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Empty trains, clogged roads: Americans get behind the wheel to avoid transit

Empty trains, clogged roads: Americans get behind the wheel to avoid transit

Several opinion polls show Americans plan to avoid trains and buses as stay-at-home orders ease, with some city dwellers buying a car for the first time. A potential boon to coronavirus-battered automakers, the shift poses a challenge to city planners end environmental goals.

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Ford shuts two U.S. assembly plants due to COVID-19 infections

Ford shuts two U.S. assembly plants due to COVID-19 infections

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co on Wednesday closed two U.S. assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked early havoc with the No. 2 U.S. automaker’s plan to restart North American production and begin making its most profitable vehicles again.

Ford closed its Dearborn, Michigan, plant due to a positive COVID-19 test by one worker, while its Chicago assembly plant was closed due to a parts shortage, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said.

Ford declined to say which supplier had the issue, but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters that Lear Corp had closed a plant in Hammond, Indiana. Lear later confirmed in an email that it had closed the plant due to a positive test.

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WAF Gurus Live 8 : Changing Consumer Behaviour in the Covid Era

WAF Gurus Live 8 : Changing Consumer Behaviour in the Covid Era

Top 10 Questions around Changing Consumer Behaviour

 

1. Social Distancing, Masks & Sanitiser Always “On” , 60+ days of Lockdown, Low or No Income : How can Consumers be the Same Again ?

 

2. Would Personal Transport be preferred over Public Transport?

 

3. How would the Pie chart pan out between : First Timers Vs Re-Purchasers Vs Replacement

 

4. Is getting a new set of wheels a priority ? Whats the Consumer Mode : Spending Mode / Savings Mode / Panic Mode / Back to Normal Soon

 

5. The Shift in Buying Process : Is it a Delta or a Sea Change that we expect ?

 

6. We see Mass Adoption of Digital. Would Showrooms be redundant ? Who shall Digitise Most & First : PV , CV, 2W, Luxury PV & 2W ?

7. SOPs of Workshops, Showroom being re-written with Health & Hygiene at the centre. Impact on Consumer Behaviour?

 

8. New Vehicle Features Post Covid : How are the R&D and Engineering Folks processing it ?

9. The Shifts and Deltas in Demographics?

 

10. And Finally what does this Shift mean for the Industry in terms of :

    • Product / Features

    • Marketing Campaigns – Media Vehicles & Messaging

    • Go to Market Strategy

    • Pre -Sales, Sales & After Sales Experiences

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Rajiv Gupta – VP – Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India

 S S Gill – Sr VP – IB , Brand & Corp Comm, Volvo Eicher CV

Santosh Iyer – Head Sales & Marketing – Mercedes-Benz India

Abbey Thomas -Head – Marketing , Volkswagen India

Tanuj Pugalia -CMD, Gallops Group

Jitender Dabas – COO & CSO, McCann Worldgroup India

Atul Arora – Partner, Wiserfeed Consulting

Anuj Guglani – CEO, World Auto Forum

 

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INDIA AUTO NEWS

Coronavirus Lockdown: Government’s ₹ 20 Lakh Crore Package Likely To Bring Relief To Component Manufacturers carandbike

Coronavirus: Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Employees Give Over ₹ 1.2 Crore To Fund Ventilators And PPE Kits carandbike

Mahindra introduces ‘Contactless Service Experience’ Autocar

Tata Motors Announces A Calibrated Restart Of Plants, Dealerships carandbike

Opinion | How automakers can steer themselves out of this crisis Livemint

Coronavirus Lockdown: Automakers Extend Support To Component Suppliers In Resuming Operations carandbike

Audi A6, A8 L, Q8 online bookings commence Autocar

Demand For Cars Under ₹ 7 Lakh To Go Up Post-Lockdown: carandbike Survey carandbike

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles announces new appointments Livemint

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-class leaked ahead of world premiere Autocar

Coronavirus Pandemic: Transparent Partition To Maintain Social Distancing Installed In Cabs To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19 carandbike



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U.S. auto industry workers return to jobs amid concerns of second virus wave

U.S. auto industry workers return to jobs amid concerns of second virus wave

DETROIT (Reuters) – Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday, paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict lockdowns are eased across the country.

With millions of Americans out of work and much of the economy at a virtual standstill, a growing number of states are relaxing tough restrictions on commerce and social life put in place to slow the outbreak.

