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Top 5 innovations that will change India’s automotive landscape in the coming years

Top 5 innovations that will change India's automotive landscape in the coming years
This article was written by Amlendukumar SinghCompany director, 3M India
India has become the fourth largest car market worldwide, despite the huge ups and downs it has experienced over the past ten years. India has also made rapid technological innovations in the global auto industry. Electric mobility, green energy, internet of things (IoT) and passenger safety are among the many trends that will change the automotive industry landscape in India.
Electric mobility:EV is rapidly gaining adoption in India and government policies are very encouraging. The future of electric mobility depends on the local battery design according to Indian requirements. Investors, government agencies and car manufacturers are putting money into this research. ‘Battery as a Service’ is such a new dimension in the Indian EV industry.
Internet of Things (IoT): IoT in the automotive sector is becoming very prominent. It allows car owners to track mobility requirements, energy consumption of EVs, receive notifications for vehicle maintenance and much more. The technology can improve customer service, enable predictive maintenance, efficiency, monitoring and safety.
Connected cars: Today, cars are also connected via the internet, giving rise to connected car technology. It has become the new standard in the automotive industry. Connected cars offer many smart and useful features, such as continuous internet connectivity, app2car connectivity and geo-fencing.
Safety: Road safety on board goes beyond seat belts and airbags. New technologies help drivers avoid potential crashes. Enhanced safety measures in future cars such as Smart Braking Systems, Lane Departure Warning Systems, Collision Warning Systems and Fatigue Detection Systems will help save lives on Indian roads.
The next decade looks very exciting with so many disruptive innovations. The entire ecosystem – manufacturers, consumers, service providers and policy makers – comes together to create a new driving experience.

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