AUTO

  • Bajaj Auto re-registers the iconic Chetak brand name April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bajaj Auto has recently re-registered the Chetak name which has led to intense speculation that the company is heading back into the profitable scooter space. However, the company has refused to comment and its rumoured return to scooters is still very much a giant question mark. The re-registration...
  • Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath arrested for links with pan-India auto theft gang April 14, 2015

    Cachar: In a case of lawlessness by the lawmakers, sitting Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath has been arrested for links with a pan-India auto theft gang. Assam Police arrested Rumi Nath from the MLA quarters on Tuesday morning. "We have arrested her from the MLA hostel at around 7 AM....
  • Ola auto driver allegedly thrashes woman in Bengaluru April 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: An Ola auto driver allegedly thrashed a woman in Bengaluru. She has posted the image of the driver's licence, which shows the driver's name and address on Facebook. The woman has filed a complaint and the auto driver has been booked for outraging the modesty of a woman and for...
  • Uber Auto: Uber launches auto-rickshaw service in Delhi April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based taxi-hailing app Uber launched an aggregator service which will help commuters book auto-rickshaws for travelling in the national capital. "Autos are the most ubiquitous transport in almost any city and Indians are used to having autos around. It simply makes more sense for the auto driver and commuter...
  • The all-new Chevrolet Spark (Chevrolet Beat for India) unveiled April 2, 2015

    After releasing teasers of the new Chevrolet Spark (Beat for India), General Motors has finally unveiled the car at the New York Auto Show 2015. The new Chevrolet Beat sits on a slightly longer wheelbase and loses out on that youthful design seen in the previous car. General Motors says that...
  • Honda unveils redesigned ultra-sporty Civic coupe April 2, 2015

    New York: If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore. When the company last rolled out a new Civic four years ago, it took no risks. The car was panned for unremarkable looks and...
  • Auto unions ask Delhi government not to impose GPS, says 'won't stop rape' March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Several auto and taxi unions on Wednesday protested Delhi government's decision to make Global Positioning System (GPS) installation in their vehicles mandatory, saying the device won't serve its intended purpose of stopping "sexual harassment" in the national capital. Transport minister Gopal Rai held a public hearing at Burari transport...
  • Auto Expo 2016 to be held from February 5-9; Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley likely to debut at the show February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin, its Italian rival Maserati and ultra premium automaker Bentley could be among the main attractions in the next year's Auto Expo to be held from February 5-9. According to industry sources, for the first time these luxury car makers have approached organisers...
  • Budget support critical for survival, say electric vehicle makers February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Fearing closure of business, electric vehicle makers have sought government support in the Budget to give a boost to the sector saying the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 must be implemented at the earliest. "For us the roll out of NEMMP 2020 is of critical importance. If it...
  • 2015 CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards February 15, 2015

    The much reputed 2015 CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards honours 'Hyundai elite i20' with the best hatchback of the year award. Mercedes-Benz S-class was awarded with the Executive Premium car of the year. ...
  • Faridabad autos give free rides as Arvind Kejriwal takes charge as Delhi CM February 14, 2015

    Faridabad: Auto-rickshaw drivers in Faridabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday gave free rides to commuters to mark the swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as the Delhi Chief Minister. Auto-rickshaw union leader Sitaram said they were very happy with the Aam Aadmi Party's victory in the Delhi assembly...
  • Union Budget 2015: Auto makers wants excise duty reduction February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Automobile industry body SIAM wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce excise duty on automobiles in the upcoming Budget to help the sector combat demand slowdown. Besides, measures towards restarting stalled infra projects to help revive demand particularly of commercial vehicles should also be put high on the agenda,...
  • Union Budget 2015: Tyre makers seek doubling of import duty February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Hurt by cheap imports from China, Indian manufacturers have asked the government to double import duty on tyres to 20 per cent in the Budget to bring it at par with natural rubber in order to provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry. As part of the its...
  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • Auto drivers back Arvind Kejriwal, want to give him second chance, Congress to lose much January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The 49-day stint of former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal did leave a mark on the common man with the auto driver community still vouching its support for the Aam Aadmi Party. For some he brought down the corruption while for others he brought solace by reducing water and...
  • Real people will be using driverless cars on public roads in 2 to 5 years: Google January 16, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Grand Theft Auto V for PC to be released on March 24 January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rockstar Games has finally announced the release date for the PC version of the Grand Theft Auto V. The game that has had a series of delays will now be released for PC on March 24, 2015 - four months after it was launched on Xbox One and...
  • Chevrolet Bolt: General Motor's concept electric car can travel up to 320 kms on a single charge January 13, 2015

    Detroit: With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept...
  • It takes about 44 hours to make this 3D-printed electric car; coming later this year January 13, 2015

    Detroit: A 3D-printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think. Phoenix-based Local Motors plans to sell a 3D-printed car called the Strati later this year. It's a two-seat neighbourhood car that can go up to 25 miles per hour. Local Motors prints the car's frame and panels out of...
  • Detroit auto show 2015: Convertibles poised to make a comeback January 12, 2015

    Detroit: Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That's the feeling among automakers as they roll out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items...
  • 2015 Detroit auto show: What to expect January 11, 2015

    Detroit: A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The US auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever. Multi-story exhibits have been under construction since October. There are giant video screens,...
  • Cars, two-wheelers to become costlier from January as government withdraws excise duty concessions December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Cars, SUVs and two-wheelers will become expensive from January 1 with the government deciding not to extend the reduced excise duty rates provided to the sector. "The government is not extending the excise duty concessions on the auto sector," a senior finance ministry official said. In order to boost the...
  • Auto in 2014: After a topsy-turvy year, automakers eye smoother 2015 ride December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Back on its road to recovery after a prolonged downhill journey for most part of 2014, the Indian auto industry is looking ahead for a smoother ride in the new year while building upon an estimated $5-billion investments announced in the year passing-by. Even as the year was drawing...
  • Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation; now translates your speech in real time December 16, 2014

    Washington: Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. "Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program," said Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall. "The preview program will kick off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English......
  • Gurgaon's pink autos for women a failure despite rising cases of sexual assault December 12, 2014

    Gurgaon: Unsafe public transport system is often cited as one of the reasons for women commuters being subject to sexual assault. The recent case of rape by a Uber taxi driver and the horrific December 16, 2012 gangrape of a paramedical student by six men in a moving bus in...
  • Retailer stops selling 'GTA V' following allegations that the game encourages players to murder women December 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Target Australia is removing Grand Theft Auto V from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling it. The decision is the latest in a long line of...