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Transportation

Submission + - World's Cheapest Car Unveiled

learningtree writes: Following up on the previous article regarding Tata Motors' People's Car, Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Motors today unveiled the Tata 'NANO', the People's Car that India and the world have been looking forward to. The car was unveiled on the opening day of 9th AutoExpo Show in New Delhi.
A development, which signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the Tata Nano brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands of families. The Nano will be launched in India later in 2008, with the base model starting at Rs 100,000 (US $2500).
The car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623cc, 33ps, multi-point fuel injection petrol engine. According to Tata Motors, the lean design strategy has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system. It also exceeds exceeds current safety regulatory requirements.
Transportation

Submission + - Tata Set to Launch World's Cheapest Car

theodp writes: "Ready for one-automobile-per-child (OAPC)? India's giant Tata Group is on the verge of launching the world's cheapest car. The People's Car, slated to be unveiled January 10th at a New Delhi auto show, will carry a sticker price of 100,000 rupees ($2,500), which some analysts say could revolutionize automobile costs worldwide. The cheap car, a pet project of Cornell-trained architect Ratan Tata that he helped design, is aimed at improving driving safety by getting India's masses off their motorbikes and into cars."
Power

Submission + - Via Launches x86 1 Watt Processor (extremetech.com)

learningtree writes: Via has launched an ultra-low power edition of its x86 Eden processor that consumes just 1 Watt at full power. The processor, clocked at 500 MHz is targeted at industrial, embedded and ultra-low power applications. But should we expect some ultra-portable notebooks to feature this processor, with an extremely good battery life ? Seems doubtful ...

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