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    Tata Motors, Google collaborate to launch Tata Altroz Voice BoT
    Tata Motors has announced a collaboration with Google to launch a voice bot for its Altroz hatchback, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Tata Altroz Voice BoT is designed to guide customers on the car’s features and specifications and is useful in the entire process of boo...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    JLR to offer software OTA update on every new model
    Jaguar Land Rover has said that all models will have software over-the-air (OTA) capabilities as standard, a company press release dated 28 November showed. It is part of JLR’s on-going transformation in connected services. Customers will receive software updates in the future without visi...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motor’s upcoming Nexon EV to offer over 30 connected car features
    The Nexon, Tata Motors’ upcoming electric vehicle (EV), will carry more than 30 connected car features, according to information on the automaker’s website. The features include location-based services, vehicle health monitoring, alerts, safety, and security. Tata adds that the EV will offer pre...
    28-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors secures order for 500 electric vehicles from Lithium Urban Technologies
    Tata Motors and Lithium Urban Technologies announced their partnership in a press statement issued on 18 November. The companies will look into customized models to address mobility requirements of customers across the passenger, mass transit, and freight segments. The initial contract signed by ...
    Tata Motors inaugurates Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center in India
    Indian automaker Tata Motors inaugurated its Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center on 13 November. This facility is located at the Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Pune, India. This new technology center will be involved in engineering, testing, and developing powertrain solutions f...
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Jaguar Land Rover displays self-driving Jaguar I-PACE prototype in Dubai
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has demonstrated its self-driving Jaguar I-PACE prototype at the 2019 Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport, the UK-based automaker said in a press release on 23 October. As part of the demonstration, JLR engineers successfully tested the self-driving vehicle protot...
    Indian government places orders of Hyundai Kona electric SUVs
    The Indian government has placed orders with Hyundai for its new Kona electric compact SUVs for its officials, the local newspaper Mint reported today (21 October). According to the report, some government officials, including Power and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh and chairman and mana...
    Tata Motors launches TACNet 2.0 platform to collaborate with start-up and technology companies
    Tata Motors has launched a new platform called ‘Tata Motors AutoMobility Collaboration Network 2.0’ (TACNet 2.0) to collaborate with new start-ups and business models to steer innovation in the automotive space, the automaker announced in a press release last month. TACNet will allow the company...
    Tata Motors launches extended range Tigor EV
    Tata Motors has launched the extended range version of its all-electric Tigor EV in India, starting at INR944,000 (USD13,288), the company announced in a press release on 9 October. The electric vehicle (EV) is now available for both fleet and personal segment customers. The compact sedan now has a ...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover recalls 590 vehicles in Australia over issue with windshield wiper washer jets
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is recalling 590 vehicles in Australia over an issue with windshield wiper washer jets, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2020 Range Rover Evoque vehicles. Significance: In the a...
    08-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Tata to launch Nexon EV with recently unveiled Ziptron technology
    Tata will first launch its new electric vehicle (EV) powertrain technology ‘Ziptron’ in the Nexon EV in the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2019–20, the company announced in a press release on 3 October. The electric compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) will target a range of about 300 kilom...
    04-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors unveils new EV powertrain technology 'Ziptron'
    Tata Motors has unveiled its new electric vehicle (EV) powertrain technology ‘Ziptron’ for its electric cars, the company announced in a press release on 19 September. Ziptron comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor providing superior performance on demand, advanced dust-proof...
    20-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors partners with what3words to offer enhanced navigation in India
    Tata Motors has tied up with what3words for navigation services in India, where drivers can enter a three-word address by voice or text input, then navigate to the exact location, the automaker said in a press release on 17 September. Drivers will be able to enter the destinations in 36 differe...
    19-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    IAA 2019: OSR Enterprises, JLR collaborate to enhance ADAS, automated driving, and connected technologies
    OSR Enterprises has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automated driving, and connected technologies, the company said on 12 September. It will also integrate its fourth-generation is the multi-domain artificial intelligence (AI) brain, ...
    13-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover recalls 14,277 vehicles in US over issue with back-up camera system
    Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 14,277 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the back-up camera system, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehic...
