Eram Scientific wins India’s first Swachhathon 1.0 award

Siddeek Ahmed, CMD, Eram Group, right, received the award from the Minister of State for Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, S.S. Ahluwalia, in a function in New Delhi, on Oct. 2.
Updated 13 October 2017

Eram Scientific wins India’s first Swachhathon 1.0 award

Kerala-based Eram Scientific Solutions, part of the Middle East-based Eram Group, has won the Swachhathon 1.0 award in the country’s first-ever Swachh Bharat Hackathon, organized by the Indian Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The hackathon aimed at crowdsourcing solutions for some of the sanitation and hygiene challenges faced in various parts of the country.
According to Eram Group, Eram Scientific pioneered the concept of automated electronic toilets, which work on remote sensing technology.
A number of domestic and foreign firms working in the field of sanitation technology participated in the competition.
The hackathon received a total of 3,053 entries in six categories. Eram Scientific won in the “Monitoring Usage of Toilets” category. Siddeek Ahmed, CMD, Eram Group, received the award from the Minister of State for Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, S.S. Ahluwalia, in a function in New Delhi, on Oct. 2.
“We are proud to receive the maiden Swachhathon 1.0 award from the government,” Ahmed said.
The company has previously won over 44 national and international accolades for its contributions in introducing high-end, future proof and scalable technology in the sanitation space.
Eram Scientific introduced the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) in the country’s automated sanitation space. It is the first company to roll out the concept of connected eTolilet infrastructure with a motto of setting up self-sustained sanitation solutions. The company already has installed more than 2,500 odd facilities spread over 22 states.
Eram Scientific started its operations in 2008 as a research and development focused social enterprise of Eram Group, operating primarily in the water and sanitation sector.


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.