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  1. Road condition /update ( 26 June 2020) Hyderabad > Aurangabad > Dhule > Indore Instead of going via Nagpur - Betul, this time I tried this route for my journey to Indore yesterday as I used to get fed up with the road condition from Betul to Indore despite the fact that Hyderabad to Betul route is very nice and well maintained. Start time : 8:30 AM ( Kondapur ) actual plan was to start at 4 AM. Reached Indore ( Vijay Nagar) at 2:15 AM ( a good 18 hours of drive) Hyderabad- Aurangabad route is pretty good and was able to reach Aurangabad by 4:30 pm. This route has become better now I believe as most of the work is completed. I remembered last year I took around 10 hours to reach Aurangabad. Most of the big restaurants along the route are closed or empty.I decided to have my meal at McDonald’s Aurangabad. They were only allowing drive thru. Border crossing : Only once they check the epass on the border and noted down the detail. Aurangabad > Dhule Started from Aurangabad at 5 pm after the meal and reached Dhule at 9 pm. Aurangabad to Ellora Caves route is good. After Ellora caves there is a patch of around 5-10 km where construction is going on. Road condition is not good and mostly service road being used for both side of the traffic. After this patch - entire route till Dhule is 2 lane with no divider so average speed on this os around 40-50 only. Dhule > Indore Started from Dhule at 9 PM and reached Indore by 2:30 AM. This route/highway is well know and well and well maintained as well Overall not many private vehicle on the route and mostly commercial vehicle are plying in the road. No strict checking at any border. Safe to carry a soft copy of e pass. Have not yet decided which route I would take while coming back from Indore [emoji846] By : Amit Jain Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    hyderabad to visakhapatnam

    Hyderabad to Vijayawada route is bliss. Vijayawada to Rajahmundry is average. Rajahmundry to Vizag has some bad patches and road construction in some areas. Overall roads are good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hyderabad to Nagpur Road Trip

    Yes it is open. Check if you need permits.
  4. Not my personal update. Updates shared by India-drive members. Stamp is mandatory from AP to TS. No stamp from TS to AP. From today, air travel has no restrictions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 24th May update: Update shared by member I drove today from Hyderabad to AP(Nuzvid) via Khammam, kallur. Started at 4AM and no one stopped or checked inbetween. Only at the border both TS and AP police checking and allowing people only if you have a pass. You have to give all the details and they are noting down the pass number. I crossed border at Tiruvuru. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hyderabad > Vijayawada > Hyderabad update by Ravi So i had to pick up mom in vijayawada where was staying with my sister since lockdown. - i applied for a pass in TS govt site seeking permission to go and pick up mother and comeback to Hyderabad on the same day - pass applied at https://policeportal.tspolice.gov.in - it took the authorities aabout 4 days to process and give me appoval. But they are giving out only one way passes. - i had to reply apply in AP govt website requesting a pass to return to Hyderabad. This pass was approved with in a day upon telephonice verification. - Ap govt pass was applied at https://serviceonline.gov.in/ - with all the passes approved, i started yesterday at 6am and it was absolute breeze until i reached kodada,and there was passes verification. - they ask you for your personal details, vehicle details and you are done - picked up my mom and started my return post lunch - on return i was stopped at the same place, verification of passes done - HOME QUARANTINE stamp on your left hand for 28 days - you will not be allowed into telanagana without this stamp - entered hyd, at almost 2-3 check posts they checked my stamp on the hand and then they let me go - reached home at 7 pm - the personal details which were entered at the border, the details will be sent to the respective local police stations, to have random check, if they are home quarantined or not
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    Hyderabad to lucknow route

  8. Post your queries here and go through the experiences. https://www.india-drive.com/index.php?/topic/1334-highway-experiences-during-lock-down-from-hyderabad/
  9. Hyderabad to Kolkata Shared by India-Drive member Dishari De From a friend who recently Travelled to Kolkata from TS to be with his family due to urgency.. He drove non stop to kolkata. He penned down few details who are planning to travel now.. For people trying to reach Kolkata from Hyderabad. OK here is the summary. please see how this can be pinned for everyone. First things first: 1. This is ONLY for people who have their own arrangements for car. 2. Self-driven is the best as they were most helpful and asked lesser questions. 