Category: Automotive

Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Market Entering a Transformative Era

Tire manufacturing technology has progressed in parallel with growing requirements of automobile manufacturers and ever-growing customer expectations to accommodate new applications, safety, health, and environmental issues. Evolution of new tire construction technologies, emergence of novel materials like nano composites, plasma surface modified carbon black, and new computer simulation techniques have led to the development of

Modern Technologies for Bus Operations in Autonomous World

Vehicular emissions have become a grave concern for political leaders around the globe to tackle climate change issues. Road transport accounts for 15% of the global carbon emissions, whereas aviation and shipping contribute only 11.6% and 10.6%, respectively. Cities worldwide are facing enormous problems of transport sustainability with increasing population. Consequently, shared mobility is considered

Flex Fuels: Sustainable Alternative to Gasoline

The ever-increasing number of vehicles on roads harms the environment and puts strain on the limited sources of conventional fuels like oil and petroleum. Vehicular pollution is a significant contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide that reduce the air quality and lead to global warming. Whereas conventional

Trends That Will Shape Automotive Industry in 2022

From facing a major supply crunch to slumping car sales, fluctuating oil prices to a sudden spike in delivery demand, semiconductor shortages to low inventories, the automotive industry faced some major challenges in 2020 and 2021, mainly due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these disruptions have also accelerated developments in the automotive

Drones Installation to Become Mandatory for Fire Fighting in High Rise Buildings

Rapid population growth and the emergence of megacities have led to increased building density and the proliferation of high-rise buildings in cities globally. Ensuring the safety of human and other assets has become difficult in such “vertical” cities, especially during natural/man-made disasters. As per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics, house fires resulted in 2,650 deaths and USD6.9 billion worth

3D Printing Aiding the Electric Vehicles Industry

Modern mobility solutions are redefining the auto industry and making rapid innovation essential to create unique experiences that customers are demanding. The ever-growing emphasis on reducing emissions and ban on new gas-powered cars entering the marketplace are pushing OEMs to rapidly adopt innovative technologies for more affordable EV-centric portfolios. As per Edison Electric Institute’s recent predictions, EV

US Electric Vehicle Penetration to Cross 9% by 2025

Fluctuating oil prices and growing environmental concerns are pushing consumers toward alternatives to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. According to the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Data Explorer, nearly 1.8 million EVs were registered in the US in 2020, representing 11.5% of the global EV sales. The annual electric vehicle sales in the US

Charging Solutions for Electric Mobility

With growing environmental awareness and rising fuel prices, electric vehicles are getting more and more popular. Making a transition from conventional cars to electric cars can be straightforward as all the controls remain in the same place, but the only thing that creates a significant distinction is the fuelling connector. Electric vehicles require electricity to propel themselves,

Mercedes Benz Leading Customer Satisfaction in European Bus Market

In 2021, the user penetration in European buses is approximately 10.2% and is expected to reach 10.4% by 2025. In an aided-brand recall, Mercedes-Benz proved to be the most popular bus brand in Europe. The premium bus brand also accounted for the highest brand satisfaction among other brands, with a satisfaction level of 7.23 on a scale of 1-10. Low-accidental rates, exemplary safety