Poor braking system - along with other factors – is one of the reasons for vehicle accidents. Hence, efficient brakes are important for the safety of the vehicle and its occupants. The Government of India has taken various steps in regulating safety critical components in passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers. This in response has increased the demand for systems such as ABS (anti-lock braking system) and EBS (electronic braking system (EBS). “Cover Story” of APF Sept 2019 explores how regulatory changes are driving demand for new braking systems.
After government’s adoption of electric vehicle (EV) policy, India saw a slew of start-ups launching a ranging of products from cars, sports bikes to E-bikes. Start-ups are offering innovative solutions in key areas like battery, E-rickshaw, accessories and charging stations in partnerships with government agencies and other companies. “EV Cover Story” discusses how start-ups are leaving their imprints on Indian EV sector. BS VI emission norm, which will come into effect from April 2020, is forcing automakers to make modifications in engine and other auto parts. “Special Feature” analyses impact of these changes on lubricants and how lube makers are working closely with their customers (OEMs) and suppliers to help the auto industry to make a smooth transition to the new emission standards and electric vehicles.
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.