SABIC expands its research capabilities with IITB-Monash

Updated 28 August 2013

SABIC expands its research capabilities with IITB-Monash

SABIC Research & Technology Private Limited (SRTPL) has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement in the southern Indian city of Bangalore with one of the world’s leading research academies, the Indian-Australian IITB-Monash.
This partnership will pave the way for close collaboration in multiple research projects, allowing both organizations to mutually develop advanced technologies into innovative solutions that meet global needs and demands in a number of areas that benefit society.
The scope of collaboration will extend to all of SABIC’s technology and innovation centers worldwide.
Commenting on the partnership and how it will enhance SABIC’s capabilities of ingenuity and innovation worldwide, Ernesto Occhiello, SABIC’s EVP-technology and Innovation, said: “SABIC understands that innovation is critical to achieving the goals of our sustainability strategy and to helping societies around the world achieve theirs.”
Occhiello said: “SABIC’s global partnerships in technology and innovation are central to the company’s growth plans and this latest agreement with IITB-Monash represents an important step forward in our global commitment to advancing technologies and responding to the needs of society across a range of technology sectors.”
This partnership is as an expansion of SABIC’s existing relationship with IITB-Monash, and will deliver a much closer relationship that will enable the world class research teams of both organizations to work together in their respective joint research areas.
SABIC’s partner, IITB-Monash, is based at the Powai campus off IIT Bombay and operates as an independent, autonomous research institution. It attracts the best talent — students as well as academic and research staff — to work on goal directed, cross-disciplinary grand challenges.
Commenting on the cultural similarities between the two organizations, Frank Kuijpers, SABIC General Manager for T & I highlights said: “At SABIC, we empower our people and reward them for innovative and pioneering work undertaken collaboratively with our customers and research partners. IITB-Monash has a similar “can do” culture to SABIC and we look forward to embarking on this new journey with them.”


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.