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Podcast Tech

Introducing Octane101 Podcast

This new year, we finally started the podcast we have been planning for months, or probably even years. The reason, simple! I realised that half the time I am talking about automobiles and everything around them anyway, and most of the people around me share similar interests, if not similar opinions. So, why not just […]

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Cars Tech

Electric vehicles and the branding problem

It is impossible to leave Tesla out of the equation when you talk about electric vehicles. What started off as an experiment on a Lotus chassis with Tesla Roadster emerged to be the strongest player in the electric car space. But that is just about the US and a handful of other countries. What about […]

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Cars Tech

No, the tech giants from California won’t revolutionise transportation

The action in automobile industry has long shifted from Detroit but you can’t change the fact that some of the most iconic car brands on this planet were born there. Abbott, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, practically every American manufacturer you would have heard of was born there. However, over the past few years, the […]

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Motorcycles Tech

Where do motorcycles fit in a driverless future?

Motorcyclists and car drivers don’t really see each other eye to eye, no matter what country you talk about. As a motorcyclist, you feel that the car drivers have no regard for you and ignore your presence on the road while in a car, you see the motorcyclists as reckless and irresponsible. Part of the […]

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Cars Tech

Android Auto and the power of free tools

Car companies are good at one thing, making cars. However, the cars these days apparently put less mechanical engineers to work than the software engineers. Makes sense. If tech can make things better, why not put it to good use. Apart from how the car moves and does car-ish things, the infotainment system has seen […]

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Cars Tech

Tesla, stop trying to be Apple, would you?

Elon Musk is one of the most respected personalities in the tech industry. I have massive respect for the man who had the courage to build Tesla in an industry dominated by the likes of Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota. Automobile industry is clearly one where the new kids find it hard to stand against the […]

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Motorcycles Tech

Why the motorcycle industry needs a Tesla

The story of Tesla is nothing short of an epic startup journey. A visionary entrepreneur, a new approach in a conventional industry, a technologically advanced product, an even bigger promise of the future and you have a story that will be told for decades if not centuries. Tesla didn’t invent the electric car. Neither did […]

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Cars Tech

Automobile industry, as we know it, is about to be disrupted

Automobile, or car as we commonly call it, has been around for more than a century even if we ignore all the other forms that appeared before the Model T. Over these years, from manufacturing processes to in-car entertainment to driver aids, a lot has gone under the hood, quite literally, and yet, the basic […]

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Motorcycles Tech

5 ways technology can improve riding experience if brands work together

Technology is a beautiful thing. From F1 cars to road vehicles, it has made them safer and faster at the same time. The same story continues for motorcycles. ABS, by-wire throttle, traction control, riding modes, cornering ABS have all entered the picture to make them safer and then there is lot of stuff like titanium […]

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Cars Tech

Tesla Model 3: Clean car, dirty car

Almost a month back, the entire internet went crazy about a new car that Tesla showcased. I have huge respect for the brand and Elon Musk. Electric cars used to be dull, boring, slow and devoid of any character and they seem to have done a pretty good job of changing that. However, I fail […]