    03-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Jaguar Land Rover developing advanced 3D head-up display
    Jaguar Land Rover is developing advanced three-dimensional (3D) head-up display (HUD) that could project real-time safety information on the windscreen in front of the driver, the company said in a press release on 20 August. In addition, the HUD will allow passengers to stream 3D movies in an auton...
    21-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors delivers 10 Tigor EVs to travel company in Indian city Bengaluru
    Tata Motors has delivered 10 units of its all-electric Tigor EV to ANP Travels in Bengaluru in India, Autocar Professional reported on 12 August. “India Inc. understands the inherent benefits of EVs and is proactively working towards promoting zero-emission vehicles for their employees’ mobility...
    AAM supplying e-drive systems for new Jaguar I-PACE
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is supplying its all-wheel-drive front and rear e-Drive units for the new Jaguar I-PACE, the company announced on 8 August. "AAM worked with Jaguar to design, develop, and build the high-performance and highly efficient e-AAM electric drive units for the I-PAC...
    Tata Motors, Tata Power partner to develop EV charging infrastructure in India
    Tata Motors and Tata Power have partnered to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in major cities across India, Tata Motors  announced in a press release on 2 August. The two companies are planning to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of the FY20, across key five ci...
    Tata Motors plans to launch four new EVs in India in next 12-18 months
    Tata Motors is planning to launch four new electric vehicles (EV) in India in the next 12 to 18 months, reported MoneyControl on 30 July, citing Tata Motors Chairman N Chandrasekaran. These will include electric Nexon, electric Altroz, a new TigorEV with higher mileage, and one more vehicle, the det...
    31-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover trials new recycling process to convert plastic waste into premium grade material
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is conducting a trial of an innovative recycling process which converts plastic waste into a new premium grade material that could feature on future vehicles, according to a JLR press release on 19 July. JLR is working with chemicals company BASF in a pilot research project ...
    Tata Group plans to set up new lithium-ion battery plant in Indian state Gujarat
    Tata Group is planning to set up a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery plant in the Indian state of Gujarat, news website ETAuto reported on 12 July citing a government official. The company is planning to invest INR40 billion (USD585 million) in the new plant in the Dholera Special Investment Region (...
    12-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Jaguar Land Rover developing AI-enabled mood-detection system to understand changes in driver’s state of mind
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing artificial intelligence (AI)-powered mood-detection system that monitors the driver’s state of mind while driving and adjusts cabin setting accordingly to enhance their in-vehicle experience, the automaker said in a press release on 9 July. The system uses a d...
    10-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover to recall 2,200 Range Rover Evoque over issue with windshield washer system
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to recall certain model year 2020 Range Rover Evoque SUVs in the United States to fix an electrical glitch that could affect functioning of front and rear wiper systems and affect the drivers’ visibility, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS...
    09-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Jaguar Land Rover to produce range of EVs at Castle Bromwich plant in UK
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to produce a number of electric vehicles (EV) at its Castle Bromwich plant in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 5 July. The first EV to be built at the plant will be the all-electric next-generation Jaguar XJ. “The future of mobilit...
    China 6 emission legislation
    To address air pollution problems in China, the country’s regulatory bodies are working toward swiftly adopting more stringent protocols to reduce harmful automotive emissions and fuel consumption. In December 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment put forward the final version of i...
    Tata Motors offers AMT technology in Tigor
    Tata Motors has started offering its automated manual transmission (AMT) technology in its compact sedan Tigor, according to a company press release on 17 June. The AMT will be equipped in the Tigor  XMA and the XZA+ variants. “In a constant effort to maintain our growth momentum, we continuo...
    Tata Motors supplies 25 Tigor EVs to fleet operator in Indian city Bengaluru
    Tata Motors has supplied 25 all-electric Tigor EVs to fleet operator Janani Tours in Indian city Bengaluru, the company announced in a press release on 17 June. “We are delighted to partner with Janani Tours on their pragmatic initiative of inducting zero-emission vehicles in their fleet. We are c...
