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SUV buyers favour petrol models as BS-VI nears

SUV buyers favour petrol models as BS-VI nears

Finance
New Delhi: Petrol is fast emerging as the fuel of choice for SUV buyers in India, marking a shift in consumer preference in a segment where diesel has traditionally ruled the roads. As much as 35 per cent of all utility vehicles sold in the local market in September 2019 run on petrol, as against a modest 17 per cent just a year back. With the price differential between petrol and diesel vehicles set to widen with the transition to BS-VI standards, the trend will accelerate in the coming months, said industry veterans. Petrol will dominate sales of small and midsize SUVs after BS-VI kicks in, said Shashank Srivastava, executive director (marketing and sales) at Maruti Suzuki, adding, it is only in large sports utility vehicles that diesel options will remain relevant. In Maruti Suzuki’s Er
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning will help disrupt insurance models: Girish Kannali, Infogain

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning will help disrupt insurance models: Girish Kannali, Infogain

Finance
NEW DELHI: Insurance is among the most regulated sectors and the slowest to go digital. Its not easy for startups to navigate the space when the business is dominated by traditional companies. That’s all the more reason that the tech engine is right for digital startups in insurance space. Many of them in India are trying to sell covers that traditional insurers could not — like insuring bicycles or introducing sachet type products with premiums as low as Rs 20. In an e-mail interaction Girish Kannali, vice president & general manager, insurance & healthcare business unit, Infogain, discusses innovations in the insurance sector and more. Infogain is a mid-tier tech services company with a strong presence in the insurance vertical. Edited excerpts: What are some of the tech innova
Toyota to hike prices of some models from April

Toyota to hike prices of some models from April

Finance
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Friday said it will increase prices of some of its products from next month in order to offset rise in input costs. "We have been absorbing additional costs through a bouquet of cost reduction measures including refinement in production process. However, considering the trend of continuous increase, we are constrained to pass on a small portion to the customers," TKM Deputy Managing Director N Raja said in a statement. The company will continue its efforts to contain costs and offer the best value to its loyal customers, he added. TKM, however, did not disclose the models that would become costlier. The company sells a range of products including popular multi-purpose vehicle Innova and premium sports utility vehicle Fortuner. Let's block ads! (Why?) Personal ...
Apple pulls older iPhone models from stores in Germany

Apple pulls older iPhone models from stores in Germany

Technology
Apple is to stop selling older iPhone models at its stores in Germany after losing two patent cases brought by a chip manufacturer, the company has announced. A Munich court ruled that the smartphone maker and its subsidiaries breached a European patent held by Qualcomm.In a statement, Apple said: "Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies."Their tactics, in the courts and in their everyday business, are harming innovation and harming consumers."Qualcomm insists on charging exorbitant fees based on work they didn't do and they are being investigated by governments all around the world for their behaviour." The San Diego-based chipmaker has pursued similar cases in other jurisdictions in the past.Pending an appeal, ...