Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd, a part of the $ 16.2 billion Mahindra Group, recently obtained international patents for its four indigenously developed technologies, showcasing its ability to innovate and develop unique features that meet the evolving needs of global two wheeler users, according to a company statement.
Viren Popli, Anup Mathur and PS Ashok, Head (R&D), Mahindra 2 Wheelers.
The four innovations for which patents were received by the company are the fuel gauge system, the automatic ignition cut-off, the distance to empty fuel system, and the engine immobilizer system. These technologies are incorporated into the current and future range of Mahindra Two Wheelers’ products.
In July this year, Mahindra Two Wheelers launched the All New Centuro which was designed entirely in-house at the company’s world class, state-of-the-art R&D centre in Pune. The Centuro represents Mahindra Two Wheelers’ commitment to lead the Indian two wheeler market. In fact, the Mahindra Centuro already features the internationally patented fuel gauge system, distance to empty system and engine immobilizer system. These are pioneering, never seen before features in motorcycles. Mahindra’s indigenously developed intelligent MCi-5 (Micro Chip ignited-5 curve) engine fitted in the Centuro allows it to respond smartly to the need for muscle by, delivering a power output of 8.5 BHP @ 7500 RPM, 8.5 Nm of peak torque @ 5500 rpm. A mileage of 85.4 kmpl (ARAI) ensures astounding fuel economy.
The Centuro’s innovative features include an Anti Theft Alarm with Engine Immobilizer, an encrypted Remote Flip Key, Find Me Lamps and Guide Lamps. The Mahindra Centuro also offers an advanced Digital Dashboard with a Distance–to-Empty (DTE) indicator, Service Reminder and Economy Mode indicator. It also offers a Maintenance Free Battery and is backed by a 5-year warranty that would ensure peace of mind for the owner.
“With our in-house technologies getting international patents, we are reaffirming our commitment to offer best-in-class technology and innovative products to meet customers unmet needs. The incorporation of these technologies into our range of two-wheelers differentiate us from our competitors and is creating significant consumer demand,” said Mr. Viren Popli, Executive Vice President – Mahindra Two Wheelers.
PS Ashok – Senior Vice President and Head R&D, Mahindra Two Wheelers said: “At our state-of-the-art R&D facility in Pune, we continue to focus on technology driven innovation for our two-wheelers. The internationally patented technologies, developed in-house, are a testimony to this effort. We will continue to develop innovative technologies that appeal to the global two wheeler community at large”.
The engine immobilizer provides an effective anti-theft solution. The distance to empty system along with the fuel gauge system helps the rider estimate the distance the vehicle will cover using the fuel remaining in the tank when it hits reserve. The automatic ignition cut-off intelligently saves fuel during vehicle idling conditions. The engine can be restarted with a blip of the throttle.