Pushing the Envelope

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In this new-age, almost everything is undergoing a change. For example, digital technology has brought the bank into our living room, or office, and automobiles can be configured and bought online, like we buy a gadget on an e-commerce site.

Shrinking timelines

And then, there’s the drastic reduction in delivery time, which is not limited to grocery only. The car engineering and development timeline, which used to be a three to five year affair, is now getting shrunk to two years only. How can that stiff target be achieved? Read the article below to find out.

Accelerating vehicle engineering from concept to road in 24 months

Two-wheelers changing character

The SDV trend is on the rise, and it’s influencing two-wheelers too. Software tech is not only redefining the automobile, but it can also define the brand DNA. Homegrown major TVS Motor has embarked on its SDV journey, with two key initiatives – TVS North Star, and TVS Cloud, as key pillars. The OEM’s CTO Dr. Bernhard Heiming shared with ETAuto the key strategy for the OEM to have a good ride in the new era too. You can also watch the interview embedded in the story below.

TVS Motor prepares for the SDV ride, with a ‘keep it simple’ strategy

The well-calculated bet

Around 7 years ago, Pune headquartered KPIT Technologies took a call on realigning its business, and focused exclusively on automotive software. The well-calculated risk is paying dividends and how. Did you know that the KPIT stock delivered a 600%+ return to investors, compared to 27.7% of Nifty IT? What’s helping the tech company have this kinds of a run, which is a dream for many? Find out in the story below.

Focus on autonomous vehicles, EU expansion drive KPIT’s growth

ZF’s global tech innovation strategy

The world’s third largest Tier-1 supplier ZF has earmarked a massive Euro 10 billion+ investment on R&D in order to develop technologies aimed at paving the way for sustainable growth. At the fundamental level, it has decided on a fundamental strategy to tap opportunities globally. ETAuto’s Shubhangi Bhatia, who attended ZF’s Global Technology Day, held recently in Germany’s Jeversen, gets the details in this story.

ZF’s ‘flexible’ approach to bring in global technology innovations

Strengthening collaboration

At a time when disruptions are on the rise, collaboration pays. The leading automotive R&D organisation Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and software technology provider Altair joined hands to foster technology and digital transformation in the automotive and heavy engineering sectors. Details in the report below.

Altair and ARAI signs MoU to advance technology and digital transformation goals

India opportunities to lead in the new-age industry

In the automotive industry, the West had a huge lead over this part of the world in terms of engineering and technology. In the new-age industry, which is getting increasingly software technology led, India is presented with new opportunities. The country could become a leading innovation hub by the end of thai decade, says Rajendra Petkar, President and CTO, Tata Motors, and Chairperson of the 5th ETAuto Tech Summit.

ETAutoTech Summit: India poised to lead global automotive innovation by 2030, says Tata Motors CTO

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