vehicle Safety Webinar made quite a buzz. In case you missed it, we get you a lowdown on the various aspects of vehicle safety and what experts make of the current evolving dynamics.

Aftersales Push
Italy’s largest automotive aftermarket event, Autopromotec 2022, returned after a two-year gap and while the focus remains on ICE-related products, there was something for enthusiasts and an exclusive pavilion for electrification. We have an on-the-spot report.

Back home, Tata Motors has initiated various measures to sharpen its customer focus. Its initiative, the EzServe, is a short-format offering which offers customers a quick redressal of their problems at their doorstep.


A challenging trail

However, that’s not all. The Border Roads Organisation has been tasked with building 64 strategic roads, stretching across 3500 km with 100 bridges, tunnels and highways. We take you on a drive up the tricky terrain.

Chris Ramsey and his team are getting ready for a historic EV drive from the North to South pole next year in the Nissan Ariya e-4orce. The journey will begin in March 2023.

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