    Jaguar Land Rover recalls over 3,000 units of I-PACE in US due to defective regenerative brake system
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has recalled 3,083 units of model year (MY) 2019-2020 I-PACEs in the United States due to defective regenerative braking system, according to a notice by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Jaguar said that the recall is expected to begin on 1 July and own...
    12-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    BMW, Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate on electrification technology development
    BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have announced that they will collaborate to develop next generation electric drive units, according to a BMW press release on 5 June. The two companies will develop electric drive which will be based on BMW’s fifth generation (Gen 5) electric drive unit. A joint te...
    Visteon supplies SmartCore cockpit domain controller on Tata Harrier SUV
    Visteon is supplying its SmartCore cockpit domain controller (CDC) to power the infotainment system and hybrid and digital instrument cluster variants on the new Tata Harrier SUV, the company said on 28 May. In the newly-launched SUV, the CDC incorporates the silver box, a tablet style infotain...
    Jaguar Land Rover develops 'sensory steering wheel' to reduce driver distraction
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a new ‘sensory steering wheel’ that uses temperature-based instructions to inform drivers about navigation, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 May. The new sensory steering wheel has been developed in partnership with Glasgow University. JLR sa...
    30-May-2019 News New Products
    5GAA holds live demo of C-V2X communications in Berlin
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) held a live demonstration event in Berlin (Germany) last week to showcase progress in cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications, the association said in a press release on 23 May. The event was participated by 5GAA members including BMW, Daimler, Ford...
    Indian Automotive Industry – Lightweighting Scenario
    Lightweighting has been repeatedly touted as one of the most-favored OEM strategies to meet the stricter deadlines and demands of the future business, especially considering the increased regulations over emissions, fuel efficiency and safety standards. Globally, lightweighting has been progressivel...
    Land Rover equips Range Rover SUV with 3L Ingenium petrol engine, mild-hybrid technology
    Land Rover has equipped the Range Rover flagship sport utility vehicle (SUV) with its 3L Ingenium petrol engine, along with 48-volt mild-hybrid (MHEV) technology, the company announced in a press release on 1 May. The 3L in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine produces 400 ps power and 550 Nm of...
    02-May-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover offers updated LED headlights on Range Rover
    Land Rover has announced a new mild-hybrid model of the luxury Range Rover sport utility vehicle (SUV) with updated headlights, according to a press release on 1 May. The all-new 2020 Range Rover is now equipped with updated headlights which include two new features as standard –  Sign Post D...
    Jaguar Land Rover tests technology to allow drivers to earn cryptocurrency
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is testing a technology that will allow drivers to earn cryptocurrency for sharing data through connected car services, the automaker said in a press release on 29 April. Using its ‘Smart Wallet’ technology, JLR said, the drivers will be able to earn credits by enabling t...
    30-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors to launch Tigor EV for fleet customers in Indian city Nagpur
    Tata Motors, along with its authorized dealer Jaika Motors, is planning to introduce its all-electric Tigor EV for fleet customers in the Indian city of Nagpur, the company announced in a press release on 5 April. “We are delighted to announce the milestone of our journey of driving electrificatio...
    Jaguar Land Rover plans to introduce hybrid vehicles in India this year
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to start launching its electrified vehicles in India from 2019 onwards, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. JLR will launch hybrid vehicles from its Land Rover product portfolio towards the end of 2019, and the all-electric I-PACE in the seco...
    Jaguar Land Rover plans to integrate ultraviolet light technology to neutralize pathogens in vehicle cabin
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to use ultraviolet light technology in ventilation systems to neutralize pathogens in vehicle cabin, the company announced in a press release on 27 March. JLR said that future models with the innovative ultraviolet light technology (UV-C) could help to stop bacter...
    03-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Seating Subsystem Lightweighting
    The seating subsystem in the interiors component area is estimated to account for more than 40% of the total component area weight and up to 6% of the total vehicle weight. In terms of additional comfort and luxury features, one of the first targets for OEMs is to improve the driving experience even...
    Euro 7: Legislative time frame and parameters
    Each stage of emission and fuel economy regulations and standardization of robust compliance testing procedures has consistently led to further advancement in powertrain technology. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have fallen by more than 95% between Euro 1 and Euro 6 stan...
