The tech charge!, Auto News, ET Auto

In the increasingly technology-intensive landscape of the automotive industry, new solutions are taking shape at a swift pace across the globe. The megatrends present India with an opportunity to be among the leading hubs of innovation and new-age technology development. Investments and efforts both have to be scaled up to tap the opportunities well. The Central Government’s allocation of INR 16, 361 crore for the Ministry of Science & Technology, in this year’s Union Budget, is a good contribution in that direction..

Indigenous Sodium-ion tech development

Sodium-ion technology, which has been in discussions for some time, seems to be gaining traction and heading towards commercialisation. Among the few players globally who are developing this technology is Pune based KPIT Technologies. It launched the technology a few days ago, after an 8-year development period. In the interview below, hear from Ravi Pandit, technopreneur and KPIT Technologies’ Co-founder & Chairman why he thinks the time for Sodium-ion technology batteries has arrived.

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Watch Here: Sodium-ion battery technology – a game changer?

Charged and connected

Electric vehicles, being significantly software controlled, also remain contemporary with constant upgrades. Cloud data connectivity sweetens a product proposition. Find out how this Indian EV maker wants to enhance the appeal of its products by enhancing battery power and capacity by up to 25%, on a platform designed for ‘seamless upgradability’.

Read More: iVOOMi upgrades battery tech, introduces cloud data connectivity to its vehicles

From test track, to roads

Apart from being the largest car market in the world, China wants to lead in mobility technology too. Some Chinese OEMs have been working on autonomous vehicle technology for years now. If approved by the authorities, this Alibaba Group- backed EV maker wants to be among the first to offer autonomous vehicles in the market. It’s ready with L3 autonomously driving cars.

Read More: China’s IM Motors seeks OK on L3 highly autonomous vehicles

500 km driving range, in 15 minutes!

Sounds quite impressive, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what Chinese major Geely (which also owns Volvo Cars) claims it can offer in an electric sedan under its brand, Zeekr. Not surprising to know that the model’s name is 007! It’ll also be the brand’s first model to be powered by LFP batteries. Find out the details in the story below.

Read More: 500 km range after 15 minutes of charging: This new tech may revolutionise EV sector

Will 2024 be a pivotal year for AI, ML tech?

We are witnessing a rise in the penetration of AI and ML in our daily lives. And, year 2024 may see a new wave of ‘transformative shifts’ which possibly may ‘redefine human relationship with technology. In this latest installment in the series of articles by industry professionals, Krishna Rangasayee, CEO and Founder of, an ML technology provider, writes on how AI and ML trends could transform 2024.

Read More: Embracing the Edge: AI and ML trends set to transform 2024

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  • Published On Dec 20, 2023 at 04:54 PM IST

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