As safety features are important selection criteria for consumers, automotive manufacturers are keen to keep improving safety, including the all-important headlights that provide night vision, to ensure that visibility at night (and in poor weather) is as good as it can be. One key initiative of many manufacturers is to replace the out-dated halogen and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps that have been the mainstream for vehicle lighting until now. “Cover Story” explains how LED technology has a number of benefits in automotive applications, including the ability to operate in high temperatures and switch rapidly. The introduction of the BS VI emission norms and shift towards cleaner fuels are leading to changes in requirement of components used in powertrain systems. “Special Feature” explores this trend in detail. Also, read "Interview of Amit Sood, Executive Director – Sales & Marketing, Asahi India Glass Ltd" and analysis of two-wheelers market by Anupama Arora, VP, Sector Head - Corporate Ratings of ICRA Ltd.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.