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10 stunning automotive inspired gadgets

We are always exhilarated by the little view of our favorite cars. From Porsche to Ferrari, from Lamborghini to BMW, etc. Now we can flaunt these car designs in our pockets through these geeky gadgets with engraved emblems of our beloved cars. Take a look.

World's Best Limo's

HQ Wallapers of Future Designer cars

Take a look at some future designer cars.

Designing of Car using CATIA V5


HQ Wallpapers of concept bikes

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another Low priced hatchback - FORD FIGO sets to hit Indian roads next month.

Priced in the range of 3.5-5 lakh rupees, the new Figo is designed keeping in mind the needs and demands of the Indian Consumers.The new Ford Figo comes in two variants, a 70 Bhp DuraTec Petrol and a 68 Bhp DuraTorq Diesel engine. Figo has the largest boot space in the category of 284L. Figo is the well proportioned car giving you enough head, leg and shoulder space.

Figo is available in the following colors: Diamond white, Panther black, Moondust silver, Sea grey and Color ad red.

Ford is featured with rapid deceleration Warning system. The vehicles behind you will automatically be warned if the speed of the vehicle reaches 96kmph. The car is equipped with dual air bags fitted for the driver and the front passenger seats as part of the active safety standards

Ford Figo will be built exclusively in India and exported to Asia-Pacific and Africa regions. Now, dealer sources have revealed that the demo version is already available and the customers can book the model now. However, no test drives are being offered to the customers yet.

Read more: Ford Figo bookings start with deliveries slated for March 2010 - WheelsUnplugged Automobile Industry News
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Tata Aria to hit roads in Late 2010

Tata Motors unveiled its new crossover vehicle Tata Aria at the Delhi Auto Expo 2010. The model is set to arrive at the showrooms by second half of the year. "Tata Aria’s unique design and construction makes it robust, elegant and comfortable. The interiors, with three rows of theatre style seating, present a luxurious world of premium features comprising 3D surround sound, dimming roof lamps, in-dash built in GPS, a state-of-the-art infotainment system, multifunctional steering wheel, dual air conditioning with automatic climate control and cruise control,” said official statement from Tata Motors.

The UK R&D center of Tata Motors has significantly contributed to the design and development of Tata Aria. The same team had developed Tata Nano earlier and has worked diligently for past three years on this model as well.

The new Tata Aria will be powered by 2.2-litre direct injection common-rail (DICOR) diesel engine delivers 139 horsepower and 320Nm of torque, and 4WD is available as an option. The car has a design of an MPV but has capabilities of an SUV. It will compete with Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Chevrolet Captiva in the Indian market.

Most Awaited Car of the year- Volkswagen Polo to start from Rs. 4.34 lakh !

Volkswagen launched its premium hatchback Polo in India on Tuesday.

Bookings have opened and the deliveries would begin from March 8. The car will be made available by the 40 Volkswagen dealers in the country. The ex-showroom (New Delhi) price of a 1.2 litre petrol variant is Rs 4.34 lakh and the high-end diesel variant Rs 6.70 lakh.

Mr Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said, “ It is for the first time that we are entering the volume segment and we hope that Polo will be the major growth driver for us. Our aim is to capture 8-10 per cent of the market in 3-4 years.”

The first Polo from VW's Chakan plant rolled out in December 2009. It was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in January. The annual production capacity at Chakan is 1,10,000 units.

Polo has added to the competition in the high-end compact segment which includes Hyundai i10, i20, Maruti Swift, A-Star and Ritz, apart from Fiat's Grande Punto and Skoda Fabia. This category is the fastest growing segment which grew 55 per cent at 2,25,000 units so far in this fiscal. “We think it will grow even faster. And, we will garner a fair share,” Mr Garg said.

Asked about production and sales targets for Polo, he said that the company's entire focus was on the domestic market and there would be no production constraints. “We will serve as much as the market can absorb.” The Polo is priced below the Skoda Fabia, a hatchback from Volkswagen's group company Skoda Auto India. The Fabia starts at Rs 4.92 lakh and goes up to Rs 7.71 lakh. There was speculation in the market as to whether the Polo would be positioned above or below the Fabia, as worldover the VW is a premium brand compared to the Skoda. Ford India will shortly launch its hatchback Figo, adding to competition in the segment, which will intensify further once Nissan launches its hatchback in May.

Volkswagen will launch a new sedan in the second half of the calendar year.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

10 Stunning Automotive Inspired Gadgets

We are always exhilarated by the little view of our favorite cars. From Porsche to Ferrari, from Lamborghini to BMW, etc. Now we can flaunt these car designs in our pockets through these geeky gadgets with engraved emblems of our beloved cars. Take a look.