    Jaguar Land Rover selects Spirent Communication for next-gen automotive Ethernet testing
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has selected Spirent Communications to verify its next-generation automotive Ethernet in-vehicle networking, Spirent said in a press release on 26 March. Spirent’s C50 and TTworkbench will test performance of Ethernet networks in JLR vehicles and help the automaker to deter...
    28-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Jaguar Land Rover recalls 468 vehicles in Australia over CO2 emissions issue
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for 468 vehicles in Australia to fix a CO2 emission issue, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The recall is for Jaguar XE, XF, F-Type, F-Pace, model year (MY) 2018-2019 E-Pace. All models are fitted with 2L petrol engines. ...
    26-Mar-2019 News Recalls
    Geneva Motor Show 2019 : Material sector insights
    The Geneva Motor Show 2019 was tracked extensively by IHS Markit, not only in terms of important OEM launch developments but also from the point of view of the supply chain and technology trends that the show offered. With analysts on the ground covering the show, there were many insights that could...
    Jaguar Land Rover installs 166 smart EV chargers in UK
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has installed 166 smart electric vehicle (EV) chargers at its Gaydon engineering center in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 19 March. The 7 kW AC smart chargers will be available to all JLR employees and will be able to add 22 miles (35.4 kilome...
    Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars in UK over carbon dioxide emission issue
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has recalled 44,000 cars in the United Kingdom after regulators found 10 models emitting higher CO2 than certified levels, The Guardian reported on 13 March citing a statement from JLR. The vehicles recalled include Land Rover models such as Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sp...
    14-Mar-2019 News Recalls
    Geneva Motor Show 2019: Tata Motors showcases Altroz EV
    India-based Tata Motors has showcased electric version of its premium hatchback ‘Altroz EV’ at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 5 March. According to a report by Autocar India, Altroz EV will have a range of 250-300 kilometer (155-186 miles). Significanc...
    06-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors deploys 50 Tigor EVs in Indian city Indore
    Tata Motor has deployed 50 Tigor electric vehicles (EV) in Indian-city Indore in partnership with Atal Indore City Transport Service (AICTSL), Autocar Professional reported citing Shailesh Chandra, president, electric mobility business and corporate strategy, Tata Motors. The deployment is part of t...
    Development of energy efficient lighting solution for battery vehicles
    The automotive industry is undergoing a radical transformation driven by four key trends: electrification, autonomous driving, sharing, and connected cars. Interconnected development of these trends is already visible, but their full deployment is moving slowly. However, push by government to promot...
    JLR to launch plug-in hybrid version of Range Rover Evoque in 2019
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to launch the plug-in hybrid version of Range Rover Evoque later in 2019, the company announced in a press release on 21 February. The plug-in hybrid will be offered in the recently launched Range Rover Evoque which is based on Land Rover’s new Premium Transvers...
    25-Feb-2019 News New Products
    Tata Motors explores partnerships to deliver ‘mobility as a service’ using EVs
    Tata Motors is exploring partnerships to deliver mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) in the electromobility business, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on 19 February, citing Shailesh Chandra, president of electric mobility business and corporate strategy at the automaker. According to the report, the In...
    Geneva Motor Show 2019: Tata Motors to showcase new EV concept
    Tata Motors is planning to showcase a new electric vehicle (EV) concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Business Standard reported on 19 February citing Shailesh Chandra, president of electric mobility business and corporate strategy at Tata Motors. “This will be a concept that will be productionis...
    JLR introduces new 6-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has introduced a new straight 6-cylinder petrol engine under its Ingenium family of engines, the company announced in a press release on 13 February. The new engine is manufactured at JLR’s Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The new 3L engin...
    14-Feb-2019 News New Products
    Maxion Wheels to supply steel wheels for Tata Motors’ Tiago hatchback
    Maxion Wheels has secured an order from Tata Motors for supply of its VersaStyle steel wheels for the automaker’s Tiago hatchback, according to a company press release on 6 February. Maxion Wheels says it is on track to deliver 150,000 wheels per year for Tiago. Significance: According to Maxio...
