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Alibaba Group unveils smart ‘internet-connected car’

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New Delhi, July 7

Alibaba Group on Thursday launched a first-of-its-kind “internet-connected car” that can be scaled up for mass production in the near future.

The YunOS-enabled car named “OS’Car RX5” has been developed in collaboration with SAIC Motor Corporation.

“YunOS for cars” is a smart operating system from Alibaba Group which is tailor-made for the automotive industry, the company said in a statement.

The car has advanced fuel technology, more powerful accelerator, lower oil consumption and have a shorter braking distance.

With cloud-based data, YunOS provides OS’Car RX5 drivers with a series of innovative features like an intelligent map.

The car is able to take direct commands through smart voice control, creating a more natural and safer driving environment. Audio is the primary mode for controlling the system.

Equipped with up to four detachable action cameras, it enables video recordings of the journey and 360-degree in-car selfies.

The selfies can be shared instantly with friends via the connected smartphone.

As the first car with an “Internet ID”, the car can recognise the driver through connected smartphones or smartwatches. It also enables personalised internet services such as greetings, preferred music and destinations.

“YunOS will make cars an even more indispensable part of human life in the future society. Today marks the dawn of that new era. We feel proud and privileged to be playing a part in driving that change,” said Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group.

The car is currently available for sale for Yuan 99,800-Yuan 186,800 (Rs 10,07,240-Rs 18,85,295).

OS’Car RX5 uses an open platform for different smart hardware and services which will enable the introduction of additional premium and creative driving experiences for users.

 

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SRK shows support for Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, unveils portable bin for cars

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New Delhi, Feb 9: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday showed support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by unveiling ‘Swachh Can’, a portable bin for users of Hyundai cars.

It was launched under Hyundai Motor India Limited’s ‘Swachh Move’ that supports Modi’s cleanliness campaign.

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“‘Swachh Can’ is a simple yet powerful idea and I would like to request every single car owner to go ahead and use it and play their role in the Clean India Movement,” Shah Rukh, dressed in a black and white suit with a waistcoat, said at the Auto Expo at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, on Thursday.

Shah Rukh, also the Hyundai Corporate Brand Ambassador, has even taught his youngest son AbRam to focus on cleanliness and be a part of the cleanliness movement.

YK Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said: “We recently conducted a survey of car owners and found 98 per cent respondents care about cleanliness of outside infrastructure such as streets, and more than 95 per cent respondents favoured they would prefer a portable covered bin inside the car in which waste items could be disposed off. This led us to innovation of ‘Swachh Can.”

Starting from March 1, the Hyundai product line-up will come with a factory-fitted ‘Swachh Can’.

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Auto Expo 2018: Mercedes-Benz launches Maybach S 650

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New Delhi, Feb 7: Luxury automobile major Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday launched its Mercedes Maybach S 650 and teased its E-Class All-Terrain model for its upcoming India debut.

The company also launched its Made-in-India BS-VI Mercedes Maybach S 560 to continue Maybach’s popularity in India.

While the S 650 model would cost Rs 2.73 crore (ex-showroom), the S 560 would be priced at Rs 1.94 crore, the company said.

The luxury car brand also showcased it futuristic electric vehicle “EQ concept”.

The company made the announcement at the pre-open event of the 14th Auto Expo.

The “Auto Expo — The Motor Show” 2018 is being held from February 9-14, , at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

However, February 7-8 is reserved for the media and exhibitors.

Also Read: Auto Expo: Kia Motors debuts in India to launch vehicle in 2019

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Also Read: Auto Expo: Hyundai to launch 9 models till 2020

Also Read: From emoji to livestreams, Twitter gears up for ‘Auto Expo 2018’

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Auto Expo: Hyundai to launch 9 models till 2020

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New Delhi, Feb 7: Automobile major Hyundai Motor India unveiled the new Elite i20 at the pre-open event of the 14th Auto Expo in Greater Noida on Wednesday. The company also said that it will launch nine new models, including an electric vehicle in the Indian market by 2020. 

The company made the announcement at the pre-open event of the 14th Auto Expo.

The “Auto Expo — The Motor Show” 2018 is being held from February 9-14, 2018 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

However, February 7-8 is reserved for the media and exhibitors.

Over the years, the Auto Expo has become much less of an event and more of a phenomenon considering that in 2016, the ‘2016 Auto Expo’ was the third most searched topic on Google in India as per Google records. Engaging the populace through a flash-flood of media, with over 2.9 lakh tweets being generated around the Expo in 2018, the 2016 edition saw over 7 lakh people in 7 days, Preparations this year will encompass 8 lakh visitors over the 7-day period.

Also Read: Auto Expo: Kia Motors debuts in India to launch vehicle in 2019

Also Read: Tata Motors’ new SUV will be on show at Auto Expo

Also Read: From emoji to livestreams, Twitter gears up for ‘Auto Expo 2018’

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