3. Exit pass from TS with supporting documents 4. Entry pass for WB with the same reason and supporting documents 5. Mention the reason which suits best and also you have maximum proofs of. Carry all of them 6. Try to carry hard copies of all proofs. They are not keeping anything with them, so 2-3 copies would do, but they are insisting on paper copies and not phones. They are not going to touch your documents and/or your phone. I carried all my documents in clear zip lock bags. I went to Patancheru for photocopies as shops are open there till 6 PM. 7. Please DO NOT plan to cross ANY state border between 6 PM to 6 AM. The senior officers may leave and then it is completely on the whims of the people there. AP border police clearly mentioned that they were closing at 830 PM. I started at 1 PM from Hyderabad, Reached AP border at 4 PM, drove all night and reached Orissa border at 6 AM. WB border was around 2 PM. Reached Kolkata at 7 PM. 8. At each border, except WB, please go and inform to the office that you are just passing through. There are separate counters/tables for people passing through and it was almost empty at both AP and OD. We did not know of then and wasted time standing in the general queue to enter the state at AP border. 9. TS had 4 check points between Miyapur to TS border. Everywhere, except the TS border show your TS exit pass from inside the car by placing it on the window. They are reading it and letting go if there are no questions. At TS border you need to get down and register your and the vehicle details. There is a HP petrol pump right over there and you should fill your tank up. 10. At AP border you have to mandatorily get off the road, they have created a huge parking area where you need to park and go to the counters to register yourself. They may be announcing that anyone with any reason other than medical cases would not be allowed into the state. Please do not argue with them, they are very helpful and are working extremely hard for us in this tremendous heat. Just tell them you are passing through and show the WB entry papers as proof. Show your original ID (everyone has to produce including the driver) and anything else they may ask and if they approve they will give a tiny bit of paper which says which AP border you crossed. You need to preserve it till you exit AP. It is extremely tiny, so be extremely careful. We started from AP border at 5 PM. There were 11 checkpoints within AP where we were stopped and asked to show our papers. We showed the TS exit letter, the WB entry letter and the small chit we got from the AP border. Except 2 places, we did not have to get down from the car. Please note that there were several more check posts which were empty which must have been active during the day. Please plan accordingly. 11. At OD border they have made elaborate arrangements. Again, please mention upfront that you are passing through to WB and they will take you details at a separate counter and issue you a hand written pass which is valid for OD. Please ensure that the date, vehicle number and no of persons travelling is mentioned correctly in the pass, if not get a fresh one, please do not get it scribbled and corrected upon. It took me 20 mins at the OD border to get the pass and I was the only one asking for a through pass at that time, please imagine how much time it will take when there are many people. At OD exit, they will ask you to get down and register details. Within OD were asked to show the OD pass at 3 places, nothing else was asked for. 12. Finally at WB border there will probably be a huge queue. Please park and go ahead and show your documents. EVERY person WILL be screened for fever and several questions will be asked, including swab test. If they have any kind of doubts, they will ask you to go for the test. They have a full hotel there being used as a quarantine center and doctors are available there. Please do not argue with anyone as they have the final say. 13. Special mention: MH and DL registered vehicles are NOT being allowed to enter WB. 14. After all checks, if approved, WB will give you a certificate with vehicle details and details of all the passengers in your car. Please check it for all correctness. We found an error after we were 20 KMs inside and had to go back again to get a fresh one. It took us over 2 hours there, but we found people waiting there for half a day too because of document or other issues. 15. We saw them sending people in any public transport like busses, trax, tempo travelers, cycles, walking, rickshaws, vans to a separate queue, not sure what more was done there with them, so cannot comment. People thinking of any other mode of transport other than personal cars should enquire more. 16. After that there are checkpoints in Debra and Uluberia, how the WB entry pass and the WB border pass to go beyond. 17. Please note that the police and doctors are working to help us, so do not misbehave with them or argue or shout. They will consider every case, so please be patient. 18. Most roadside hotels, dhabas and restaurants were closed. So please carry enough food with you to last you for 2 days. I stopped at reliance pumps for their clean bathrooms which they said they were regularly disinfecting (we witnessed one) and clean cold water. Carry enough bottles to refill. Do not throw away empty bottles and litter the roads. 19. I do not think that any hotel will let you stay for the night or take rest, so please plan to drive all the way. I had thought of taking rest in the fuel pumps if I feel tired or sleepy, but I did not have to, so I cannot comment on whether they will allow you to park and rest. Saw a couple coming from Bangalore taking rest in of the pumps. Always go to the bigger pumps who have better facilities. Do not let your fuel tank run low, many pumps, especially in the cities were closed at night after 6. 20. Last but not the least, please travel only if genuine reason is there, if they stop you at the WB border and do not allow, you will be left in the middle of the field to fend for yourself
