Automotive Research Association of India

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Automotive Research Association of India
Type Public
Industry Automotive, Research
Founded 1966
Headquarters Pune, Maharashtra [1], India
Key people Mrs.Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director [2]
Website Official Website

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is co-operative industrial research association by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries, Government Of India[3] 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.[4]

The Automotive Research Association of India, (ARAI) is located in the western part of Pune, Maharashtra.[5] 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.

It also responsible for car mileage figure for every car sold in India.[6] ARAI claims to be the first Indian institute to develop HCNG fuel engine.[7]

History[edit]

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.[8] The Institute is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

Automotive Research[edit]

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.

Its the only automotive engineering R&D institute in India to be awarded ISO 9001 Quality System Certification.[9]

Research & Development Division

  • AED : Automotive Electronics Department
  • PSL : Passive Safety Laboratory
  • ECL : Emission Certification Laboratory
  • PTE : Power Train Engineering
  • SDL : Structural Dyanamics 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.araiindia.com/contact_us.asp
  2. ^ "ARAI, DSM join hands for automotive development". Business-standard.com. 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Automotive Research Association of India". Clean Air Initiative. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Dow India participates in the Symposium on International Automotive Technology". Dow.com. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  5. ^ "For the first time, made in India cars to be made for Indians - Home". livemint.com. 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Now, car mileage 'officially' verified". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  7. ^ Express News Service (2010-08-06). "Automotive research body develops greener fuel engine for light vehicles". Express India. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  8. ^ "INFO BANK: Automobile Associations - Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)". Indiacar.com. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Automotive Research Association Of India". Dipp.nic.in. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-13.