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A Very Warm Welcome To 55 th Indian Foundry Congress at Agra.

Do you know that Indian Government is alive to save the monument from Pollution and degradation of the marble.
Thanks the Mathura Refinery and consequent degradation. the reaction to corrosion was fast and forceful. The onslaught fell on the automobiles, as vehicular pollution was considered to be another strong threat to the Sulphur Dioxide menace.

The result- Beautiful electric busses ply around the Taj.

Are the imagining the Moonlight night ride in the noise free, Pollution free, rattle free electric bus at the site of congress?

Indeed a very warm welcome awaits you at the Taj.

Here is what goes into
ENGINEERING A 21ST CENTURY BUS
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Altair Engineering is working with federal grant money to develop what it is calling “BUSolutions.” That’s right, a contemporary bus, one that’s lighter, less expensive to operate, and more economical to manufacture.
21 st century Bus
Altair Engineering is working with federal grant money to develop what it is calling “BUSolutions.” That’s right, a contemporary bus, one that’s lighter, less expensive to operate, and more economical to manufacture.Auto Field Guide
Although the attention of many in Detroit is on flex-fuel solutions for cars and trucks, there is another approach being worked in southeastern Michigan: A better bus. That’s right. Public transportation. Altair Engineering (Troy, MI; www.altair.com) and the Automation Alley Technology Center (Troy, MI; www.automationalley.com) have secured, in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., a $2.2-million Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) grant to continue work on the Altair BUSolutions project (there was an earlier $550,000 federal grant). Although Detroit’s transportation infrastructure is heavily based on personal vehicles, there are public transportation authorities in the area, with which the people at Altair are working in order to understand the needs and requirements of buses.
Michael Heskitt, vp of Altair Global Engineering, observes, “Integrating the right technologies and methods tightly into the design process can have dramatic results. BUSolutions uses advanced optimization techniques in a design process that is fundamentally different than traditional approaches, while using conventional construction methods, materials and components. The result is a transit bus design that is 30% lighter and 40% less expensive to own, at a 15% lower manufacturing cost. Reduced weight means lower fuel consumption; less wear on city streets and regional roads; reduced brake and tire wear; and reduced noise and pollution.”
Two demonstration buses will be built as part of the program. Once they’ve been fully tested, analyzed, and evaluated, Altair Engineering is to commercialize the technology and make it available for public use.

- Posted on November 30th, 2006 in Pages, Engineering | 6,118 Views |

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