  10. Hyderabad to Tanuku (Telangana to AndhraPradesh) Shared by India-Drive member Vishu Varanasi I got two passes worked out (one from DCP Shamshabad and another from Hyderabad police) Why again from Hyderabad police? That's because I had a contact who knew a top cop and said he could manage a two way pass. Well that didn't work out apparently Post May 9th all scenes have turned bad and they stopped issuing 2 way passes apparently. Unless it's an extreme emergency case. I was asked by my cousins who traveled recently to start from Hyderabad at midnight and cross kodada (a very big check-post after Suryapet) by 3:30 - 04:00 am The idea was, a lot of police staff wouldn't be there and just a few low ranked cops guarding the check Post and no medic staff to do the testing. We were told we can get through easily with no hassles. As expected, there were a few Cops but they were not letting anyone through except extreme emergency cases. There were three cars stuck (including mine) and one was let through. The SI seated in his Jeep didn't even bother to look at my docs, he heard my case and said, do you have any ICU documents? When I said no, he asked me to take another route. Here starts my adventure, All check posts are shrugging off their responsibility and avoiding letting people who don't have passes issued from the website. We were asked you go back and take the kodada, Khammam route and exit via another check-post. When we finally reached Tiruvuru, the road was blocked and the officer asked us to take another route via Gangaram and exit via Tadepalligudem. We thought we'll ask around and do it and went to Gangaram and then to Aswaraopeta. This was a Big mistake, That was a Big check post with loads of migrant buses there and private cars who wanted to enter or pass via Andhra There were two check posts there: Telangana side: With at least 10 buses , 15 + private cars and migrants standing in line filing up forms. The cops at our side looked at my docs and told me, if the cops agree we don't have issues sending you across. They asked me to walk across to the AP side Post and check with them (100 mts away) The AP cop (SI vishwanath) looked at my doc and didn't bother to entertain any reason. He simply said, as per policy, no approvals from anyone below DGP Will be entertained There were people from Mumbai entering AP but with approvals from website. He let them through, Which means..any approval that followed the regular process was let through I tried to reason out, beg, argue and even bribe. Nothing worked I then decided that my relatives from Tanuku would drive down, handover my daughter to me across the border to me and I'll drive back. The AP police said, they're ok with that Still just being 165 kilometres away I wanted to go to Tanuku. I walked back to there Telangana side and requested the cop there. He said,I no one can be bribed here because of surveillance and asked one of the civil helpers to let me know an alternative. By then I was at the Post for 45-60 mins The local guy said there's another minor check post s few kilometers Away and said maybe I can request my way through there. Note: they were permitting all goods vehicles through and so migrant buses after checking docs and disinfecting them So if anyone is worried about plight of migrant workers.. which many of us are for because of half baked information..they are getting through with a little difficulty though (Day before when I was at Jubilee police station, there were many UP migrants who approached and the cops guided them to their buses and even suggested they can look up information in trains online) Anyways back to my mudventure I followed his instruction and reached a check Post via a narrow village road where only 1 car can fit At the check Post where only three forest officers were there, I explained my plight and requested then to open the barricade. They seemed to understand me and murmured something between themselves and decided to let me through They said they'll let me through the Telangana side but the Andhra side needs to be convinced. He took me through field of corn and paddy. With loads of thick shrubs and hard pointed twigs on either side, places where's only bikes can go through easily or maybe 4x4s where owners don't care about the condition of their vehicles or scratches Well I had to make it so I went through Yes .. that's it It was a 1.5 or 2 km long drive and quite painful for what my Maruti Dzire had to endure Anyways.. I was out on a Village road filled with potholes and was asked to keep going straight until I reached .. koyyalaguden Here my cousin and BIL helped me with where to go and what village to avoid check posts Once there..we drove through internal roads and hit the highway around 10 kms before Tanuku. Finally after 10+ hours of torment we reached my destination with me being the only driver Avoid the kammayapalem route if you can. It's bad And that's how the cookie crumbled Not easy roads and cops, Felt like mouse that runs behind furniture to avoid being seen.
