Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tata to launch emo electric car

After showcasing theeMO EV concept as a part of the Michellin Challenge Design at the Detroit Auto Show, Tata is now working with French company Dassualt Systems to commercially produce the car that could cost around Rs. 10 lakh.


After showcasing theeMO EV concept as a part of the Michellin Challenge Design at the Detroit Auto Show, Tata is now working with French company Dassualt Systems to commercially produce the car that could cost around Rs. 10 lakh.




In a statement, Tata Technologies President (Vehicle Programs and Development Group) Kevin Fisher said the company is working on with Dassault Systemes to "leverage the talents of a global engineering team to meet numerous design and cost constraints, as well as create the targeted user experience, including a final vehicle price tag of under USD 20,000."



“The eMO project symbolizes the coming of age of Indian automotive engineering,” said Warren Harris, Tata Technologies President and Global COO. “It is a tangible example of the capability of Tata Technologies to engineer a full vehicle – a first for any India-based engineering services company.” Harris noted that the unique strength of Tata Technologies is the organization’s global reach. “Because we are India-based, Tata Technologies is intimately familiar with developing markets.



Additionally, our experience and presence in Europe and North America means we also have an understanding of developed markets; a combination that provides a competitive advantage to our clients,” he said.Tata Technologies’ Vehicle Programs & Development (VPD) Group, with more than 300 engineers operating from its four automotive engineering centers of excellence worldwide– Pune (India), Detroit, Coventry (UK), and Stuttgart (Germany) – had the responsibility of developing eMO.



Kevin Fisher, VPD President, explained the beginning of the eMO program. “In mid-2010, in anticipation of the April 2011 launch of VPD, we researched numerous concepts for an internal engineering study that would highlight both the Tata Technologies dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainability, and showcase our global experience, knowledge,capacity and innovation.”



The Tata Technologies VPD Group used its unique multidimensional approach to vehicle engineering and development on eMO that leverages the company’s intimate understanding of frugal engineering principles and its unique understanding of the demands of both developed and developing markets; utilizing its Global Delivery Model and proprietary Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) platforms to develop products faster and more cost effectively.



“As we have previously stated, this next decade will see an ever-increasing demand for more efficient and accelerated product development that also will need to incorporate more new technology than the auto industry has seen in 30 years,” Fisher said. “We are positioned to set the pace in automotive product development and technological innovation.”



The eMO architecture emphasizes “right size” personal urban transportation by minimizing its exterior footprint and maximizing interior space; including seating for four adults. Based upon research of city/urban usage, eMO has the flexibility – with rear seats articulated – to do double-duty as a personal cargo carrier, without the mass and cost of a dedicated trunk.



As a ground-up EV study, eMO also incorporates design advantages over an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle like smoother aerodynamic surfaces and shorter overhangs.




With sustainability in mind, eMO benefits from a low carbon footprint and a recyclability strategy. To reduce the overall carbon footprint of the manufacturing, assembly and other associated processes, Tata Technologies eliminated the traditional body shop and paint process, and utilizes many green product materials in eMO.


The 2012 Michelin Challenge Design Theme, “City 2046: Art, Life and Ingenuity – Transforming Personal Mobility,” challenged participants to design a personal, ground-based vehicle that can transport between two and 10 people, meeting the anticipated needs of select cities in 2046, when more options for public and private transport will be offered. Michelin challenged entrants to create a vehicle that can inspire, as well as transport.

Design winners were invited to be an exhibitor in the Michelin Challenge Design at the 2012 NAIAS beginning January 9 and continuing through the public run of the show. “We are delighted to showcase our eMO concept alongside these innovative ideas,” said Fisher.


Stunning ω-shaped building to come up in india

The design concept of the tower is inspired by the ripple effect generated by water droplet, which is also known as the capillary wave.


Parinee ISM is a 140m tall residential tower in India, designed by world renowned architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture International.




The design concept of the tower is inspired by the ripple effect generated by water droplet, which is also known as the capillary wave. The image of the ripple emphasizes fluidity and this idea is reflected in the tower design.



The outline of the tower is demonstrating the fluidity and dynamic nature of the ripple by different combination of flat units. The outline and the ripple pattern can be conceived as an abstract representation of the symbol Ohm (Ω). The ripple effect usually generates a vortex-like space in the center.



The tower design is trying to recapture the essence of this space by creating a large void in the middle along with a special designed clubhouse form.


The 30-storeyed residential tower will come up in Bandra in Mumbai.