Some auto suppliers in Michigan, a Midwest industrial powerhouse hard hit by the pandemic and its economic fallout, reopened plants on Monday with skeleton crews to get ready for a resumption of vehicle production next week.

Skilled-trades workers and salaried employees also began returning to auto assembly plants to prepare for the wider restart.

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INDIA AUTO NEWS

Pandemic could be a blessing in disguise for Indian industry: Pankaj Munjal LiveMint

India’s automakers seek tax cut to boost demand after coronavirus hit Reuters

New car smell that buyers savor most will be alcohol-based disinfectant LiveMint

Hyundai India Collaborates With Air Liquide To Increase Ventilator Production NDTV

TVS Motor Company Acquires Norton Motorcycles NDTV

World’s Fastest Production Cars MotorUncle 

Michelin, Enviro Working On New Recycling Technique To Transform Old Tyres Into Raw Materials NDTV

Government extends third party auto insurance renewal deadline to May 15 Autocar

Carmakers to bank on digital sales post COVID-19 lockdown Autocar

Rajiv Bajaj Appeals For A Middle Path Out Of Lockdown NDTV



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WAF Gurus Live! 5 : How to resume EV Revolution Post Lockdown

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WAF Gurus Live! 3 : Important Sutras on Readiness of Workshops Post Lockdown

CHINA AUTO NEWS

Tesla opens its virtual store on Alibaba Group’s Tmall retail website Shine

Changan expected to gain profit in Q1 from the year-ago net loss Gasgoo

Geely-backed affordable NEV brand Maple starts presale of first model Maple 30x Gasgoo

Jiangsu issues guidelines to revive automobile sales Gasgoo

Nissan restructuring may assume cut of 1 million cars to annual sales target: sources Reuters

Nikkei scales 6-week high on hopes for virus treatment, U.S. plan to reopen Reuters

US AUTO NEWS

Donald Trump warns of consequences if China is ‘knowingly responsible’ for coronavirus LiveMint

GM dispatches first batch of ventilators for COVID-19 patients Reuters

Coronavirus May Finally Bring Online Car Shopping into Mainstream Car&Driver

Volkswagen offers cars for relief efforts in U.S. virus-hit regions Reuters

Coronavirus Lockdown Is Convincing Consumers That EVs Are The Future InsideEVS

 

Elon Musk Says Tesla Robotaxis Will Be Ready This Year Automobile

The Ford Mustang Turns 56; Is The Worlds Best Selling Sports Car NDTV

Toyota-backed Pony.ai to offer autonomous delivery service in California Reuters

EU AUTO NEWS

Germany eases out of coronavirus lockdown with partial opening of shops, schools Reuters

Switzerland’s Richest Man Takes Stake in Ailing Aston Martin Bloomberg

Italy’s firms shake lockdown using shortcut in coronavirus law Reuters

Portugal’s car parts makers resume production as coronavirus spread slows Reuters

Individual ashtrays, hourly disinfection: French carmakers eye production restart Reuters 

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INDIA AUTO NEWS

 

Ola, Uber Launch Medical Emergency Services On Lockdown Day 14 INC42

How India’s automakers have joined the fight against Coronavirus Autocar

NHAI Made 3,979 Kms Of National Highways Last Year, A Record NDTV

Promoters raise stakes in auto firms as equities crash LiveMint

10 safest cars in India as rated by Global NCAP Autocar

Bollywood Actors & Their Lavishly Expensive Cars NDTV 

Launch of Citroen’s made-in-India models on track Autocar

Auto sector needs govt help to sail through covid-19 crisis: Apollo Tyres MD Livemint

Acko General Insurance offers one month free auto insurance NDTV

 

 


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CHINA AUTO NEWS

 

Geely Auto not to cut job, salaries amid anti-coronavirus fightGasgoo

Toyota, BYD announce founding of EV R&D JV Gasgoo

China’s GAC says Toyota and Honda ventures plan to sell 1 mln cars a year by 2025 Reuters

SAIC-GM-Wuling delivers over 130,000 vehicles in March despite viral spread Gasgoo

 

 



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US AUTO NEWS

 

General Motors, Honda to jointly develop two new electric vehicles Reuters

Auto insurers including Allstate, Geico to give back millions as coronavirus keeps drivers off roads USA Today

