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  • #46
    Sunita Narain on behalf of the Supreme Court appointed pollution control watchdog - Environment Protection Control Authority (EPCA) is reported to have a suggestion to the central government last Wednesday (19th October) that vehicle manufactures should stop selling vehicles that are BS-III complaint from next April. Automobile manufacturers and the government have voiced their concerns regarding the sudden change in policy by stating that it would cause chaos. As per the road transport ministry’s earlier notification, no manufacturer is allowed to produce vehicles that are not BS-IV compliant from April 2017. But this does not mean that the manufacturers cannot sell BS-III compliant cars that were already produced before April. A representative from SIAM has said that such a sudden change in policy will lead to manufacturers incurring a huge loss.

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      While Toyota unveiled their next-generation Prius in New Delhi yesterday, the Japanese manufacturer also showcased their commitment to safety through technology and education and creating a clean and sustainable future through environment-friendly technologies. At the event, Toyota Kirloskar Motors said they are a ‘Problem Solving Company’ which will aid in solving the problems faced in the country in terms of safety and environmental pollution. Toyota Kirloskar Motors launched their brand new initiative called the ‘Toyota Caravan’ which aims are reducing road deaths and curbing pollution. With 11 percent of global accidental deaths happening in India, it is not hard to see why. Toyota says they will introduce integrated safety features in their cars which include Panoramic View Monitor, Back Guide Monitor, Intelligent Parking Assist, Intelligent Clearance Sonar, Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Lighting System, Blind Spot Monitors, Lane Departure Alert, Night View and various other features. It, however, remains to be seen how many models in their product range are likely to get all of these features. What is commendable is that Toyota was the first manufacturer in the country to introduce Driver and Passenger Airbags as standard on their vehicles back in the year 2014. The company also made ABS standard this year which resulted in the Etios receiving a 4-star Global NCAP crash rating. The manufacturer has also set up Safety Eduction Programmes in various schools across the country that impart knowledge on road safety and awareness. Toyota is also aiming at being one of the most environmentally sustainable manufacturers across the world. With the ‘Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050’, the manufacturer aims at reducing CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050. Toyota says they are on the right path as they have already sold over 9 million Hybrid Vehicles across the world which has resulted in the conservation of 25 million kilometres of fuel over the years - that is the equivalent of going to the Sun and back 3,400 times! Now that’s an interesting fact. Toyota Kirloskar Motors is already a pioneer in manufacturing strong hybrid cars in India. The Camry Hybrid is made locally at Toyota’s plant at Bengaluru. The Camry Hybrid returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.16 kilometres per litre.

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      • #48
        Hello Everyone!
        Air pollution is the major problem in Delhi. It's having due to the lake of vehicles which is used by people. We can Use Pollution control system for controlling air pollution. Industrial air pollution is controlled by pollution control system.Please follows the links:
        Thank You!

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