    JLR recalls 68,828 vehicles in China over engine safety issue
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced plans to recall 68, 828 vehicles in China to address engine safety issue, Xinhua reported last month. The recall, filed by JLR to China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, includes 42,000 Land Rover Discovery 4 SUVs produced between 2009 and 2016, an...
    06-Feb-2019 News Recalls
    Are self-dimming and glare-free headlights finally coming to the U.S.?
    Megatrends in the automotive industry have revolutionized the approach of automakers and tier-1 suppliers towards lighting components. From bulky designs to sleek designs, exterior lighting systems have travelled a long way in terms of technology and design, with increased attention from automakers ...
    Tata Motors to supply Tigor EV to Capgemini in India
    Tata Motors has entered an agreement to supply its Tigor electric vehicles (EVs) to consulting firm Capgemini, the Indian automaker said in a press release on 31 January. Under the agreement, Tata will deploy its electric compact sedans at Capgemini’s campuses in the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Ch...
    JLR develops intelligent light projection technology for self-driving cars
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a system that projects the direction of travel onto the road ahead of a self-driving vehicle to inform pedestrians and other road users about its intention, the company said in a press release on 24 January. The intelligent system beams a series of projections t...
    Tata Group to invest in lithium-ion battery manufacturing in India
    Tata Group is planning to invest in lithium-ion battery manufacturing capability in Gujarat, India, reported Press Trust of India (PTI) on 18 January citing Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran. "Many of our group companies like Tata Chemicals and Tata Motors have very significant presence here. We ...
    Kinetic Energy Recovery System
    Over the past two decades, the automotive industry has focused on minimizing powertrain energy losses with advancements in combustion process, transmission design and lightweight material usage. Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) is one of the innovations among energy harvesting and regeneration ...
    Tata Motors offers Tigor EV on Zoomcar's self-drive rental car platform in India
    Tata Motors has partnered with self-drive rental car company Zoomcar to offer its all-electric Tigor EV to customers on rent, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 December. Under the partnership, Zoomcar is aiming at rolling out 500 electric vehicles (EVs) in over 20 Indian cities with T...
    Jaguar Land Rover develops automatically opening door
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a door that opens automatically as the driver approaches the vehicle; it can also be operated by gesture control, the automaker said in a press release on 18 December. The door technology relies on a combination of motion sensors and existing keyless entry techn...
    20-Dec-2018 News New Products
    UK’s APC invests USD32 million on three low-carbon propulsion projects
    United Kingdom, through its Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is investing GBP25 million (USD32 million) in three low carbon propulsion technology projects, APC announced in a press release on its website last month. The investment is expected to create 1,750 new jobs in the automotive sector i...
    Jaguar’s self-driving car will keep steering wheels, says design head
    The driverless cars from Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Jaguar brand will keep steering wheel, Ian Callum, design director for Jaguar-brand vehicle, said at a press conference in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday (5 December), reports The Korea Herald. “I think it will be a long time before you see an ...
    Lightweighting in BIW Component Systems
    The body-in-white, or BIW, forms one of the most critical vehicle component systems in defining both the final external contour of a car and determining its crash worthiness. Acting as the basic skeleton of the car to which the other component systems are bolted/mounted, the BIW needs to perform var...
    Disconnect All-Wheel Drive
    All-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) systems are widely offered in sport utility vehicles (SUV) and pick-up trucks, under Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 3.5 tons. This is largely due to increasing consumer demand for AWD from the traditional front-two or rear-two-wheel drive systems. With...
    JLR, Huawei, Vodafone demonstrate C-V2X technology in UK
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Huawei and Vodafone held a live demonstration of cellular – vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication at the 2018 Global MBB Forum in London (United Kingdom) last week, according to a press release by Huawei on 26 November. The three partners demonstrated a C-V2X system ...
    Jaguar partners with Chargemap for EV charging
    Jaguar has partnered with Chargemap to provide access to public charging stations for its I-PACE customers in France, Chargemap announced on its website on 16 November. Jaguar  will give its French customers a “Jaguar special edition” Chargemap Pass when their I-PACE will be delivered. The ...
