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Old 19th August 2006, 19:22   #16
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Certainly it will take some time for the Internal Combustion engines(or the petrol/diesel engines) to be phazed out completely, not only in India but the world over....but certainly we will see diesel technology coming up more and more, we are making more and more advancements in the diesel technology every day literally.....also, diesel engines are much more efficient than petrol engines, and its efficiency will only increase.....moreover Diesel is gonna change in very near future. It will not be that fossil fuel diesel anymore, we are moving into bio-diesel by and by and that will dominate in at least the next 10 years beginning in 1 or 2 years in India. Western countries have already began use of bio-diesel, and Indian oil companies such as BPCL and HPCL have gone very far into research and development of Jatropha as a potential source of bio diesel and they have already began large scale plantations and are succesfully running tests. So, very soon we will get bio-diesel in our cars(diesel ones)
Petrol is surely on its way to getting phazed out in about 10 years time completely. LPG/CNG are getting their hold into the Indian market very fast and we are going to see only an increase in it.....
As a whole the alternative fuel is going to make it big very very soon, and we need not worry about the rising petrol and diesel prices for our future....
We just need to work hard and we can get better things just in a matter of 5 to 10 years.
About fuel cell, it is a very expensive technology as of now to be practically used in our day to day use, but certainly in the pacing research and development by automobile giants, we are certainly gonna see it come, but it will take at least 15 more yrs to show its effects in a big scale.....
One thing that can come andis coming soon is Hybrid vehicle....we can see this emerging very soon.
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I also heard about some research going on in the development of Bio-Petrol.....any info...anybody?
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in 2016 the world bank loans will hopefully be repaid to a large extent as the economic growth seems more like it! this means more indigenous manufacturers!, and more money spent on R&D by manufacturers!

and instead of approaching companies for the R&D biggies invest heavily in universities and hand over the R&D job to them! just like abroad!

we will have more than half the car manufacturing brands come to India,

probably the airlines will become more cheaper owing to "instant tatkaal" by laloo prasad yadav's brilliant plans!!!

will well see the day the hitech politicians do their things the hitech way !

and many more but this is all for now!

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Old 22nd February 2008, 16:34   #19
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Maniacs with the 'chalta hai' attitude. well said .. No matter how many roads we built up, how many new Euro x complaint cars are introduced, but if we ourselves dont change, forget it.
In addition to the stringent laws, I personally think that a theory test should be introduced for a DL accomapnied by a practical one. By doing this atleast everyone would have basic road manners and obligiations before stepping on the gas.
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more people will opt for bicycles and mopeds which comes with in built air purifier.but damn sure if the infrastructure development would be in the pace its now -atleast in kerela,we would prefer the public transports more than cars,cars will be a weekend time pass at the backyards .
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Old 26th February 2008, 23:36   #21
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Solar Cell Vehicles (Moser baer setting up photo voltaic cell unit)
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Cars with wiperless windshields? (From Ram's thread (After 100 years, a wiperless windshield))
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Old 27th February 2008, 03:53   #23
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I think the BIGGEST problem that India faces now is population, if the population growth would be capped and controlled, many problems would be way easier to solve, like cramped roads, uncleanliness and such. Someone in India needs to be very pro-active about population control, we need to identify why Indians multiply so fast and what can be done to educate the ones who are the biggest offenders. A great idea would be if TBHP had a meeting and seriously took steps towards population control measures, by brainstorming ideas we could make some serious progress. With time many other influential people would join including movie stars and such. This is possible only if we make an effort.
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Old 1st March 2008, 06:45   #24
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so what do you guys think?
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My prediction:

Used car price will go down drastically.
Many good quality cars will be scrapped because of pollution norms.
Petrol diesel price will go only higher.
Diesel will still be cheaper than Petrol.
Parking in metro cities will attract even more premium.
Fatal accidents will rise.
Buses & lorries will continue to pollute.
Autos will continue to ply.
Like USA, at some places public transport will be more expensive than travelling by own car.
Insurance will depend on driver's characteristics.
Faulty parts will always be replaced than fixed.


i doubt these things would happen

cause if we have more roads with dividers in future the accidents are likly to decrease

we might have better HCVs than we are using now so pollution will come down

auto's well..already in bangalore at a state where people are not satisfied or very happy with the auto service.

infact people who can afford auto, hate autos and they prefer volvo or personal transport

so i believe we will either have nano replacing the auto or the auto may just lose their existance

the auto guys are being far from reasonable...and a person who can afford an auto every single day would not like to confront an auto driver here,if we have more of metro rails and volvos the demand for auos will certain come down
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my 2 cents:
In 2016, more people will use public transport in our cities just like it is now in NYC, Tokyo or London. This will happen for a couple of reasons - Public transport like the the Delhi Metro will be more efficient and widespread; parking will become expensive and hard to find; fuel will be very expensive; the govt. will introduce greater and greater disincentives to individual car ownership.
Cars will become smaller. More like personal transport vehicles. This will be for a couple of reasons - people will realize that it is foolhardy to drive a five seat sedan and waste that much energy when all that is needed for an individual is a 1-2 seater vehicle. These small vehicles will run on battery power/fuel cells/hybrid tech and/or petrol/diesel with fuel efficiency levels unheard of by today's standards.
People will look at fossil fuel use the same way that smoking is frowned upon today.
Aviation will change for the same reasons that personal transport will change - we will not be able to indiscriminately burn fuel that way we do today because it will be prohibitively expensive and because of environmental concerns.

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Old 5th March 2008, 20:14   #27
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I think the BIGGEST problem that India faces now is population, if the population growth would be capped and controlled, many problems would be way easier to solve, like cramped roads, uncleanliness and such. Someone in India needs to be very pro-active about population control, we need to identify why Indians multiply so fast and what can be done to educate the ones who are the biggest offenders. A great idea would be if TBHP had a meeting and seriously took steps towards population control measures, by brainstorming ideas we could make some serious progress. With time many other influential people would join including movie stars and such. This is possible only if we make an effort.
The average Age for a Indian is also getting increased now.

So, Governemnt should propose Family planning for Guys & Girls in college and gift them a sports car( No ABS, 4 wheel Drum brake) to reduce some more from earth. Oh i am in dangerous mood Sorry guys.
Better idea is, migration to low poulated countries like AZ, NZ should be encouraged.
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