ARAI to organise symposium on automobile technology

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 9 January 2019

"This upcoming edition of SIAT, which is 16th in the series, is being organised by ARAI under an umbrella of global SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) programmes from January 16 to 18 at the Oxford Golf Resort –Hill Top in Bavdhan and with support from many other reputed organisations," said Urdhawareshe.

PUNE: Automotive Research Association of India's (ARAI) Director Rashmi Urdhwareshe told media persons on Wednesday that a symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT), 2019 will be held from January 16 to 18. AA Badusha, Convener of SIAT 2019 and MR Saraf, Senior Deputy Director of ARAI were also present at the interaction.

“Empowering Mobility - The Safe & Intelligent Way”, the subject which is being regarded as the need of the hour world over, will be the central theme of the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2019. "This upcoming edition of SIAT, which is 16th in the series, is being organised by ARAI under an umbrella of global SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) programmes from January 16 to 18 at the Oxford Golf Resort –Hill Top in Bavdhan and with support from many other reputed organisations," said Urdhawareshe.

This year's SIAT will focus on collaborative research between the industry, the academia and the research institutes.

Further, technology related to after-treatment of emissions and real-world driving emission standards will be on display at the symposium to be attended by over 1,200 delegates across the globe. The Bharat Stage– VI emission norms come into play from April 1, 2020 where these technologies will have to find the practical implementation.

“The difference between other lightweight buses available across the globe and the one developed here is that this one is built to suit Indian conditions, road traffic and terrain,” said Urdhawareshe.

“There will also be an arena where new age technologies will be displayed and will remain open to students and interested members of the public,” said Akbar Badusha, Deputy Director of ARAI and convenor SIAT 2019.

The research agency will also focus on the outcome of its extensive testing on alternate fuels like ethanol and methanol.

“We have tested ethanol for 20 per cent blending with existing fuel and the results are very encouraging. There has been some progress on methanol mixing with fuel too and same will be announced at the symposium,” said the director.

ARAI will make public its plan on the fourth research and testing facility –the mobility research centre and also the National Automotive Technological Museum to be jointly developed with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), said Urdhawareshe.

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