  11. Hi All, Avoid travel across States/Districts unless it is an emergency. Post all your queries and experiences in this post. Let me share some of the experiences shared by India-Drive members.
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    Automotive short forms

    List of Automotive short forms RTR - Racing Throttle Response AWD - All Wheel Drive ASG - Automatic-Shift Gearbox A/F - Air Fuel Ratio ACM - Airbag Control Module ACC - Automatic Climate Control or Adaptive Cruise Control A/C - Air Conditioning AAT - Ambient Air Temperature ABS – Antilock Braking System CVT – Continuous Variable Transmission MPFI – Multi Point Fuel Injection CRDi – Common Rail Direct Injection CRDe - Common Rail Diesel Engine DDIS – Direct Diesel Injection System DICOR – Direct Injection Common Rail TDI – Turbocharged Direct Injection TCDI - Turbocharged Common Rail Direct Fuel Injection TDCI – Turbo Diesel Common Rail Injection FGT – Fixed Geometry Turbocharger WGT – Waste Gas Turbocharger VGT – Variable Geometry Turbocharger VNT – Variable Nozzle Turbine GDI – Gasoline Direct Injection DTS-i – Digital Twin Spark Ignition DTS-Si – Digital Twin Spark Swirl Induction DTS-Fi – Digital Twin Spark Fuel Injection DTS-I – Digital Triple Spark Ignition BHP – Brake Horse Power HP – Horse Power VTVT –Variable Timing Valve Train VVT/VTEC - Variable Valve Timing VVTi - Variable Valve Timing with intelligence SOHC - Single OverHead Camshaft DOHC - Double OverHead Camshaft SUV - Sport Utility Vehicle TSI - Turbocharged Stratified Injection MUV – Multi Utility vehicle SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers HCV - Heavy Commercial Vehicle LCV - Light Commercial Vehicle CVTi - Charged motion Variable Time Ignition CCVTi - Controlled Combustion Variable Timing Ignition EBD - Electronic Brakeforce Distribution BMEP - Brake Mean Effective Pressure BSFC - Brake Specific Fuel Consumption CC - Cubic Capacity CDI - Capacitor Discharge Ignition C.I. Engine - Compression Ignition Engine CNG - Compressed Natural Gas DFI - Digital Fuel Injection DI Engine - Direct Injection Engine EC Engine - External Combustion Engine FHP - Frictional Horse Power GVW - Gross Vehicle Weight HVAC - Heating ventilating and Air Conditioning I.C. Engine - Internal Combustion Engine IHP - Indicated Horse Power IMEP - Indicated Mean Effective Pressure ISFC - Indicated Specific Fuel Consumption KPH - Kilometer Per Hour KPL - Kilometer Per Liter OHV - Over Head Valve SFC - Specific Fuel Consumption S.I. Engine - Spark Ignition Engine VDB - Ventilated Disc Brake 4WD - Four Wheel Drive FWD – Front Wheel Drive RWD – Rear Wheel Drive 2WD – Two Wheel Drive TC - Traction Control ESC - Electronic Stability Control ARAI - Automotive Research Association of India EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation EVRV - Electronic Vacuum Regulator Valve SRS Airbag - Supplemental Restraint System LSPV - Load Sensing Proportioning valve DGS - Direct Shift Gearbox ABC Active Body Control The suspension alters its characteristics to keep body roll to a minimum under hard cornering. ABS Antilock Braking System Prevents the wheels of a car locking up and skidding under heavy braking so control and steering is maintained. AC Acceleration Control for A/T This system curbs sudden acceleration when the driver steps on the accelerator by mistake, by unintentional pedal operation. The system comes into effect if the driver presses the accelerator pedal more than a prescribed amount when the vehicle is stopped and the laser sensor detects an obstacle in front. It checks sudden acceleration by curbing engine output while alerting the driver with an alarm and a warning light displayed on the meter display.(Mazda) ACC Active Cruise Control Using a front-mounted RADAR, ACC detects slower vehicles ahead and will maintain a relative speed to ensure a safe following distance. Also known as Adaptive Cruise Control. AFS Adaptive Front-lighting System The Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) optimizes distribution of light from the headlights according to driving circumstances. Depending on vehicle speed and steering input, the system points the low-beams headlights in the direction the driver intends to travel. AFM Active Fuel Management During light operation the engine can shut off cylinders so less fuel is used. Also known as MDS (Multi Displacement System), VCM(Variable Cylinder Management),or COD(Cylinder On Demand) A Pillar Vehicle Body Structure The steel body panel on the side of the windscreen going from the bonnet line to the roof. B Pillar Vehicle Body Structure The steel body panel running from the floor to the roof between the front and rear doors. C Pillar Vehicle Body Structure The steel body panel next to the rear window, running from the boot line to the roof. ANCAP Australasian New Car Assessment Program Organisation set up to provide new car buyers with independent and information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes. ANC Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is