The world's most majestic skyscrapers

From the Tower of Babel to the pyramids of Egypt, high rises have always captured the human imagination. Whether in a bid to reach the gods, or to ensure immortality, men have been building skyscrapers that stretch higher than ever into the heavens. Cut to present day, and we follow this obsession around the world, circling the globe in tribute to the world’s most majestic skyscrapers.


The 29-story Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was given an innovation award for its dynamic facade that rotates in response to the movement of the sun by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) on June 13, 2012. The four regional winners include the Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada (Americas); 1 Bligh Street, Sydney (Asia and Australia); Palazzo Lombardia, Milan (Europe); and Doha Tower, Doha (Middle East and Africa). The Chicago based CTBUH, a group of architects and structural engineers that monitors tall building projects around the world, said there has been a "renaissance" in skyscraper development. A record 88 towers taller than 200 meters were completed in 2011 - compared to 32 such projects in 2005.





An artist's rendering of the soon-to-be completed Absolute Towers, a 56-story residential project in Mississauga, Ontario. The towers have been named the Best Tall Building in Americas by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).


A 28-story elliptical tower in Sydney, Australia, was named Best Tall Building in Asia & Australia by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) on June 13, 2012.


Italy's 40-story Palazzo Lombardia in Milan was named the Best Tall Building Europe by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).


This 46-story Doha Tower in Qatar has been named the Best Tall Building in Middle East & Africa by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) on June 13, 2012.


The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was built in 2010. It is 828m high, and has 163 floors.


Taipei 101 in Taiwan was built in 2004. It is 508m high, and has 101 floors.


The Shanghai World Financial Center was built in 2008. It is 492m high, and has 101 floors.

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was built in 1998. It is 452m high, and has 88 floors.



The International Commerce Center in Hong Kong was built in 2010. It is 484m high, and has 108 floors.


The Willis Tower, also known as the Sears Tower, in Chicago was built in 1974. It is 442m high, and has 110 floors.


The Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai was built in 1998. It is 421m high, and has 88 floors.


The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago was built in 2009. It is 415m high, and has 98 floors.


The Empire State Building, New York was built in 1931. It is 381m high, and has 102 floors.

The Guangzhou West Tower in China was built in 2009. It is 438m high, and has 103 stories.


Guinness world records of 2012-iii

Guinness world records of 2012-iii

Longest fingernails on a pair of female hands


Most dogs skipping on the same rope. 13 dogs has skipped the rope at the same time in a Japanese circus.

Largest collection of penguins. Birgit Berends had amassed a collection of 11,062 different penguin-related items.

Fastest wedding chapel. This wedding chapel from Illinois has achieved the speed of about 100 km/h (62 mph).

Most piercings on a male

Youngest person to fly solo around the world. Barrington Irving, a 23-year-old aerospace student, has circumnavigated the globe in his single-engine plane.

Largest chocolate bar

Longest domestic cat (and longest domestic cat tail)

Largest afro

Longest tongue on a female

Largest collection of cows

Longest moustache

Largest crocodile in captivity


Guinness world records of 2012-ii

Guinness world records of 2012-ii


Largest tea party


Largest Zumba class

Multiple record holder. Bridgette Jordan, 22, from Sandoval, Illinois, is 67 cm (2 ft. 3 in.) tall and is a multiple record holder, as she is also one of the shortest living siblings with her 20-year-old brother Brad.



World's tallest living female dog



Most steps walked down by a dog facing forwards balancing a glass of water. This Australian Shepherd has walked down 10 steps while balancing a glass of water.



Fastest time to enter a suitcase. It took 5.43 seconds for Leslie Tipton to enter a zipped suitcase.



Most needles inserted into the head



World's longest career in theater. Israeli actress Hanna Maron has been on stage for 83 years.



Most popular video of any kind


Largest pizza commercially available



Most times to pass through a tennis racket. Skye Broberg has passed her body through a tennis racket seven times in three minutes.



Highest paid actor in a TV drama. Hugh Laurie of FOX�s "House" pulls in $400,000 per episode.



World's biggest whoopee cushion



Most live streams for a single event



Most pots thrown in 1 hour by an individual



Heaviest competitive male bodybuilder. The competition weight of Daniele Seccarecci is 135 kg (297.62 lbs.).



Fastest bog snorkelling triathlon. England's Daniel and Natalie Bent are the world's top brother-sister bog snorkelling duo, with Daniel setting the men's triathlon record of two hours, 21 minutes and five seconds in July 2009 and Natalie setting the women's record of two hours, 45 minutes and 40 seconds in July 2010.



Longest ears on a dog



Largest violin