Tata Motors crosses 40L production milestone
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 13:08:32
NEW DELHI: Auto major Tata Motors on Saturday said its passenger vehicle vertical has crossed 40 lakh cumulative production milestone, nearly three decades after it rolled out its first model in the segment – Tata Sierra SUV in 1991. The company, which over the years has produced models like the Indica, Sierra, Sumo, Safari and the Nano, had achieved the 10 lakh production mark for passenger vehicles in 2005-06 and 30 lakh milestone in 2015. “This is a very significant milestone for Tata Motors. Very few players in the industry have reached such a milestone. This has been a long journey since we rolled out Tata Sierra in 1991,” Tata Motors President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit (PVBU) Shailesh Chandra told . Over the years, the company always challenged the conventions and brought in many path breaking products, many times first in the market, like Sierra, Estate, Safari, Indica and the Nano, he added. With Sierra, the company took its first shot at the SUV segment in the country.
— Economic Times India
Renault to end van collaboration with Fiat ahead of Fiat-PSA merger
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 11:23:40
Clotilde Delbos, deputy chief executive at Renault, confirmed that the company was “putting an end to some contracts, including the one with Fiat.”
— Yahoo Finance UK
Fiat New 500 Specs And Pricing Revealed
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 00:35:18
The Fiat New 500 electric car will be the first A category car to offer Level 2 autonomy and V2G capability. It is definitely not your father’s Fiat.
BIG TECH IN TRANSPORTATION: Strategies legacy players can deploy to limit the threat to their market position
Friday, 23 October 2020, 08:04:00
Summary List Placement This is a preview of The Big Tech in Transportation research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. Big tech companies — specifically Google-parent Alphabet, Apple, and Amazon — have their eyes set on the transportation space, which is undergoing a rapid transformation. Across the globe, legacy transportation firms are contending with forces that are reducing the appeal of traditional gas-powered vehicles, including the rise of mobility companies like Uber and Lime, regulatory pushes for cleaner vehicles, and consumer demands for a more streamlined, digital in-car experience. These forces have made traditional transportation companies both more vulnerable to challengers and more willing to work with nontraditional players. Having already shown an ability to disrupt traditional industries by rapidly innovating, creating best-in-class user experiences, and earning the loyalty of consumers across the globe, big tech now appears poised to propel the transportation industry into a new era.
— Business Insider
A Waymo executive reveals how the company is keeping its self-driving taxis safe for riders during the COVID-19 pandemic (GOOGL)
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 14:37:00
Summary List Placement Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Waymo has taken a number of steps to promote rider safety, like requiring anyone who cleans its vehicles to wear a mask and submit to a temperature check, stocking vehicles with hand sanitizer, and flushing out old air between rides. Daniel Chu, Waymo ‘s chief product officer, told Business Insider during its IGNITION: Transportation event on Tuesday that he was particularly excited about the air-replacement feature. “Between rides, we actually exchange the air,” he said. While the coronavirus has forced Waymo, which was spun off from Google’s autonomous-vehicle program in 2016, to scale back its Arizona-based Waymo One robotaxi service for much of this year, the pandemic hasn’t changed the company’s long-term strategy, Chu said. “It’s only reinforced the benefits of self-driving technology,” he said. Waymo is developing the software and hardware necessary to build a computer “driver” for ride-sharing and delivery vehicles. Chu said focusing on a comprehensive automated-driving system has accelerated the pace at which Waymo can improve its technology. “It’s allowed us to quickly iterate on the product and understand that there are interdependencies amongst these elements,” he said.
— Business Insider
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