When reinventing a classic car name works—and why it fails Fortune

Honda, Fiat Chrysler aim to restart U.S., Canada auto production in May Reuters

Uber Connects Out-Of-Work U.S. Ride-Hail drivers To Delivery, Production Jobs Reuters

FCA rolls out zero percent financing, no payments for 90 days CarandDriver

Custom auto shops across the US are banding together to make 20,000 face shields for health care workers CNN

 

 

EU AUTO NEWS

 

Hit by coronavirus, Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot seek to boost cash before merger Reuters

After VW And Audi, Mercedes Updates Logo To Promote Social Distancing Motor1.com

Merkel and German auto industry seek ways to restart factories Autonews EU

VW Says The Combustion Engine Is Far From Dead Motor1.com

Ford Production Restart In Europe Delayed Until At Least May 4 Motor1.com

 

 

 

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INDIA AUTO NEWS

Why it’s Grossly Unfair not to extend BS6 deadline to 31 May 2020 WAF

Much Awaited Fully Loaded Volkswagen T-Roc launched at Rs 19.99 lakh WAF

How To Keep Your Car Clean And Coronavirus-Free NDTV 

Bajaj Auto board approves reappointment of Rajiv Bajaj as MD, CEO Livemint

Domestic Demand For Petrol, Diesel Dips 10% Due To Coronavirus Outbreak NDTV 

Hero MotoCorp Announces Task Force To Combat Coronavirus NDTV

Shah Rukh Khan becomes the first owner of 2020 Hyundai Creta in India HT



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CHINA & ASIA AUTO NEWS

GM names new chief executive for China and strengthens global team Shine

Car plants greenlighted to resume work in Wuhan Shine

Suzuki Motor Corporation celebrates Centenary in 2020 Autocar

BYD announces foundation of five auto parts subsidiaries Gasgoo

SAIC’s RMB500 million worth of fuel cell project launched in Jiading Gasgoo

 

China PV retail sales forecasted to show smaller drop in March Gasgoo



US AUTO NEWS

Once automaker to the world, GM is now almost entirely dependent on just two markets Motor Trend

J.D. Power: Coronavirus could drop vehicle sales by 3M, but industry can recover USA Today 

New Ford Bronco reveal likely postponed due to coronavirus Road Show

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Offers To Make Ventilators Amid Shortage In Coronavirus Battle Reuters

Tesla plant can’t run normally in coronavirus shutdown: California county Reuters

Uber, Lyft suspend pooled rides in U.S., Canada to limit spread of coronavirus Reuters

EU AUTO NEWS

Tires Cause 1,000 Times More Pollution Than Exhaust Fumes, Study Claims The Drive

Carmakers suspend European production over coronavirus Reuters

France vows to support PSA, Renault in coronavirus crisis Reuters

BMW Confirms Electric 7-Series Is Coming Soon Car and Driver

BMW CEO says sees no need for BMW to participate in large-scale M&A Reuters

Lexus Unveils The World’s First Tattooed Car NDTV

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UK to place all incoming travellers under 14-day quarantine: The Times

UK to place all incoming travellers under 14-day quarantine: The Times

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Sunday that all travellers coming to the United Kingdom will be quarantined for a fortnight, The Times reported

“Passengers arriving at airports and ports including Britons returning from abroad, will have to self-isolate for 14 days,” the newspaper said, adding that travellers will have to provide the address sat which they will self-isolate on arrival.

Travellers from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man will be exempt, as will lorry drivers bringing crucial supplies, the report added.

The authorities will carry out spot checks and those found to be breaking the rules are to face fines of up to 1,000 pounds or even deportation, the report added.

According to The Times, travellers will have to fill in a digital form with details of where they plan to self-isolate themselves for the duration of the quarantine.

The measures will help reduce the “transmission of the virus as we move into the next phase of our response,” the report said, citing a government source

The measures are expected to come into force in early June.

Johnson will announce a very limited easing of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown next week, adopting a cautious approach to try to ensure there is no second peak of infections.

Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

How Deere, Caterpillar kept plants running during the coronavirus outbreak

How Deere, Caterpillar kept plants running during the coronavirus outbreak

CHICAGO (Reuters) – While Detroit automakers’ unionized auto factories have been idled by the coronavirus pandemic, farm and construction equipment makers Deere (DE.N) and Caterpillar (CAT.N) have won the support of the United Auto Workers and other unions to run their facilities during the pandemic.

As U.S. states begin to lift lockdown orders and companies gear up to restart production, the policies put in place by the two heavy equipment makers offer a template for returning workers to idled factories in other sectors.

