Commonly Used Abbreviations, Acronyms, Short Forms Mnemonics on TAI


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Guys ,when I was new to automotive forum, it was very difficult to understand the whole meaning of an informative post due to lack of understanding and more specifically misunderstanding of English and Automobile related shortforms and pnemonics, such as OT, BTW, AFAIK.ICE .
Also there are n number of guests who might be facing same problems So I searched for them on TAI , couldn't find a thread then decided to start one .
I request all members to contrbute here so that finally opening post is edited to create a comprehensive chart.

Mods, please merge the thread if such a thread already exists.

OT - off topic
ICE-In Car Entertainment.
AFA -As far as
AFAIK-As far as I know.
BTW-By the way.
Qjd-quadrajet
mjd-multijet
VGT-variable geomatric turbo
FGT-fixed geometric turbo
IMHO-in my humble opinion
IMO-in my opinion.
ASAP-As soon as possible.
Amby-Ambassador car
MSIL-Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
TML-TATA motors limited.
 
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Re: Commonly used shortforms and pnemonics on TAI.

Sorry, for the typo in the opening post.


Here I have tried to do it alphabetically.
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4x4,4 WD -four wheel drive
4x2,2 WD -2 wheel drive

A
AC, A/C -Air conditioning
ABS - Anti lock braking system
ACC -Automatic climate control.
AFA -as far as
AFAIK -as far as I know
Amby -ambassador.
ARAI -Automotive Reaserch Association OF India.(situated in Pune)
ASAP -as soon as possible.
AT -Automatic Transmission
AWD -All wheel drive

B

BHP - Brake Horse Power(now converted to PS)
BTW -By the way

C
CARB -Carburettor
CBU - completely built unit (imported vehicle)
Cc -Cubic Capacity
CNG - compressed natural gas.
CRDI - common rail direct injection

D
DI -direct injection.
DIY - do it yourself.
DOHC - Double overhead camshaft.
DRL -daytime running lights

E

EBD - Electronic brake (force) distribution.
ECM -engine(electronic) control module
ECU -engine(electronic) control unit
EMI -Equated monthly installment.
EPS - Electronic Power steering.

F
FE -fuel economy.
FFE -Free flow exaust.
FGT -fixed geometric turbo
FWD - Front wheel drive
FYI -for your information.
FYKI - for your kind information.

G
GC -ground clearance.
GPS - global positioning system
HP - Horse power
HU -Head Unit (of music system)
HVAC -heating, ventilation ,air conditioning.

I
ICE -In car entertainment.
IDI - indirect injection.
IIRC If I recall correctly.
IMO In my opinion.
IMHO -In my humble opinion.
IRVM -Internal rear view mirror.

k
KMPH -kilometers per hr
KMPL -Kilometers per lit.

L
LHD -Left hand drive
:lol!: -laugh out loudly
LPG -liquid petroleum gas

LSD -low sulfer diesel.

M
MASS -Maruti ASS.
MJd -multi jet
Mods -Moderators of TAI / modification.
MPFI -multiport fuel injection.
MPH - miles per hr
MPV -multipurpose vehicle.
MUV -multi utility vehicle

Q
Qjd -quadrajet

N
nm -newton meters
NVH -noise vibration harshness

O
OBD -on board diagnostic s
OEM -original equipment manufacture r
ORVM -outside rear view mirror
OT -off topic

P
PDI -Predelivery inspection.
PM -pvt. Message
PRI -preregistration inspection.
POV -point of view
PS -pferdestarke (unit of power )

R

RHD -Right hand drive.
ROFL -Rolled over floor laughing
RVM -rear view mirror.
RWD - Rear wheel drive

S
SA -sales advisor.
SE -sales executive, /salesmam
SRS , - supplementary restraint system. eg. Airbags
SUV - sports utility vehicle.

T
TASS Tata ASS
TC - turbocharge r , traction control.
TML -tata moters ltd.

U
ULSD -ultra low sulfer diesel.
UV -utility vehicle.

V

VFM -value for money.
VGT variable geometric turbo
VVT -variable valve timing.

W
WIP -work in progress.
 
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Re: Commonly used shortforms and pnemonics on TAI.

What?
I thought ASS stands for Authorised Service Statoin! Lol!

Some more:
MASS : Maruti ASS
TASS : Tata ASS
Scorpy: Scorpio car
Beemer: BMW
Merc: Mercedes
Lambo: Lamborghini
Octy: Octavia
Chevy: Chevrolet

Some member names :stupid:
TFF : Theferrarifan
TDK: The dark knight
 
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Re: Commonly used shortforms and pnemonics on TAI.

Very informative thread specially foe people who are not very famalier with these short terms.
thanks for this thread[:D]
 
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Re: Commonly used shortforms and pnemonics on TAI.

Some more
ACON -airconditioner on
AKA - also known as

BS2 ,3 ,4 - Bharat Stage 2,3 ,4

EGR - Exaust Gas Recirculation
E 5 - 5% ethanol blended fuel
E 10 - 10% ethanol blended fuel

CO2 - carbon dioxide

DAB -driver's airbag

i.e. -that is


NOx -nitrous oxide


:kewlpics: -cool pictures

LMD -left middle door
LRD -left rear door


Mag -alloy wheel
Mint - original condition of a vehicle.

OE -original equipment
Opt. -optional

PAB -passeger air bag
PS -power steering.
PW -power window

RRD right rear door
RKE -remote keyless entry

S 4 WD -Selectable 4 wheel drive

TAI -The Automotive India :stupid:
TAIan, taian -The automotive indian

VIN -vehicle identification number.
viz. -namely
 
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ANHC -all new honda city
DC - Dilip Chhabriya -car designer
DDis -direct diesel injection system.
DIN - Detusches Institut fü r Normung , indicates size of head unit of cars music system.
2 DIN /double DIN - HU size 4 x 7 inches


HID - High Intensity Discharge(lamps)
HM -Hindustan Motors.

GM -General Motors.

LUV -luxury utility vehicle

MPV -multipurpose vehicle

NHC - new honda city

OHC -old honda city

Single DIN - 2 x 7 inches HU of music system.

TCIC - Turbo charged Intercooler

TFT - Thin film transistor
 
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JLR = Jaguar Land Rover

HMSI = Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India

HMC = Hero Moto Corp
 
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