Tata Motors Debuts MegaPixel EV Concept


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Man this concept looks killer, way to go TATA[clap].

But sadly all the great/hot concepts they have shown at Geneva have never come to production, be it Prima,Aria,Nano europa,etc.[cry]
 

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Re: Tata Debuts MegaPixel EV Concept

Another jaw-dropping concept from an Indian manufacturer. MegaPixel's website is now online: Tata Mega Pixel

PS: Posts moved as this topic deserves a separate discussion thread.

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500Nm torque at each wheel

Inductive charge system or fast charge (80% capability in 30 minutes)

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Tata Motors today presented at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show the Tata Megapixel, a new four-seater city-smart global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept for the performance-seeking and environment-conscious motorist anywhere in the world. Combining a lithium ion phosphate battery and an on-board petrol engine generator for recharging on the move, the Tata Megapixel offers a range of up to 900 km (with a single tank of fuel), path-breaking CO2 emission of just 22 gm / km and fuel economy of 100 km / litre (under battery only power). Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prakash M. Telang, Managing Director - India Operations, Tata Motors, said, “The Tata Megapixel, developed by our design centres in India, the UK and Italy, is our idea of a city car for discerning motorists in any megacity of the world. It is a result of the progress we have made on the Tata Pixel, displayed last year, and also denotes the company’s future design direction.”

The class-leading ‘Zero Turn’ drive system of the Tata Pixel (shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show) has been taken to an even higher level of manoeuvrability in the Tata Megapixel. The car’s electric drive has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel. When parking, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling an exceptional 2.8 metre turning radius. The at-home charging system is an as innovative induction charging system. The car has simply to be parked over the induction pad for charging to begin.
The Tata Megapixel is as distinctive in elegantly melding Indian uniqueness – in colours, graphic themes or materials – with global styling preferences. The integrated lamp and grille graphics sweep back over the front wheel arches to render a dynamic front end. It is echoed on the panoramic roof, creating a harmony between sun & shade and sense of interior space. The floating C-pillar and wrap-around belt line finisher integrate perfectly with the sculpted body surface, flowing freely to the rear and encapsulating the 5-spoke wheel design.

A double-sliding door system and the car’s B-pillar less design make entry/exit easy, besides superb visibility. The battery layout and hub motors maximize the interior package. So, the Tata Megapixel comfortably accommodates four adults with luggage. The front seats are cantilevered on the central tunnel, releasing floor space for additional storage. Light leather trims and rose metal details accentuate the joyous marriage of richness of tradition and innovativeness of technology. This fusion is heightened by an advanced human machine interface (HMI). The console docking point can connect a smart phone with the car. The built-in large touchscreen HMI, at the centre of the instrument panel, thus becomes a common access point for the repertoire of the smart device and for controlling the functions of the car, like temperature, ventilation, driving modes and performance. Tata Motors’ displays also include the new generation Tata Safari Storme SUV, the Tata Aria crossover, the Tata Indigo Manza sedan and the Tata Indica Vista hatchback.

(L to R) – Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons & Tata Motors, Mr. Cyrus P Mistry, Deputy Chairman, Tata Sons, Mr. Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman, Tata Motors, Mr. P M Telang, Managing Director- India Operations, Tata Motors and Dr. Timothy Leverton, Head- Product.
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ya this way in newspaper at a bottom small corner[angry]
tata is now a days comming up with new ideas. i have the price rate increase make them think new.
Btw Ratan Tata also mentioned about diesel version and improving the power( I guess BHP) of Sold nanos
 
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Yesterday watched 'Car n Bike Show' which was based on this year's Geneva Show.SVP showed the top 10 cars from Geneva in which 'MegaPixel' made it to the top of his list.He also showed a concise interview with Mr. TATA as it would be his last Geneva Show.

According to him megapixel is painted red because the first Indica was also launched in red colour and the engineers of it wanted to make a tribute to Ratan Tata on the eve of his last Geneva Auto show.Remember Tata are coming to Geneva from 1998 itself.
 
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Tata Motors presented Megapixel at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Tata Motors presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show the Tata Megapixel, a new four-seater city-smart global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept for the performance-seeking and environment-conscious motorist anywhere in the world.