    JLR develops new technology to help drivers avoid red lights
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed ‘Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA)’ technology that helps drivers to avoid red lights, the automaker said in a press release on 15 November. The GLOSA system is a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology which allows vehicles to talk to traffic li...
    16-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Implications of Emission Hardware Developments on NVH
    Research and development across all OEMs and suppliers involved in the development of powertrains and their integration into vehicles requires specific focus on Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). A vehicle with good NVH characteristics is likely to deliver much higher levels of perceived quality ...
    Continental supplies power electronics for Jaguar I-PACE
    Continental is supplying its power electronics for Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) I-PACE, according to a company press release on 22 October. Continental informed that power electronics in Jaguar I-PACE can handle currents of up to 650 amperes developed by the e...
    JLR develops ‘Audible Vehicle Alert System’ for I-PACE EV
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed an Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that alerts vulnerable road users such as blind, visually-impaired people about an approaching electric vehicle, the automaker said in a press release on 11 October. The automaker has equipped its all-new Jaguar I-PACE elec...
    12-Oct-2018 News New Products
    Range Rover Sport completes first self-driving lap on Coventry Ring Road in UK
    A Range Rover Sport SUV completed the first ever self-driving lap on Coventry Ring Road in England, Jaguar Land Rover announced in a press release on Wednesday (10 October). The SUV was able to successfully change lanes, merge with traffic and exit junctions at the speed limit of 40 miles per hour (...
    Novelis supplies ‘Advanz’ aluminium to all-electric Jaguar I-PACE
    Novelis is supplying its premium ‘Advanz’ aluminum for Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle I-PACE, according to a press release yesterday (9 October). "Novelis is proud to be a key supplier of aluminum sheet to Jaguar Land Rover, enabling novel, lightweight construction platforms and being par...
    Growing importance of battery cooling in full hybrid and electric vehicles and the longer-term prospect for further trend disruption.
    While it is inevitable that powertrain migration from an ICE to EV will be the endgame to meet the increasingly stringent regulations, the consensus in the industry is that talk about the complete demise of ICE technology is somewhat premature. The IHS Markit forecast indicates that one in five vehi...
    Control solutions for intelligent lighting
    Automotive lighting has begun to increasingly contribute towards driver assistance and emerge as a significant active safety enabler. Unlike lighting technologies of the past, new headlamps integrate digital light and sensors interface to support advance applications such as adaptive front lighting,...
    JLR offers advanced connectivity features in vehicles in India
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has started offering advanced connectivity features in select vehicles sold in India, the company said in a press release last week. The automaker is offering new features called ‘Protect’, ‘Remote Premium’ and ‘Secure Tracker’ under its InControl Package in selec...
    28-Sep-2018 News New Products
    Automakers in UK plan contingency measures to deal with Brexit
    Automakers in the United Kingdom are working on contingency measures to deal with the situations arising after the country leaves the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019, Reuters reported today (27 September). Some of these measures include certifying models in the European Union, redrawing product...
    Samsung SDI to supply battery cells to JLR
    South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI will supply its cylindrical battery cells to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) for its electric vehicles (EV), reports The Korea Times. Samsung SDI will be supplying its "21700" cylindrical battery cells from its new plant in Hungary. According to the report, the company...
    Sensor Fusion: Defining new scope in automotive lighting
    The autonomy race is bringing a new meaning to automotive lighting systems. Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights focused on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind spot warnings, forward col...
    Jaguar Land Rover experiments with ‘virtual eyes’ on driverless pods to signal pedestrian
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has installed its driverless pods with ‘virtual eyes’ to study how humans will interact with self-driving vehicles, the UK-based automaker said in a press release on 28 August. The automaker is currently testing these pods to understand how much information future self-dr...
    Jaguar Classic to build all-electric E-type by 2020
    Jaguar Classic has confirmed its plans to commercially launch an all-electric version of sports car E-type, according to a company press release on 24 August. Deliveries of the first electric E-type vehicles are expected to commence in summer 2020. Jaguar will also offer EV conversion services for e...
