Automotive Research Association of India
|Headquarters||Pune, Maharashtra , India|
|Mrs.Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director |
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is co-operative industrial research association by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries, Government Of India The objectives of the Association are Research and Development in automotive engineering for industry, product design and development, evaluation of automotive equipment and ancillaries, standardisation, technical information services, execution of advanced courses on the application of modern technology and conduct of specific tests.
The Automotive Research Association of India, (ARAI) is located in the western part of Pune, Maharashtra. The 105 hectares (260 acres) of land houses various laboratories, test facilities spread over 8343 m2. area. It is well connected by air, rail and road about 25 km from Pune Airport and 12 km from the railway station. The Institute has been set up by the Indian Vehicle and automotive ancillary manufacturers and the (Government of India), Ministry of Industry, as a co-operative industrial research body to provide services to the industry in the fields of applied research and product development in automotive engineering.
ARAI established in 1986 is located at Pune, India. 120 km from Mumbai It was incorporated as Industrial Research Organisation formed by the Indian Automotive Industry, affiliated to the Ministry of Industry, Government of India. The Institute is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.
In order to meet the development requirements of Industry, several facility and competence build-up projects have been completed. Most notable amongst these are Engine Design/Simulation Software Installation, development of bi-fuel CNG kits, new techniques and software capabilities in Noise, Vibration, Harshness Analysis as well as Vehicle Crash Analysis and VDACS software for chassis dynamometer control. Amongst the new facilities added are the Particulate Measurement System and most modern Digitally Controlled Load Simulation.
It is the only automotive engineering R&D institute in India to be awarded ISO 9001 Quality System Certification.
Research & Development Division
- AED : Automotive Electronics Department
- PSL : Passive Safety Laboratory
- ECL : Emission Certification Laboratory
- PTE : Power Train Engineering
- SDL : Structural Dynamics Laboratory
- ID : Infrastructure Development
- BDCP: Business Development & Corporate Planning
- SHL : Safety & Homologation Laboratory
- HRMA: Human Resources, Management & Administration
- FA : Finance & Accounts
- PMD : Prototype Manufacturing Department
- VEL : Vehicle Evaluation Laboratory
- AML : Automotive Materials Laboratory
- CAE : Computer Aided Engineering
- HMR : Homologation & Management Regulation
- NVH : Noise, Vibration & Harshness
- ITM : Information Technology Management
- QMD : Quality Management Department
- FID : Forging Industry Division
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