designed to dramatically reduce low frequency noise in the interior. ASR Anti-Slip Regulation Traction Control. Function of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) designed to prevent loss of traction of the driven road wheels. ASS Auto Start Stop or Auto Stop Start System that automatically shuts down and restarts the internal combustion engine to reduce the amount of time the engine spends idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. ATC Active Traction Control Used primarily in off road 4x4 applications ATC brakes spinning wheels and diverts torque to other wheels to gain traction in slippery surfaces. Also often referred to as A-Trac. ATS Active Torque Split The ATS All-Wheel-Drive system uses real-time input data on steering angle, yaw rate, lateral G-force and engine status to determine road surface and driving conditions. The elecronic diffirentials are adjusted accordingly. AUC Active Understeer Control The Active Understeer Control system utilizes intelligent control logic and high-response brake actuators to brake the inside front wheels during cornering (as required) to increase yaw-moment using the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)/Traction Control System (TCS) as its base. AVM Around View Monitor AVM enables you to have a bird's-eye view of your vehicle while you park, ensuring that you're aware of all of your surroundings. (Nissan) AWD All Wheel Drive Popular terminology for permanent four-wheel drive systems. Vehicle can distribute power to all four wheels rather than just to the front or rear wheels only. Also 4wd, 4x4. BAS Brake Assist System (Kia)BAS (brake assist system) instantly increases braking power in an emergency situation to shorten the braking distance. BLIS BLW Blind Spot Information System System using radar to inform driver of vehicles in the proximity of the rear of the car. Handy when changing lanes. Or BSW Blind Spot Warning (Nissan). BSM Blind Spot Monitoring A blind spot monitor is a vehicle-based sensor device that detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear. Warnings can be visual, audible, vibrating or tactile.However, blind spot monitors are an option that may include more than monitoring the sides of the vehicle. It can include "Cross Traffic Alert," "which alerts drivers backing out of a parking space when traffic is approaching from the sides" CBA City Brake Assist or City-Brake Active System Gives audio and visual warnings to the driver when the system recognises a high risk of collision. If no action taken, will automatically apply the brakes to avoid collision. CBC Cornering Brake Control The CBC (Cornering Brake Control) system is activated when the car goes round a bend while braking. In this case, the braking pressure is discharged individually onto each wheel in order to maintain vehicle stability, minimising any understeer or oversteer. CRD Common Rail Diesel A single, highly pressurised fuel line supplies diesel to all cylinders allowing for finer control over fuel use. Vastly reduces diesel engine's noise and improves fuel economy. CV Joint Constant Velocity Joint A mechanical coupling that allows drive shafts not in the same plane, to spin at the same speeds. CVT Continuously Variable Transmission A continuously variable transmission is an automatic transmission that can vary drive ratios seamlessly using an internal belt and cone arrangement. DAC Downhill Assist Control A safety feature intended for off-road use. The vehicle's ABS and throttle control systems to maintain a gradual, more controlled decent on steep or slippery off-road surfaces. DOHC Double Overhead Camshaft A now very common engine design that places two camshafts (one to operate inlet valves, one to operate exhaust valves) mounted above the cylinder head. DRL Daytime Running Lamps Vehicle front lamps used to increase visability for daytime driving. DST Dynamic Steering Torque This function integrates the electric steering into the operation of VDC. This active electronic steering system improves both driving safety and handling performance. In all driving conditions, the electronic steering suggests the correct manoeuvres for the driver to perform, allowing excellent grip performance and providing a great sense of safety. DSG Direct Shift Gearbox A computer controlled manual gearbox that pre selects additional gears to the current driven gear. No clutch pedal is required and the next gear can be engaged very rapidly. DPF Diesel Particulate Filter A devise designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. DSC Dynamic Stability Control DSC helps prevent understeer or oversteer by managing the braking force and engine torque delivered to individual wheels, maximising traction on the road surface. DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code A code retrieved from a vehicle self diagnostic system. Obtained by a manufacture special scan tool. Alerting the vehicle operator by way of warning light or display. EBA Emergency Brake Assist Brake-assist monitors brake pedal