Disruptions in Automotive / Two Wheeler Industry
Self-Driving Cars – Google unveiled the self-driving car creating an opportunity to look forward at the changes disrupting the industry and how we get around
Focus of innovation in automobile electronics is shifting from hardware to software. In-dash GPS system with audio- information provided through the speakers and headset cables
Electric two-wheeler - Mahindra GenZe
Features: Touchscreen display, which shows your speed, range and charge level, plus energy consumption and Co2 reduction.
Air bags in two-wheelers: Air bags for two wheeler users are specially being developed. These air bags will be fitted inside jackets that needs to be worn by riders. In an event such as a crash or a collision, these air bags inflate from within the jacket and prevent any serious injury happening to a bike rider.
Cruise control: Adaptive cruise control is an active safety system, widely used in Foreign countries. The camera in the vehicle is used for lane assist and obstacle detection and RADAR mainly detects the vehicle in front.
Liquid Cooled Engines: As engine generates mechanical power and waste heat energy at the same time, they need cooling to prevent them from over heating and break down Liquid cooled engines use a mixture of water and other chemicals like anti freeze and rust inhibitors. , air cooled engines use air but no water or other chemicals to cool themselves. A motorbike with liquid cooled engines is smoother and more resistant to breakdown than air-cooled. A liquid cooled engine produces more power/torque than an air-cooled one. Air-cooled engines are nosier and somewhat harsh than liquid cooled engines.
250CC Bikes in India: Acc to Emerging Markets Automotive Advisors (EMMAAA), an automotive research & advisory firm ‘Bikes are getting aspirational in nature and larger engine displacement motorcycles are a wonderful mode of self expression. For long, enthusiast bikers have been...
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