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Combining a lithium ion phosphate battery and an on-board petrol engine generator for recharging on the move, the Tata Megapixel offers a range of up to 900 km (with a single tank of fuel), path-breaking CO2 emission of just 22 gm / km and fuel economy of 100 km / litre (under battery only power).

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The class-leading ‘Zero Turn’ drive system of the Tata Pixel (shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show) has been taken to an even higher level of manoeuvrability in the Tata Megapixel.

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The car’s electric drive has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel. When parking, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling an exceptional 2.8 metre turning radius.

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Electric motors, one at each wheel. When parking, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling an exceptional 2.8 metre turning radius.

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The at-home charging system is an as innovative induction charging system. The car has simply to be parked over the induction pad for charging to begin.The Tata Megapixel is as distinctive in elegantly melding Indian uniqueness – in colours, graphic themes or materials – with global styling preferences.

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Elegantly melding Indian uniqueness – in colours, graphic themes or materials – with global styling preferences.The integrated lamp and grille graphics sweep back over the front wheel arches to render a dynamic front end.

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Sweep back over the front wheel arches to render a dynamic front end.
It is echoed on the panoramic roof, creating a harmony between sun & shade and sense of interior space. The floating C-pillar and wrap-around belt line finisher integrate perfectly with the sculpted body surface, flowing freely to the rear and encapsulating the 5-spoke wheel design.

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A double-sliding door system and the car’s B-pillar less design make entry/exit easy, besides superb visibility.The battery layout and hub motors maximize the interior package. So, the Tata Megapixel comfortably accommodates four adults with luggage.

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The front seats are cantilevered on the central tunnel, releasing floor space for additional storage. Light leather trims and rose metal details accentuate the joyous marriage of richness of tradition and innovativeness of technology.This fusion is heightened by an advanced human machine interface (HMI). The console docking point can connect a smart phone with the car.

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The built-in large touchscreen HMI, at the centre of the instrument panel, thus becomes a common access point for the repertoire of the smart device and for controlling the functions of the car, like temperature, ventilation, driving modes and performanceThe Tata Megapixel denotes Tata Motors’ progression from the Tata Pixel, based on the Tata Nano and a city car concept for Europe, reflecting the company’s future design direction

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Tata unveils Megapixel at the Geneva Motor Show Photos | Pictures - Yahoo! News India
 
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Tata mega pixel first drive - yet another innovation ?

When Tata revealed the Pixel concept at March’s Geneva Motor Show, it showed CGI footage of the car doing U-turns in narrow streets and parking in spaces that drivers of conventional cars could only ever dream about.

It has taken Tata’s UK-based engineering team – led by Nick Fell, the man behind the MGF – the past 18 months to perfect the patented zero turn technology, and we got a world exclusive first drive.

“There was an eagerness to show Tata’s growing technical capability,” said Fell. “Particularly to look at something distinctive in a low-cost, low-carbon vehicle.”

Key to the zero turn tech is the unique MacPherson front suspension and steering mechanism that allows the front wheels to tuck back into themselves when turning left or right at angles of up to 105 degrees. Equally important are the two Torotrak variators that counter-rotate the rear wheels as the car pivots around the centre of its rear axle. The team is working on a system that will enable or disable the zero turn capability at a still-to-be-determined speed.

To simplify matters and reduce costs, Tata is developing software that will use the ABS or a modified electronic brake to lock the inner wheel, instead of the complex Torotrak system. “It’s worked well,” says chief test engineer Martin G. Jones. “But it’s costly, and we need to reduce that.”

The simpler set-up widens the turning circle, but by such a small degree that drivers won’t notice any difference to true zero turn.

Tata plans to have a functional Nano running with the system in a year’s time, and then fit it to a version of the range-extending Megapixel, seen at Geneva.

The Pixel we drove feels like any other city car, despite its ability to pivot in its own length. Although the concept car used a three-cylinder 1.2 diesel, this prototype had the 624cc petrol from the Nano – and it struggled for power. But that’s not the point; it’s all about the Brit-designed steering tech. It’s easy to imagine zero turn on a taxi or delivery vehicle, never mind commuter cars of the future.

For more pictures-

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-reviews/61856/tata-pixel-pictures/page/8/0#main-content-area

Read more: Tata Pixel review | Auto Express
 

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