force and input speed to determine when emergency braking is occurring. When detected, it automatically applies maximum braking force to all wheels. EBD Electronic Brake Distribution Electronically controls and distributes appropriate brake pressure to all brakes dependant on load and braking force. Replaces traditional mechanical brake proportioning valve. ECU Electronic Control Unit An ECU is an electronic "brain" which controls a system in a car, such as the engine management system, transmission or body electrics. ECT Engine Coolant Temperature Used to monitor engine coolant temperature, giving an indication of engine temperature. Via gauge or light. ECTS Electronic Control Throttle System Provides an all-electronic system able to detect throttle pedal position by means of a series of sensors. It then relays that information to a computer which instantaneously activates the throttle by means of a DC motor.Also know as FLY BY WIRE/DRIVE BY WIRE. ECM Electronic Control Module An ECM is an electronic "brain" which controls a system in a car, such as the engine management system, transmission or body electrics. EDC Electronic Damper Control An EDU-controlled wheel suspension system that adjusts the shock absorbers and regulates damper forces electronically adapting to changing road, load or driving conditions. EDL Electronic Diff Lock Electronically brakes a spinning wheel, transferring torque across the axle to the opposite wheel. EFI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI systems replace carburettors as fitted to older vehicles. The electronically controlled fuel injectors deliver fuel more efficiently, improving economy, emissions and drivability. EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation A proportion of exhaust gasses are redirected back into the engine to help burn fuel more efficiently and significantly reduce harmful emissions. EGT Exhaust Gas Temperature Used to monitor the exhaust gas temperature of an internal combustion engine. ELR Emergency Locking Retractor Seatbelts which are always unlocked except in emergency situations such as rapid deceleration, rapid acceleration or hard cornering manoeuvres. EPS Electric Power Steering Uses an electric motor to provide directional control to the driver, without any hydraulic systems. ESP Electronic Stability Programme Dramitically helps in correcting vehicle instability during uncontrollable under or over steer situations by measuring lateral acceleration at the car's centre of gravity. And applying the brakes to individual wheels to keep the vehicle heading in the right direction. Also known as VSA, DSC, ESC. ESS Emergency Signal System The Emergency Signal System (ESS) causes the hazard lights to flash at high speed if the driver suddenly brakes when traveling at high speed. FCM Forward Collision Mitigation Radar is used to identify obstructions ahead and warn of a potential collision. If the risk remains, this system applies the brakes to mitigate a collision. FOW Forward Obstruction Warning Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) detects vehicles or obstacles in front of the car using a millimeter-wave radar. The system calculates the distance to the object in front and, if the car gets close enough that there is a risk of collision, sounds an alarm and displays a visual alert, prompting the driver to apply the brake. FSI Fuel Stratified Injection Petrol is injected at high pressure directly into the combustion chamber; the air fuel mixture can run far leaner than conventional EFI systems so is more efficient. Also known as DI (Direct Injection) or GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection). FWD Front Wheel Drive Engine power is delivered through the front wheels. More common today than Rear Wheel Drive. Also 2wd, 2x4 GVW Gross Vehicle Weight The maximum recommended weight for a vehicle, including: the weight of the vehicle itself, fuel and other fluids, passengers, and all cargo. GDI Gasoline Direct Injection Very high pressure fuel injection directly into the engine combustion chamber. Enabling increased efficiency of engine operation. Also known as DI,FSI. i-ELOOP Intelligent Energy Loop A brake energy regeneration system. Mazda uses this to power to relieve the engine from the need to produce this electricity for your in-car stereo, navigation system, lights, and anything else electrical. IPAS Intelligent Parking Assist System APGS Advanced Parking Guidance, Automatic Parking. Assists drivers parking their vehicles, with little input from the user. HAC Hill Assist Control A safety feature intended for off-road use. Helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backward or slipping sideways when performing hill start on steep or slippery gradients. HBC High Beam Control High Beam Control (HBC) detects oncoming and preceding vehicles and automatically switches between high and low beams during night driving, making it easier for the driver to recognize hazards. HDC Hill Decent Control Allows a smooth and controlled hill descent in rough terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. When on, the vehicle will descend using the ABS brake system to control each wheel's speed. If the vehicle accelerates without driver input, the system will automatically apply the brakes to slow down to the desired vehicle speed. HSA Hill Start Assist Keeps the brakes applied even when the driver has taken their foot off the brake pedal. Brake releases when the vehicle starts moving. HEV Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Vehicle which combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system. HID High Intensity Discharge High Intensity Discharge lighting technology uses electric inducers to provide an arc inside a gas-filled bulb, enhancing night driving. Only trained technicians should maintain the system. HDI/TDI High-pressure Direct Injection Diesel direct injection engine. Also referred as TDI. Injecting high pressure fuel directly into the engine combustion chamber. Improving engine efficiently. IMA Integrated Motor Assist. The IMA uses an electric motor mounted between the internal combustion engine and transmission to act as a starter motor, battery charger, and assist the internal combustion engine with extra power and torque. ISOFIX International Standards Organisation Method to fit child seats into cars easily as well as safely, in America this standard is called LATCH (Lower Anchor and Thethers for Children). LDW Lane Departure Warning The system recognizes the lane in which the car is traveling. When the driver unintentionally drifts out of the travelling lane, the system alerts the driver with a visual warning on the display and an audible signal. LED Light Emitting Diodes Semiconductors that emit light when an electric current is applied. Increasingly popular in vehicle lighting as they have a much quicker response time and last longer. LEV Low-Emission Vehicle Vehicle which emits low levels of exhaust emissions, anti polution. LKAS Lane Keep Assist System Lane Keep Assist System is designed to keep you from drifting out of your lane. Only available when travelling above 72kph – the system uses a camera to detect lane markings.If activated and you move out of your lane without indicating, you’ll get visual and audible alerts. If you don’t react, the steering will be automatically adjusted to get you back on track.(Honda) LPG Liquid Petroleum Gas LPG is a popular alternative fuel to petrol or diesel. The cost per litre is less than petrol but it is less fuel efficient. LSD Limited Slip Differential A Limited Slip Differential allows two driving wheels to operate in unison when one breaks traction. It provides improved control and traction in slippery conditions. LWB Long Wheel Base Front and rear axles are further apart therefore the body or cargo deck of a commercial vehicle will be longer than other model variations. MIL Malfunction Indicator Lamp Also known as a check engine light, is a tell-tail to indicate malfunction of a computerized engine management system MMI Multimedia Interface MMI consists of a single integrated interface, which controls a variety of devices and functions of the car. The system consists of the MMI terminal and the MMI display screen MOD Moving Object Detection By detecting moving objects around the car and alerting the driver, this technology enhances safety when pulling out of a parking space, helping give drivers better awareness of their surroundings and increased peace of mind. MRCC Mazda Radar Cruise Control Uses a millimeter wave radar to judge the relative speed and distance to the car ahead and automatically controls vehicle speed. MSR Motor Slip Regulation MSR is a system to prevent the engine locking during over-run that gradually adapts engine braking action to the driving situation. NCAP New Car Assessment Programme The New Car Assessment Programme is an independent assessment of the safety performance of a motor vehicle. Vehicles are crash tested and awarded a number of stars for their safety performance. Known as ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme). OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer Manufacurer/supplier of components fitted to a new car at the time of manufacture. PAS Power Assisted Steering A system designed to reduce the effort required to steer the vehicle, particularly at low parking speeds. Can be hydraulic, electric or a combination of both. PDC Park Distance Control An audible warning device that alerts the driver when their car is getting close to other cars or objects when parking. RPM Revolutions Per Minute How fast the engine is turning i.e. how many times the crankshaft rotates in one minute. RSC Roll Stability Control Control system to prevent the vehicle from rolling over. RVM Rear Vehicle Monitoring System The Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVM) uses a rear bumper-mounted quasi-milliwave radar to measure the distance to cars approaching from behind or in neighboring lanes. It warns the driver by alarm and warning lamp if there is a danger of collision when