Giving employees sick time without penalty, temperature screenings, staggered shifts and hiring a hygiene-auditing firm are some of the measures the two companies have taken to reassure employees to stay on production lines when many union and non-union workers balk at reporting for jobs that could expose them to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Japan tightens rules on foreign stakes in 518 firms, citing national security

Japan tightens rules on foreign stakes in 518 firms, citing national security

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan announced on Friday a list of its firms subject to tighter foreign ownership rules, including majors such as Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Sony Corp (6758.T), as the United States and Europe step up scrutiny of industries key to national security.

Japan identified 518 of its roughly 3,800 listed firms as having operations core to national security, making them targets for stringent regulations, a list released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) showed.

The tighter rules covering foreign investment in a dozen sectors crucial to national security, such as oil, railways, utilities, arms, space, nuclear power, aviation, telecoms and cyber security, take effect from Friday.

Foreign investors buying a stake of 1% or more in Japanese firms in the 12 areas now face pre-screening in principle, compared with the previous threshold of 10%.

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Nissan to extend production halt for most U.S. plants

Nissan to extend production halt for most U.S. plants

(Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co said Thursday it is extending a production halt for most U.S. manufacturing plants in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nissan, which began gradually resuming production operations at its Infiniti powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee last week, said it would assess current market demand and supplier readiness before setting a restart date for the remaining plants. Many automakers hope to resume U.S. production starting May 18 after halting operations in late March.

Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul

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Mental Health Special : “Minding our Mind During the COVID Era “

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World Auto Forum Creates History!

World Auto Forum Creates History!

World Auto Forum creates history. Organizes World’s first Day Long Connected Vehicles Certification Online Program & VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

  • Virtual exhibition at 4th WAFit! 2020 amazes one and all and Yes, It’s Still “ON”!

  • Life like 5D Exhibition Hall, Booth Spaces, interactivity and Life like experience with visitors chatter add great depth and dimension to the virtual event

  • WAFit 2020, the day long online program creates new benchmarks in way online programs are perceived and executed

New Delhi | 28th April 2020 | https://worldautoforum.com | Virtual Exhibition :  https://bit.ly/WAFVirtualExhibiton

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Amplus Solar is Annual Partner at World Auto Forum and a leader in Solar Projects 

Amplus Solar is Asia’s leading distributed energy company providing low carbon energy solutions to industrial and commercial customers. Amplus provides clean energy to its clients by setting up both on-site solar projects (rooftop and ground-mounted) and off-site solar farms. Today, Amplus owns and manages a portfolio of 650+ MWp of operational and under construction distributed solar assets across India with its projects spread over more than 275 locations. 

Amplus is a member of PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad) GroupMalaysia and is headquartered in Gurugram, India with regional offices in Bangalore, Bangkok, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and Pune.

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WAF Gurus Live 5 : How to resume EV Revolution Post Lockdown
WAF Gurus Live! Episode 3 : Important Sutras on Readiness of Workshops POST LOCKDOWN
WAF Gurus Live -2 – How to Manage Teams, Clients, Suppliers during and after Lockdown? 📺

WAF Gurus Live -2 – How to Manage Teams, Clients, Suppliers during and after Lockdown? 📺

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Please join us for this Interesting Video Discussion of the Top Gurus of Automotive and Mobility

 

5 PM – 6 PM, Thurs, April 2 , 2020

A Few Pointers :

 

1. It seems straight from a Hollywood Movie! But its true! Something beyond our wildest Imaginations

 2. Our Teams : DURING LOCKDOWN : Our Communication , How to engage , Benefits , Getting the work done

After Lockdown : How to re engage ,

 

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WAF Gurus Live : How to Manage During & After the Lockdown at the Automotive Industry.

WAF Gurus Live : How to Manage During & After the Lockdown at the Automotive Industry.

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Together to March Forward! 

 

 

Join us for this Interesting Video Webinar 

Speakers :

Nikunj Sanghi – Past President and Current Director – F A D A , Chairman – ASDC, MD – J.S. Fourwheel Motors

Hardeep S Brar – Director – Mktg & Sales, Great Wall Motors 

Ashish Gupta – Head of Sales – Volkswagen India 

Tanuj Pugalia – CMD – Gallops Motors – A Pugalia Group Venture

Vinkesh Gulati – VP – F A D A, Director – United Automobiles 

Harsh Vashist – MD- Satyam Group of Cos & Sparsh Autotech

Vikrantt Mohan – President – All India Automobile Workshops Association 

Anuj Guglani – CEO, WAF

 A Few Pointers : 

1. The SC Order on BS4 Extension and the confusion around it ( We can discuss it without getting sued for contempt :).   )

2.  When was the last time we were in a lockdown like this ? Any Learnings though the world would have been very different then..

