Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Designing Engineering Excellence

The TVS exhibit at the Delhi 2010 auto expo

An Indian trade show dedicated to showcasing automotive excellence

The 10th auto expo held in New Delhi between Jan 5th – 11th, 2010 was a grand success. There were over 150,000 business visitors, 2000 odd participants and over a million visitors. The crowd consisted of overseas buyer delegations, International Business Visitors, Dealers Delegation, Government Officials, Senior Executives of PSUs, Garage & Workshop Owners, CEOs / Decision Makers, Division Heads, Managers / Department Heads, Engineers, Consultants, Technicians, Mechanics, Drivers, Delegation from State Transport Companies, Delegations from Technical Institutions and General Visitors. The expo was spread across 70,000 square ft at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. It witnessed the largest ever overseas participation with contingents from Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Taiwan. There were 72 vehicle launches at the expo, 10 of them being Global launches. Many participants launched vehicles with the aim of tapping into Indian market, as we have the 2nd largest two-wheeler consumer market in the world.

TVS Motors rocks the Expo:

  One of the front runners in the Indian two-wheeler market, TVS motors, had an excellent expo. TVS showcased its range of existing production models along with those that run on alternative energy sources and an ATV concept vehicle called the Hammerhead. TVS had one of the best exhibits at the expo. The swanky exhibit area was conceptualized and built by Idiom Design and Consulting, Bangalore. The TVS exhibit area was one of the trendiest and most modern looking exhibit areas at the Delhi auto expo.

The Engineering Ripple:

    The design objective that Idiom had been given by TVS was- ‘Real products for Real people’. Keeping this in mind, Idiom came up with a design concept called ‘Engineering Ripple’. As TVS is moving forward with Technology, Idiom felt that they needed a modern design that was interactive and also showed the people how TVS has evolved over the years.

  The exhibit area was designed in such a way that people could have interactive opportunities with the working of these machines. So, in addition to displaying the vehicles, Idiom also embedded working automotive parts (like the disk brake system, fuel intake design and 2-wheeler engines) into the display. There was a history and technology timeline display depicting the evolution of TVS through the years. There was also a visual suspended meeting room overlooking the exhibition space. The Wheels unplugged review says “The display at TVS Motor Company stall demonstrates the company’s unwavering pursuit for green technologies to create pragmatic innovations that benefit the lives of people. “

The 2010 TVS motors line-up:

The TVS section at the expo was well received by many. Anand, an Engineer with a reputed auto-manufacturer said “ABS in two wheelers is a boon to riders. Ok! No stunts! But safety improves. Hope Bajaj and Hero Honda soon catch up. ABS will be really useful in places like Kerala where you have rains for 3-4 months continuously”. They also introduced their new babies, the 110cc Jive and the Wego scooter. The focus of TVS for the year 2010 would be on these two models. There were many more TVS displays like the new ABS (anti-lock braking system) kitted Apache RTR 180, the Scooty Streak hybrid (petrol + battery operated) and the delicious Hammerhead (a 4-wheeled quad concept vehicle).

The hottest new scooter to hit Indian roads: the Wego

   Over the last couple of years, Idiom has been working with TVS with the Branding of its newly launched scooter, the TVS Wego. The Wego comes with a 110 cc engine that delivers a peak power of 8 BHP @ 7500rpm. TVS has made use of vehicle simulation models, computational fluid dynamics and frequency response analysis techniques to ensure smooth and noise-free engine and best-in-class ride comfort and handling. The all aluminum low-friction engine ensures best-in-class mileage. Multi-reflector halogen headlamps and LED tail lamp with optical guides give the scooter dynamic styling better described as urban dynamism.

  One of the unique features of TVS Wego is its Body Balance Technology that enables lower steering effort, better control and maneuverability through optimum vehicle mass and mass distribution, making it the best scooter to handle in city traffic conditions. With the launch of TVS Wego, TVS Motor becomes the only company with the widest range of scooters in the market starting from the entry-level Scooty Teenz, Scooty Teenz Electric to the iconic Scooty Pep+, the snazzy Scooty Streak and now the TVS Wego. With Idiom’s help, TVS has launched another sure winner.
Post Expo:

 The space was designed in such a way that no particular display stole the show and all the displays were given equal visibility. TVS lived up to people’s expectations. They had a world-class exhibition area to showcase their work. TVS motors seems to be adopting greener technologies to the maximum extent possible while not deviating off from biker’s interests. No wonder the TVS stall at the expo received many visitors and was a big hit. Idiom gave TVS what they asked for- a design showcasing real products for real people.

Posted by Rahul

1 comment:

  1. TVS Wego is a straight competitor of Honda Activa. Wego has all features and elements to fight against competitor. TVS Wego has a 110cc, 4 stroke air cooled engine, which is also present in the Jive, it gives 8BHP @ 7500 max poewer and 8Nm of Torque. This scooter is also very good in mileage and most liked by youngsters.
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