changing lanes. RWD Rear Wheel Drive Engine power is delivered through the rear wheels. Less common today than FWD. SAT-NAV Satellite Navigation System GPS technology interfaces with mapping software either built to provide spoken, turn by turn instructions to drivers. Also known as GPS (Global Positioning System). SBS Smart Brake Support Using a millimeter-wave radar (SBS) is capable of detecting vehicles and obstacles as far as 200 m ahead. When a risk of collision is detected, the system slows the car via a two-stage brake operation.SBS aims to help the driver avoid or reduce the severity of collisions, particularly when driving at mid- to high speeds (between 15 km/h and 145 km/h), by automatically applying the brake if there is a danger of collision.(Mazda) SCBC Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) helps the driver avoid frontal collisions while driving at the slow speeds common in urban areas or congested traffic.When driving at low speeds (approximately 4 - 30 km/h) a laser sensor mounted on the windsheild senses the car in front. If the system detects a risk of collision, it prepares the brake system to be ready to deliver maximum stopping power when the driver brakes. If the driver does not take evasive action such as braking or steering, the system simultaneously applies the brakes and reduces engine output.(Mazda) SIDI Spark Ignition Direct Injectin Very high pressure fuel injection directly into the engine combustion chamber. Enabling increased efficiency of engine operation. SUV Sport Utility Vehicle Mid size vehicle used for on or off road. Can be two or four wheel drive. SWB Short Wheel Base Front and rear axles are closer together therefore the body or cargo deck of a commercial vehicle will be shorter. SRS Supplementary Restraint System Designed to be used in conjunction with seatbelts, SRS refers to a vehicle's airbag system. Airbags are designed to reduce occupant injury in the event of a crash and are deployed when the SRS sensors detect a predetermined level of impact force. TCS Traction Control System Function of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) designed to prevent loss of traction of the driven road wheels.TCS control actuates torque reduction through electronic throttle control, fuel cut and ignition timing control, as well as using brake control to control traction. TCT Twin Clutch Transmission A semi-automatic transmission system with double dry clutch, consisting of two gearboxes in parallel that allow the next gear to engage while the previous one is still engaged. TDI Turbo Diesel Injection Most modern diesel engines are now fitted with turbochargers to maximise performance. TFSI Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection Volkswagen group (VW, Audi, Porsche) terminology for their combination of turbocharged, fuel stratified injection engines. VDC Vehicle Dynamic Control VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) is a system that intervenes in conditions approaching the limit, when vehicle stability is at risk, and assists the driver in controlling the car. TSI Turbocharged Supercharged Injection Volkswagen group terminology for their small capacity, petrol engines that optimise fuel economy and performance by incorporating both a turbo and a supercharger system. Also Known as Turbo Stratified Injection VGT Variable Geometry Turbo This system varies airflow angle across an engine's turbo blades providing optimum power delivery across a broader rev range. Now commonplace in modern diesel engines. VIN Vehicle Identification Number A unique 17 digit number, for each individual car, that can indentifiy date of manufacture, manufacturing plant and standards etc. VSA/ECS Vehicle Stability Assist (or Electronic Stability Control) Designed to anticipate when the car is being driven either deliberately or inadvertently in such a way that a loss of front or rear tyre grip is about to occur. Function of Traction Control. Vtec Valve Timing Electronic Control A system developed by Honda to improve the volumetric efficiency of a four-stroke internal combustion engine. The VTEC system uses two camshaft profiles and hydraulically selects between profiles. VVT Variable Valve Timing VVT systems advance or retard camshaft timing to optimising engine efficiency, performance and exhaust emissions. Also known as, vvti,vvtl-i,vvt-ie,dual vvt. ZEV Zero Emission Vehicle Vehicle that emmits zero exhaust emissions. Full electric vehicle. 4Motion VW four wheel drive Volkswagen terminology for some of their four wheel drive models Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  14. I think it completely depends on the owner of the petrol station. Personally, I prefer HP and BP inside city limits. On highways, I don't trust any brands. On highways, I am using only Relaince. I felt the quality of Reliance is good based on mileage.
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    Hyderabad to Pune Road condition

    Thank you for the update. How many kilometers of bad patch is still pending?