Why Apple has chips for iPhones while Ford got caught short

The contrasting results show how major players in the electronics industry, accustomed to the long time horizons of chip production, have mostly avoided major disruptions from the chip shortage (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) On the same day that … Read more

Ford’s Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line

In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized car-making with the first moving assembly line, an innovation that made piecing together new vehicles faster and more efficient. Some hundred years later, Ford is now using artificial intelligence to eke more speed out of today’s manufacturing lines. At a Ford Transmission Plant in Livonia, Michigan, the station where robots … Read more

Citroen receives over 1000 pre-bookings for C5 Aircross SUV

French carmaker Citroen, the latest entrant into the Indian market, claimed to have received over 1000 pre-bookings for its first product in India, the C5 Aircross, which it launched on Wednesday at a price of Rs 29.9 lakh. The French automaker will start its operations in India with only 10 showrooms and an online sales … Read more

Scrapping business unlikely to yield returns for 3-4 years

While a few companies are already betting big on the vehicle scrapping business, it is going to be capital-intensive and would not yield returns for the next three to four years given that there is low public awareness and the policy is yet to be completely notified, experts said. The vehicle scrapping policy proposed by … Read more

Government makes dual airbags mandatory for cars – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday announced its decision to make the passenger side airbag mandatory in new cars. “It has been mandated that the vehicles manufactured on and after April 1, 2021, in the case of new models, and August 31, 2021, in the case of existing models, shall be fitted with airbag for … Read more

Meet the Kerala vlogger couple leading a ‘car life’ across the country

Harikrishnan J and Lakshmi Krishna from Thrissur who are on a mission to cover 13 States in their SUV, narrate the high points of their trips through YouTube channel TinPin Stories Vlogger couple Harikrishnan J and Lakshmi Krishna from Thrissur, Kerala, are riding high on a cross-country odyssey, living out of their car. The avid … Read more

SIM-embedded connected cars slowly gaining popularity in India

Sanjay Merchant was driving back to Mumbai from Pune with his family one October evening when the accident happened. At 8.30 pm, just as they entered the city limits, Merchant suddenly noticed a Maruti Eeco parked on the flyover. Before the 57-year-old could hit the brakes, the Kia Seltos they were travelling in slammed into … Read more

Anurag Mehrotra returns as the MD of Ford India, to curate new plan for independent operation

MUMBAI: Anurag Mehrotra returns as the head of Ford India on Monday just weeks after the proposed joint venture between the US automaker and Mahindra & Mahindra was called off. As President and Managing Director, Mehrotra takes over from Bala Radhakrishnan, the acting president and MD of Ford India Pvt (FIPL) for the past 10 … Read more

New Toyota tech unit promises world’s safest drive

As traditional automakers face competition from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Sony, Toyota is looking to marry Woven Planet’s Silicon Valley approach with its storied Toyota Production System manufacturing process to develop the next generation of cars. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here … Read more