Author Archives: Loknath Das

Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW Motorrad showcases its products

At the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW Motorrad recently showcased some of its craziest motorcycle concepts. From electric scooters to all-out concepts, the luxury motorcycle manufacturer had a lot to offer. The Bavarian automaker showcased its flagship electric scooter, the C Evolution, which is equipped with three battery modules, with 12 lithium-ion battery cells in each module. The motor that ... Read More »

2019 JAWA FORTY TWO ROAD TEST REVIEW

I’m pretty sure when Classic Legends showcased the new generation Jawa and Jawa Forty Two last year they expected a crazy response but not the kind of crazy it has turned out to be. Unofficially I hear there’s over 40,000 bookings and the response has been so overwhelming, Jawa stopped online bookings months back! Classic Legends is now hard at ... Read More »

Mahindra introduces car subscription service

Mahindra has just introduced a new subscription-based service in partnership with Revv that will be available across select SUVs in its range. Prices for the subscription service start from Rs 19,720 per month, which is inclusive of insurance and routine maintenance charges, but may vary from model to model. The initiative aims to increase convenience and flexibility for Mahindra’s customers, in ... Read More »

Frankfurt Motor Show: Cars that show us how future looks like

One of the world’s most significant international exhibitions in the automobile industry, the Frankfurt Motor Show is an annual event held in Frankfurt, Germany, under the formal name of “Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA)”. For its latest iteration, the IAA has played host to almost all major automobile manufacturers around the world. Since everybody has jumped about the electric vehicle bandwagon, a ... Read More »

How flight ticket pricing could change in the future

Heading off on a business trip used to be simple. Book a ticket, pack your bag and be on your way. In the future? Not so much. Business travellers could have to navigate a variety of fare types and add-ons —in some cases inspired by low-cost airlines and their thirst for what the industry terms “ancillary revenue.” This is revenue ... Read More »

Hope talks with Taliban resume in future: Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Photo: IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he hopes the United States and the Taliban can resume talks in the future. Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News that talks are dead “for the time being” after one US soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. “I hope we ... Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 landing attempt will help India’s future missions: Former NASA astronaut

“India was trying to do something very, very difficult,” said former Nasa astronaut Jerry Linenger about the Chandrayaan-2 soft landing. The lessons learned from India’s “bold attempt” to soft land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface will help the country during its future missions, former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger said on Saturday. Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) plan to ... Read More »

In new car, Gill eyes top-5 finish

New Delhi: Gaurav Gill is eyeing a top-five finish at the Rally of Turkey that starts next week. Gill, the first Arjuna Award winner from motorsports, returns to the FIA World Rally Championships 2 circuit with a new car, a Ford Fiesta R5, developed by M-Sport. Despite not having had a chance to do any sort of timing in his ... Read More »

Embedded SIMs can usher in technologies of the future

New Delhi: When your Apple Watch takes a call without being connected to your iPhone, it uses a tiny SIM embedded inside it. This embedded SIM, or eSIM, in Apple’s case, works as an extension of the SIM you already have inside your iPhone, allowing the watch to stay connected to a cellular network and, hence, the internet—even without the phone. Unlike regular ... Read More »

Three new car launches in India next week

The month of September will begin with three new car launches in the country. One is for customers who are keen on buying ultra-luxury features, while the other two are for customers looking out to own a safe and feature-loaded premium hatchback or a sedan. Read below to learn more about them – Volvo XC90 Excellence Lounge Console Volvo XC90 is ... Read More »