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Author: Pramod Thomas

Daimler India wins Environment Management Award

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, has won this year’s Golden Peacock Environmental Management Award. The award was handed over to DICV MD and CEO Erich Nesselhauf by Justice Kurian Joseph, Judge of the Supreme Court of India, at the 19th World Congress on Environment Management held in Hyderabad. “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award, which we take as further encouragement of our sustainability efforts. As much as we drive the change with fuel-efficient clean BS-IV trucks and buses, we are committed to produce them in an environment-friendly manner that protects valuable resources,” said Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles’ environmental management system is certified according to the global standards of ISO 14001:2004. The manufacturing plant in Oragadam near Chennai is spread over 400 acres. More than 70 per cent of electrical power demand is already met from renewable sources, with 16 per cent generated from photovoltaic installations on site. DICV aims to reach 100% renewable energy coverage in 2018. The Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, are regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide. With wide acceptance among businesses and industry, its ‘Awards Certification’ has achieved recognition and patronage among peers, globally. The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various National...

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Cruising Chauffeur will be ready for production in 2020

Highly automated driving on highways is becoming a reality. Continental started testing systems like this on public roads in 2012 in Nevada, the US. The Cruising Chauffeur function gives vehicles the ability to take over the driving task on highways in accordance with the national traffic regulations. Cruising Chauffeur is Automated driving for highway/freeway environments excluding entry ramps and exits, including handling of traffic jams and stop-and-go traffic. This function will be part of the Cruising Chauffeur when it is ready for production in 2020. It not only gives the driver a break, but also ensures safety if the...

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