Today, the auto industry in India is at the cusp of deciding its future on whether to go for full EV or the hybrid-to-EV route or to stick on to the IC engine based auto route. The ‘Cover Story’ of APF September 2017 edition puts all these perspectives in place and calls for a holistic approach. The article highlights the need to have a strong policy framework to make domestic manufacturing of E-vehicles more cost-effective. ‘Special Focus’ explores the market of anti-lock braking systems (ABS) in motorcycle and the potential of ABS to significantly reduce accidents. 'OEM Corner’ analyses the impact of increase in the effective tax rates on big vehicle segment. Also, read the ‘Debate’ on India’s readiness to adopt driverless cars and their utility in the country. APF September 2017 edition also contains article on use of virtual reality tools in auto industry, automotive battery market, Cummins new R&D centre, and much more.
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.