Tag Archives: May

VW, Audi, Ducati, 3 others may skip Delhi Auto Expo 2018

The Auto Expo 2018 is scheduled to be held at Greater Noida in February. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: At least six automobile companies are likely to skip the biennial Auto Expo 2018, South Asia’s largest show, as they seek to cut costs amid weak sales. Ford India Pvt. Ltd, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd, Skoda India Pvt. Ltd, Audi India Pvt. ... Read More »

The Future Of The Parking Garage May Be Car-Free

Between ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing, walkability and automated vehicles, the future of the car has never been so uncertain. Designers are looking at the mausoleums we build for them and asking themselves what the parking garage can be used for next. Gensler’s Peter Merwin leads the firm’s national mixed-use practice and spends much of his time figuring out ... Read More »

Street Lights Of The Future Will Talk To Cars And That May Not Be A Good Thing

Cars won’t just be driving themselves one day—they’ll be communicating things like traffic conditions and the weather with everything else around them. Connected cars will be masses of sensors and outpouring radio signals, but if carmakers aren’t careful, this data sharing will open itself up to hacks and cyber threats detrimental to your personal safety. Traffic lights, street signs and ... Read More »

New car launches see a decline in sales in May

Maruti Suzuki launches new sedan “Dzire” in New Delhi, on May 16, 2017. Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS Key highlights: Passenger vehicle sales rise by 8.6% in May 2017 Dzire sees a 44% decline in sales in May Tata Hexa launched in January too a decline of 40.1% in sales The month of May saw passenger vehicle sales rise by 8.6% in ... Read More »

iPhone 8: Apple May Use New 3D Touch Module to Prevent Overheating by Wireless Charging

Many rumours indicate that Apple is looking to release three iPhone models this year, with one being an anniversary edition. It should be called either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, and it will come with big changes in terms of design and specifications. This year’s iPhone models are tipped to come with wireless charging, and the latest KGI analyst ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Battery May Be Smaller Than Expected

Two months away from launch, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is now being leaked almost every day. The latest bout of leaks gets more information on the battery capacity and the heavily rumoured Bixby assistant. According to The Investor, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will sport 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively. This refutes previous rumours that state ... Read More »

Smartphones With Diamond Screens May Be a Reality by the End of 2017

Your smartphone screen may feature a tempered glass cover but it doesn’t guarantee being shatter-proof. One of the worst nightmares of the modern age is to end up with a phone with a cracked display, but this might change by the end of 2017. A company that manufactures diamonds for use in electronic products claims that a commercial device with ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Tipped to Cost Above $1,000; May Be Named iPhone X

There’s been a lot of speculation about the iPhone 8 with specifications and design changes being at the forefront. However, a fresh report sheds some light on the iPhone 8 price bracket. Reportedly, the premium device marking Apple’s 10-year anniversary could well be priced north of $1,000 (roughly Rs. 67,100) – thanks to the introduction of OLED displays. Furthermore, the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Bixby Digital Assistant May Support 8 Languages at Launch

Samsung is gearing up to launch its 2017 flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S8 – on March 29, and leaks about the device have been overflowing. The latest one brings more information about the rumoured digital assistant Bixby, hinting that it will come with support for 8 languages. South Korean publication ETNews reports that Samsung Galaxy S8’s digital assistant Bixby ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Plus’ Popularity May Herald Continued Differentiation in Future Models: Report

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, many imagined the Plus variant to sell a lot less than the regular model. However, it now appears that the dual rear camera setup exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus contributed to more than just the bigger price tag. According to a recent market analyst report, the feature differentiation between ... Read More »