3.  Consumer Sentiment & Industry Sentiment  : How to rebuild ?

4. How to Rebuild with Govt & Industry Partnerships ?

5.  How to Kickstart Economy / Industry  Revival when things get Normal. How would we define and Qualify ‘The New Normal’ ?

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IIT Delhi researchers develop test affordable test kits for COVID-19

IIT Delhi researchers develop test affordable test kits for COVID-19

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New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology here have developed a method to detect COVID-19 which can significantly reduce the test cost making it affordable for large sections. The National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune is in the process of validating this test on clinical samples. The “probe-free detection assay” developed by the researchers at the prestigious institute’s Kusuma School of Biological Sciences has been optimised and tested for sensitivity at the research laboratories of the Institute.

According to the team, considering the scale of the ongoing pandemic, development of indigenous kits is the need of the hour. The central government on Saturday recommended that the maximum charge for each COVID-19 test by private laboratories should not exceed Rs 4,500. All private laboratories which have NABL accreditation for real-time PCR SA for RNA virus will be allowed to conduct COVID-19 tests, according to the guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for COVID-19 testing in private laboratories, which were notified by the Health Ministry on Saturday night.

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WAF Certified Connected Vehicle Professional Online Program

WAF Certified Connected Vehicle Professional Online Program

11 AM to 5 PM, Sat 25 April, 2020  

5 Top Reasons Why You Should Register ?

 

1. E-Meet with The Gods of Connected Vehicles & Understand Finer Nuances of the Subject. 

2. Downloadable Certificate : WAF Certified Connected Vehicle Professional after successful Completion 

3. Get Special 15% discount code over all Prevalent Discounts for All WAF Summits in 2020 through the Year

4. All Day Running Innovations Contest & Virtual Exhibition 

5. Attendee Investment Under Rs 1K  Price Increases Each Week 
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Why it’s Grossly Unfair Not to Move BS6 Deadline to 31 May 2020

Why it’s Grossly Unfair Not to Move BS6 Deadline to 31 May 2020

by Anuj Guglani, CEO WAF 

 

Stop Selling BS4 Vehicles on 31 March 2020 even if its Janta Curfew ?

2 Months Extension can save from an ‘Economical Collapse’

There won’t be any extra BS4 vehicles sold, just the vehicles which didn’t move in Feb and March due to Covid19

 

Indian Automotive Industry has seen one of the biggest slowdowns in last 20 years which has been “On” for last 2 years. As most industry pundits comment, it is a ‘Secular Slowdown’. No Vehicle type or Industry fragment has been spared. It is across Dealers, Makers and Suppliers.

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Much Awaited Fully Loaded Volkswagen T-Roc launched at Rs 19.99 lakh

Much Awaited Fully Loaded Volkswagen T-Roc launched at Rs 19.99 lakh

by World Auto Forum Editorial Team 

The Much Awaited Volkswagen T-Roc has been launched Online in India. The SUV Enthusiasts and Car Aficionados had been waiting for this product for a while now!

Indian Theatre Actress Radhika Apte had joined Steffen Knapp Director VW Passenger Cars for the Innovative Online launch today at 11.30 AM

T-Roc was showcased by the company at the recent Auto Expo 2020. It had won great reviews by visitors and people on social media last month.

T-Roc is the second SUV launched by the Company this year. It is a CBU and is being imported under the 2500 Units Relaxation Rule of the new Central Motor Vehicles (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2018, just like its sibling the Tiguan Allspace.

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Top Auto News From India, China, US, EU | The Auto World This Week

 

World Auto Forum connects the Auto Industry in 125+ Countries. WAF gets you the important auto stories of the week from India and round the world!

