Author Archives: Loknath Das

New car safety norms in India: Timeline explained

The safety norms are not only aimed at protecting vehicle occupants but also the pedestrians. In line with this all the car models will conform to pedestrian safety norms from this October. Representative Image | Image credit: Bosch Indian carmakers, since a long time, have put safety on the back burner in a bid to reduce vehicle cost and garner ... Read More »

New car launches in January 2020: Hyundai Aura, Tata Altroz, Audi Q8 & more

The Indian automobile sector experienced torrid times in 2019 with sales of the major carmakers plunging month-after-month. Still, the year saw some very prominent new introductions like Hyundai Venue, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Renault Triber and Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. Switch to 2020 and the year seems to be beginning on the perfect note with several exciting launches set ... Read More »

The Little Michigan Auto Show That Filled A Major Void

Sharing a suburban Detroit exhibition hall with a bridal show and automotive swap meet, more than 200 cars and trucks, and a few motor cycles were on display this past weekend to fill an unfamiliar void. January has always been the month the giant North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)has been staged in downtown Detroit, where automakers unveil important new ... Read More »

Future gains prompt traders to hold cardamom stock

With cardamom arrivals continuing to remain  robust, there are reports of stock being held back in anticipation of future gains. Traders raised the suspicion that other than farmers, stockists, speculators, commodity brokers as well as a few traders are holding stock expecting better prices in the lean months of January, February and March. This is one reason for the heavy ... Read More »

Future Retail to raise up to $500 million through dollar bonds

Mumbai: Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail Ltd on Saturday said that its board has approved a fundraising plan to raise up to $500 million through dollar denominated bonds, the company said in a filing with stock exchanges. “Further to the decision taken in the Board meeting held on 12th October, 2019, the Board has reconsidered the various funding options for the acquisition of the ... Read More »

12 new Tata cars coming in the next 4 years

Tata Motors’ new Altroz isn’t merely its first premium hatchback, it also boasts another first – one that is even more significant in the grander scheme of things – it is the first car off Tata’s all-new ALFA platform. Designed and engineered to deliver global levels of flexibility and local levels of cost-competitiveness, the new platform started out life as ... Read More »

New car launches in India in January 2020

The year 2020 is set to kick-start on a high note with five big product launches in India in January. This includes two electric SUVs – Tata Nexon EV and MG ZS EV, along with Hyundai Aura, Tata Altroz and the premium SUV, the Audi Q8. Read below to learn more about the new car launches in January 2020. Tata Altroz Tata Motors will launch the Altroz premium hatchback in ... Read More »

Is It Okay To Buy A Used Car From A Rental Company?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about used rental cars, non-transferable warranties, and the best time of year to buy used. Is it risky to buy a car from a rental company like ... Read More »

Ericsson’s ConsumerLab report predicts a future ruled by AI and VA

The report represents the predictions of 34 million early technology adopters 60% virtual assistant (VA) users believe that devices that understand our moods will be mainstream in two years, as per the ConsumerLab trend report by Ericsson. The Swedish telecommunications company in the eighth edition of its annual report evaluated consumer thoughts and predictions on near-future technology including artificial intelligence ... Read More »

Challenged by China and Russia, US builds force for future space wars

WASHINGTON: The United States has met a mounting 21st century strategic challenge from Russia and China with the creation of a full-fledged US Space Force within the Department of Defense. Acting on an ambition by President Donald Trump that had met resistance at first, the White House signalled its determination to not cede superiority in a Star Wars-like future of killer satellites and satellite-killer weapons. Trump made the ... Read More »