How to choose a safe car in India?

How to choose a safe car in India?

Feb 24, 2015

With bestselling entry-level cars in India failing global NCAP’s crash tests, the Indian government is ensuring that compliance with basic safety regulations that are at par with international norms will be mandatory in the next couple of years.   As one of the fastest growing car markets in the world, India has to shed its dubious distinction of being the...

Maharashtra government to introduce road safety lessons in to school syllabus

Maharashtra government to introduce road safety lessons in to school syllabus

Feb 18, 2015

Due to a substantial increase of road accidents in the country, the Maharashtra government are undergoing plans to introduce road safety lessons into the state board curriculum. This has prompted the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to include them in the national school curriculum, commencing the next academic year.   On January 8 of this year,...

Car manufacturers: profits before customers’ safety?

Car manufacturers: profits before customers’ safety?

Dec 17, 2014

India is not a country famed for its road safety. Driving can be dangerous, yet the industry knows that with a growing economy and an increase in the country’s wealth, car manufacturers are conflicted. These manufacturers know they have a significant chance to increase their profits, but the growing issue of cars’ safety features is seen by some as a hurdle on...

New motor vehicles bill in the offing

New motor vehicles bill in the offing

Dec 15, 2014

India being bestowed the dubious distinction of having the world’s most unsafe roads has prompted the new ministry into amending the existing transport laws of 1988.   “The existing Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 has outlived its utility in the fast changing traffic scenario,” said Nitin Gadkari, Union Transport Minister. India, unfortunately, is home to the...

Global NCAP crash testing in India

Global NCAP crash testing in India

Dec 2, 2014

This article discusses the current issues surrounding Global NCAP. Is this test relevant for Indian vehicles? What parameters should a safety test include? This article delves on all these issues.   Autonomous organisation, Global NCAP, which stands for New Car Assessment Programme, conducts safety tests on vehicles. Spreading awareness among consumers is...

Thales wins contract to help ensure rail safety

Thales wins contract to help ensure rail safety

Oct 10, 2014

The new government led by PM Modi considers railway safety a key focus area on its revive India agenda. The French Thales Group has been awarded the ~INR29 crore ($4.7 million) contract to install the train protection warning system (TPWS) on the Basin Bridge-Arakonam in Tamil Nadu. “A total of 169 signals in the Basin Bridge-Arakonam section will be...