INDIA AUTO NEWS

Simple Home Remedies to keep Covid19 Away by Dr Neelu Guglani WAF

New Vehicle Registration Increased By 2% In February 2020: FADA NDTV

SBI cuts lending rate, home, auto loan EMIs to fall Livemint

Covid-19: Auto firms move launches online, offer test drive of cars from homes Livemint

New Creta vs Seltos: How Hyundai aims to one-up Kia Autocar

White is most popular car colour for 9th consecutive year Autocar

Volkswagen T-Roc To Get A Digital Launch Amidst Coronavirus Scare NDTV

BS6 norms special: The engines BS6 killed Autocar

Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Deliveries Begin NDTV

Over 400 Women Participate In JK Tyre Rally To The Valley NDTV

Yamaha Opens Second Blue Square Premium Dealership In Chennai NDTV



Shashank Srivastava ED at Maruti Suzuki in conversation with Anuj Guglani CEO WAF

Partner Engagement Video : How to Power Automotive Factories, Warehouses & Dealerships by Solar, Go Green & Save Money!

WAF Valedictory Ceremony. We thank our Partners & Teams. We are nothing without THEM!

CHINA AUTO NEWS

China automakers seek government relief after February sales dive 79% on coronavirus Reuters

Automaker BYD works as the world’s biggest mask producer with 5 million units of daily capacity Gasgoo

Changan Automobile achieves mass production of Level 3 autonomous driving tec Gasgoo

Groundbreaking begins on China’s first open testing base for Level 4 autonomous cars Gasgoo



US AUTO NEWS

Why Coronavirus Is Affecting Car Production by Bob Lutz Road & Track

Tesla produces one millionth car Autocar

New York auto show postponed to August 2020 Autocar

Is GM’s New EV Battery a Tesla Killer? Popular Mechanics

Honda Axes Unloved Clarity Electric, Its Only U.S. EV MotorTrend

Ford takes aim at Jeep with new Bronco SUVs Reuters 

Top 10 US States For Tesla Cybertruck Reservations InsideEVs

Hyundai recalls 207,000 Sonatas for fuel leak RoadShow

EU AUTO NEWS

VW plans to tap electric car batteries to compete with power firms Reuters

FCA expands remote working, restricts visitors Auto News

CNH Industrial suspends four plants in Italy to fight virus Reuters

Audi Taking Over All Volkswagen Group Research and Development Work Motor Trend

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Top Auto News From India & the World | The Auto World This Week

World Auto Forum connects the Auto Industry in 125+ Countries. WAF gets you the important auto stories of the week from India and round the world!

INDIA AUTO NEWS

5 Precautions to stop the spread of Coronaviruses. An Infocomic gone Viral Medium

WAF CHRO Roundtable brings together Top CHROs and HR Experts to set the HR Action Plan 2020  WAF

India Plans To Airlift Components From China Amidst Coronavirus Crisis: Report  NDTV

Orix India Turns 25! Throws a Big Bang Silver Jubilee Bash WAF 

Volkswagen Polo & Vento BS6 1.0 Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 5.82 Lakh NDTV

Mahindra-powered Ford EcoSport to launch in early 2021 Autocar

Hyundai Customer Education Series in Videos MotorUncle

Eicher Launches EUTECH6, Unveils entire BS 6 range across 4.9T–55T Auto Tech Review

Anand Mahindra Applauds Pune Teacher For Getting Bikers Off Footpaths NDTV

Kia Seltos, Carnival cumulative sales cross 75,000 units in 7 months Autocar

Map My India Introduces Move Connected Car App NDTV



WAF CHRO ROUNDTABLE: Compliances, Tech, Processes – A Day in the Life of a CHRO. Sharing of Best Practices

INDUCTION CEREMONY to TOP CHRO CLUB & TOP HR EXPERTS CLUB at World Auto Forum

MOU Signing Ceremony NHEV Program, Ease of Doing Business and World Auto Forum

ASIA & CHINA AUTO NEWS

Toyota recalls 3.2 million vehicles worldwide over fuel pump problem Reuters

SAIC-GM-Wuling builds China’s first logistics route for autonomous vehicles Gasgoo

China’s Car Dealerships Empty Out Over Coronavirus MSN Autos

Guangzhou grants NEV buyers subsidy of RMB10,000 per car Gasgoo



NORTH AMERICA AUTO NEWS

Ford Is Now Paying for Its Lack of Urgency MSN Autos 

GM to add 1,200 jobs at Michigan plants to meet SUV demand MSN Autos

Former UAW President Gary Jones charged in U.S. corruption probe Reuters

GM takes aim at Tesla with ‘Ultium’ batteries and fleet of electric vehicles Reuters

