The concept of self-driving cars, introduced as an ‘impossible future’ in the 90s cartoon “Jetsons” has been turned into reality by Google and Tesla. The idea, now a reality in some parts of the world, is apparently not going to be allowed on the Indian roads, as per Mr Nitin Gadkari. However, even if driverless cars were allowed on Indian roads, we are pretty sure that they would not be a workable solution. Here are 10 reasons why Indian roads and driverless cars spell a bad marriage!
It might sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but right here, right now is the future at your fingertips. Well, at least that’s Nissan’s vision for NissanConnect; an integrated information and communication platform that connects with the customer’s smartphone to provide a superior driving experience – Intelligent Mobility.
Kia Motors has been teasing the Indian automobile enthusiasts for quite a while now. Ever since its announcement about the signing of a MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, car lovers in the country have been waiting with bated breath for any further news from the company. And finally, it seems Kia is ready to introduce India to the high-tech as well as affordable cars that this second largest automobile company of South Korea is known for its.
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With the growing demand for used cars in the country, there has been a spurt in the number of dealers offering used cars. A slew of online marketplaces dealing solely with automobiles have come up, giving a tough fight to the traditional old-time garages and used car dealers who have been in existence for a long time.
In 2016, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced that Bharat Stage VI emission standards will apply to all vehicles manufactured on or after April 1, 2020. That the Indian government is circumventing Bharat Stage V and leapfrogging to the more stringent and robust BS VI, speaks volumes of its commitment to align to European Union regulations and bring about giant positive leaps from the current BS III and IV levels.
In the pitter patter of the rain drops in July, Honda cars India launched the Privileged edition of its Honda Amaze – its compact sedan. This limited edition is based on the Amaze S(O) MT variant and is an upgraded and more refined version of it. A completely revamped infotainment system, additional safety features and enhancements to the exterior make this a stylised version of the older Amaze.
The gloomy month of July saw some truly exciting times for the super-rich SUV lovers of India when Land Rover launched the Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic. The Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team at Land Rover has designed the high-end variant of the Range Rover by focusing on delivering luxury experience. Land Rover is promoting the automobile as a luxury and premium SUV targeted at the upper end of the car-buyer spectrum.
Off-roading has been slowly gaining popularity in India over the last few years. The fact that the country boasts of some of the finest terrains for off-roading makes this sport very attractive to auto enthusiasts. For the uninitiated, this sport, though adventurous and exhilarating, comes with its own perils. So before you start on your rib-shaking adventure ride, here are the top 5 rookie mistakes you need to avoid if you want to come out of your maiden trip in one piece!
The year 2017 so far has seen some minor disruptions in the trend of cars exported from India. While the previous year saw Nissan’s Micra toppling long standing flag bearer Hyundai, (I10 and subsequently I10 Grand) , it’s the Chevrolet Spark that has come out on top this year, with 13707 units exported in the quarter Jan ’17 to March ‘17.