1. Nokia BMW Concept Video Phone:

2. LG VW Beetle MP3 Player:

3. Hummer HT1 Mobile Phone:

4. Ferrari 1100 laptop by Acer:

5. McLaren Sharp 770SH Mobile:

6. Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Siro:

7. Lamborghini Asus VX3 laptop:
8. Ego for Bentley Laptop Bag:

9. Motorola MotoRAZR Maxx V6F:

10. Porsche Design P6341 Edition Watch:

Dassault Systemes Launches Release 20 of V5 PLM Platform

A world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today launched Release 20 of its collaborative V5 PLM portfolio, including CATIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, and DELMIA. Today's launch of V5R20 includes enhancements to DS' ENOVIA SmarTeam multi-CAD collaboration software, integration of SIMULIA's nonlinear and thermal realistic simulation capabilities into the V5 platform, as well as unique composites design and simulation capabilities in the CATIA and SIMULIA brand portfolios. V5R20 also features various enhancements across the entire product portfolio, including digital manufacturing, furthering support for production deployments and overall usability.

V5's openness is advanced in Release 20 with updated multi-CAD integrations and a new 3D viewer available directly within ENOVIA SmarTeam. In addition, V5R20 introduces a new product, CATIA Extended STEP Interface. It enhances large assembly archiving with nested assembly support and in V5R20's Q2 2010 update will feature unique comprehensive support for composites design attributes and functional tolerancing & annotation data. Q2 2010's update to the entire V5 portfolio will also include support for Windows 7.

"Comprehensive, robust, and proven -- these are words I use to describe our DS PLM implementation," said Dan Lyvers, vice president, Engineering, Viking Range Corporation . "The breadth of the DS PLM portfolio ensures that we can consistently deliver on all of our major programs. And the tight integration of the individual solutions, including ENOVIA SmarTeam and CATIA, ensures collaboration between our enterprise and multi-discipline engineering users, enabling everyone to innovate together."

"My guiding philosophy is that Dassault Systemes never rests. Our commitment is to deliver not only the grand innovations that enable tomorrow's industrial processes, but also constant, unwavering improvements to our customers' deployments," said Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Research & Development, Dassault Systemes. "It is the innovations in the details, that frequently make the difference for our customers."

Thanks to realistic simulation technology from SIMULIA, V5R20 now enables customers to include nonlinear and thermal physics behavior in their design while maintaining full integration with PLM data and processes.

"We are focused on designing reliable fire detection and extinguishing equipment that experiences extreme pressure during operation. It is critical that we simulate the physical performance of our products both accurately and efficiently," stated Jean-Marie Bocquart, technical director, L'Hotellier, a Hamilton Sundstrand company. "Due to stringent performance and development time requirements, we selected SIMULIA V5 Extended Analysis to improve the analysis of our products' nonlinear behavior during the design phase directly in CATIA V5."

V5R20: Investing in Collaboration and Openness

CATIA V5R20 serves customers in production and support business processes across all industries

-- CATIA V5R20 leverages collaboration and productivity with CATIA Composites solutions: -- Enables seamless collaboration between engineering and manufacturing thanks to full generative manufacturing part creation taking into account engineering requirements. The manufactured part is automatically created from and synchronized with the engineering part, taking down the turnaround time from a day to minutes.

-- Offers concurrent working on the same composite part, later merging and synchronizing separately designed stacks into a single manufactured composite part.

-- Delivers significant gain in productivity thanks to the new grid-based design methodology which automatically generates plies by taking each cell's composite specifications defined during simulation and applying composite design best practices.

-- CATIA V5R20 ICEM shape design solution provides the full ICEM capabilities augmented with the V5 values: Associativity, Capture and Reuse, Know How capitalization and Business Process workflow integration.

-- CATIA V5R20 delivers top requirement for the aerospace industry by promoting openness and collaboration for STEP Interface: It advances large assembly archiving with nested assembly support and will include full composite data and FT&A in the standard STEP format. This enables long-term archiving of this data, as well as improves data exchange between different CAD formats.

-- CATIA V5R20 fully addresses powertrain processes. Functional modeling allows users to design components such as oil pans, gear boxes, or motor brackets up to 40% faster than the competition. It also enables extended collaboration on complex components designed simultaneously by multiple users.

V5R20 Accelerates Realistic Simulation:

-- SIMULIA Inside V5 for Enhanced Analysis: SIMULIA Extended Analysis allows V5 users, including designers, to simulate real-world nonlinear or thermal behavior of their products with proven Abaqus FEA technology. -- Nonlinear analysis capabilities now allow users to accurately simulate large displacements, complex contact interactions, and highly deformable materials such as rubber and plastic.

-- Integrated thermal analysis functionality enables V5 users to improve product performance by analyzing the effect of temperature distribution in parts or assemblies, such as electronic circuit boards, automotive engines, or consumer appliances such as stove-tops.

-- Rule Based Meshing: This new product enables V5 analysis users to capture their knowledge and define meshing rules to automate the creation of high quality surface meshes. Other V5 users can then select their target simulation application such as noise and vibration, durability, or crash, and have a mesh created automatically, accounting for element quality and geometric features such as holes and fillets. This results in greater efficiency, improved mesh consistency, and greater confidence in simulation accuracy.

-- Improved Analysis of Composite Materials: V5 analysis capabilities enable users to simulate the structural integrity of composite layups defined in CATIA Composite Design (CPD). Improvements in simulation post-processing capabilities enable ply-per-ply post-processing of analysis results using ply names.