Ex-Uber self-driving head declares bankruptcy after $179 million loss to Google Reuters

Why Is Tesla Forcing Software Updates If No Safety Issue Is Involved? MSN Autos

EU AUTO NEWS

BMW Gets New Logo, and the Difference Is Clear MSN Autos

Rolls-Royce launches Whispers, a private social network and shopping experience for owners  MSN Autos 

PSA’s upscale DS brand says it has secure future within merged group Reuters

BMW Lives streams World Premiere of the BMW Concept i4 as Geneva Motor Show Cancelled BMW Group

Porsche: no electric 911 until at least 2030  MSN Autos

Volkswagen reaches Dieselgate settlement in Germany Autocar

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Simple Home Remedies to keep Covid19 Away

Simple Home Remedies to keep Covid19 Away

by Dr Neelu Guglani 

Ok…So The Virus is here…we are getting to know it better everyday…still lot to be learnt about it…

Right now everyone agrees we have to protect ourselves….

Everyone knows about basic hand hygiene/respiratory etiquettes/social distancing….

Though I m no expert in Yoga/ Ayurveda/Homeo still I like to read about herbs and Nutrition..And India has a treasure of herbs and spices available in our kitchen

So have made few points for Prevention

(No evidence in favour of protection against COVID 19 but i personally feel these will help)

1. Saline Gargles in the morning/ when u come home and at Bed time….generally protects u against many viruses…is simple to do

2.Neti..with lukewarm salt water….salt kills……will keep ur nose…upper Respiratory Tract and sinuses clean….

3.Kunjal….once a week….will keep ur GI system clean and also strengthens ur Respiratory system…avoid if u have High BP/ Cardiac problem/Stomach Ulcers/Piles/History of stroke or any issue related to ur Brain

4.Drink Water….better if lukewarm…helps u loose weight too😄

5.Honey lemon water first thing in morning

6.Ginger….Have lukewarm Ginger water atleast twice a day

7.Turmeric….increase in ur diet…Raw turmeric in ur salad..in ur Vegetable Juice…Turmeric Tea

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Orix India Turns 25 Years Young. Throws a Big Bang Silver Jubilee Bash

Orix India Turns 25 Years Young. Throws a Big Bang Silver Jubilee Bash

By WAF Editorial Team 

Orix is the Global leader in Vehicle Leasing and Infrastructure related services. They complete 25 glorious years at India. Orix operates at India through two companies, both being 100% subsidiaries of Orix Corporation Japan.

Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Orix India 

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WAF CHRO roundtable brings together Top CHROs and HR Experts to set the HR Action Plan 2020

WAF CHRO roundtable brings together Top CHROs and HR Experts to set the HR Action Plan 2020

WAF CHRO roundtable organized by World Auto Forum on Friday, 28 th February 2020 brought together top CHROs, HR experts and CXOs. It brought into focus, the core issues related to HR, people management, compliances and lots more.

During the two roundtables planned for the day, insights were shared on the expectations of the millennials, the new dynamics of corporate HR, the need to focus on compliances and
labour reforms.

Anuj Guglani, CEO, World Auto Forum, speaking on the aims of the program explained, “the whole of last year was a real challenge for the Auto sector. With shrinking bottom-lines, massive retrenchments became a sad reality. With that came a host of HR related challenges and union problems. People management came into sharp focus.

We at World Auto Forum felt the need for a dialogue on HR best practices, especially during such
turbulent times. We plan to use the insights gathered here to create Automotive HR Action plan 2020.”

Two roundtables were organized during the day.

Roundtable 1 : Managing Our Most Important Asset – “Our People” during challenging times 

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WAF at Auto Expo 2020

Harsh Vardhan, Director, EeVe India shares how one visit to Spain made him swing to EVs #autoexpo2020

 

Jeetender Sharma, Founder & MD, Okinawa Scooters talks about his Patents, BMS, Better Batteries, No Compromise on Safety #autoexpo2020

 

Why cant all Automotive factories and warehouses be powered by Solar? Meet Anil Bhat SVP Amplus Solar talk about it ! #autoexpo2020

Meet the Cartist Man of India Himanshu Jangid, Founder & MD, Cartist as talks about Sustainability with Art at Automotive #autoexpo2020

Hardeep S Brar Director Mktg & Sales, Great Wall Motors shares the Co’s Great Plans for India #autoexpo2020