    Tata Motors plans to rationalize supplier base to drive efficiency
    Tata Motors is working on rationalizing its supplier base to drive efficiency, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on 7 August citing Rajesh Khatri, vice president of passenger vehicle operations at Tata Motors. “We've been working on rationalising vendors as part of our turnaround strategy. T...
    Adopting a holistic approach to thermal management of electric vehicles
    Relentless urban development and industrial progress in most regions of the world have come with a heavy price tag of environmental pollution. New data from the World Health Organization included in a May 2018 press release shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutan...
    Automotive lighting: Made in China—a viable option?
    Increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the automotive market has ushered the industry into a new era of competition, business strategies, and market demand. To sustain themselves in the long run and fulfill the ever-rising LED demand, many lighting companies have turned to niche lighting ...
    Jaguar delivers 10 I-PACE for all-electric taxi fleet in German city Munich
    Jaguar has supplied 10 units of the I-PACE all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) to electric vehicle taxi fleet operator Münchner Taxi Zentrum  (MTZ) in Munich, Germany, news website Fleet Europe reported on 26 July. Initially, only five of these I-PACEs will be operational at any given poi...
    Tata Motors supplies 10 Tigor EVs to IT services company Cognizant in India
    Tata Motors has supplied 10 units of its Tigor electric vehicle (EV) to software company Cognizant, the Indian automaker said in a press release on 18 July. Cognizant will deploy these EVs in its campus in Hyderabad (India). The Indian automaker has partnered with self-drive car rental firm Volercar...
    WABCO to supply hydraulic power steering systems to Tata Motors in India
    WABCO announced Friday (13 July) that it has inked a supply agreement with India’s Tata Motors to supply hydraulic power steering systems for the automaker’s new line of heavy-duty trucks. According to a press release, WABCO will supply its M110 heavy-duty hydraulic power steering gears and asse...
    Tata Power plans to install 100 EV charging stations in India
    As part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Tata Motors and the government of India’s Maharashtra state, Tata Power is planning to install 100 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the state, reports news website CarAndBike. The charging stations will include both fast and regular ch...
    JLR tests fleet of connected cars on UK roads
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is testing a fleet of connected cars, which can communicate with each other, on UK roads, the company said in a press release on 28 June. The trial is part of the GBP7.1 million (USD9.3 million) UK CITE Project that is working on creating a fully connected road infrastru...
    JLR plans GBP13.5 billion investment over next three years to increase electrification
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to offer electric variants of every model in its lineup in the next three years, reports Bloomberg, citing the automaker’s presentation to investors on 25 June. To this end, JLR plans to invest a total of GBP13.5 billion (USD18 billion) during the next thre...
    JLR plans to open new technical center in UK to develop next-generation connected car technologies
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to open a new technical center in Manchester, the United Kingdom to support its strategy to introduce new connected car technologies, the automaker said in a press release on 25 June. The new center will focus on software and information technology and collaborate with ...
    26-Jun-2018 News Investments
    JLR launches ‘Carpe’ vehicle subscription service in UK
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a new vehicle subscription service called “Carpe” in the United Kingdom, the automaker said in a press release last week. The service will allow subscribers to drive a brand-new Jaguar or Land Rover for 12 months by paying a monthly fee, with no deposit. The ...
    Jaguar E-PACE gets new 200 ps Ingenium petrol engine, smart settings, adaptive suspension
    Jaguar has announced certain upgrades in its E-PACE compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV). According to a company’s press release last week, the new upgrades in the SUV include self-learning ‘Smart Settings’ technology, an ‘Adaptive Dynamics’ suspension and a new 200 ps Ingenium petrol engin...
    14-Jun-2018 News New Products
    Tata Motors establishes new e-mobility business unit
    Indian automaker Tata Motors has established a new business unit dedicated to electromobility, the company announced in a press release on 4 June. Tata Motors will continue new electric vehicle product development under the new business unit. The company has also announced the appointment of Shailes...
    Land Rover developing all-terrain autonomous vehicle
    Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Land Rover is developing all-terrain autonomous vehicles through its project CORTEX, JLR announced in a press release on 30 May. Land Rover is investing GBP3.7 million (USD4.9 million) in a project called CORTEX to explore all-terrain, all-weather self-driving capability....
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