Tata Hexa Drive Review – Tata Motors #HexaExperience in Hyderabad
A monstrous elegance, a beast that is powered with sporty looks and a powerful machine, is how, I would describe the Tata Hexa Drive experience.
I was invited to Test drive the all new Hexa from Tata Motors in Hyderabad and I drove a total of 130+ Kms across various locations that were open roads, massive highways, city traffic roads, rough terrain areas etc.
Being an auto enthusiast since ages and having driven scores of brands of vehicles across India, I can honestly say that the all new Hexa is a true power packed SUV with a ride quality and an impeccable off-road ability like no other.
A radically different styling, with a monstrous elegance based on the ‘Impact’ design philosophy, which I experienced first hand with the Tata Motors Tiago test drive of 70 kms in Goa during the previous year.
The Tata’s design team tested and executed these by connecting with their design teams across Italy, UK and India has without a doubt managed to design perfection with a balanced sporty look and tough exuberance.
It has a massively gorgeous front grille, stunning projector headlamps and a bonnet that gives it’s driver a feel of being majestic as he or she takes control of the wheel. One thing you can be sure of while driving this magnificent beast it that the pedestrians take notice of this beautiful automobile gliding through the streets and powerfully imposing it’s arrival to the onlookers.
At the rear, there’s a chrome finish slat that is flanked by the sleek wraparound across beautiful LED tail lamps that stands distinct. Another cool looking design feature is the rear twin-exhaust chrome pipes which look truly sporty and elegant.
Transmission: Auto and Manual: 6 speed
There are two transmissions on offer – a manual and an automatic and I drove both. I drove around 40 Kms of the Automatic and 90 kms of the Manual version. Both are simply magnificent.
They are six-speeders and the very first thing you would notice with this power packed machine is that the “Power” builds up fairly easily as you start accelerating. The gorgeous steering gives you complete control over the roads and while driving it, wherever it was possible and permitted, I took the Hexa upto three-digit speeds and the most amazing part of it was the fact that none of us in the vehicle could actually feel that we were driving at that speed, it was that effortless.
At all times, the vehicle feels completely in control and one of the wonderful passengers who was riding with me, even took a small nap as he dozed off during this long 150+ kms overall drive to and fro and the first thing he said when he woke up was, “the drive was so smooth, I did not even realize I dozed off, I loved it.”
The Hexa gives you multiple modes to drive with. There are modes where the revs are held for longer and the engine and gearbox literally “learn”as the vehicle adapts to the driving conditions.
On the manual drives, the Hexa delivered awesome features called the ‘Super Drive Modes: DYNAMIC, COMFORT, ROUGH ROADS and AUTO’.
One can experience these by simply rotating a dial.
For eg. In the Auto mode, the car adapts itself to the road and driving conditions whereas in the Comfort mode, it slips into RWD which is better for fuel efficiency. On the Rough Roads mode, one can sense that the monstrous beast has powered up more to the front of the vehicle while giving great control in tough terrains and finally my favourite, the Dynamic mode, which is the mode you would switch to, in order to awaken the beast within you and push the power and speed of the car to the ultimate test. I could feel the engine and the acceleration as the car zoomed past the massive open roads in this mode at blinding pace but at all times, ensuring the driver has complete control of the vehicle.
Coolest features: Interior:
Loved the way the seats are designed. It’s luxury, comfort and control all in one. The seats are really high-up in the Hexa. There is enough space inside to host a party, just joking, but seriously, it is one of the most spacious cars I have ever driven with great luxury, comfort and power. It’s truly fully loaded adrenaline pumping power packed feature machine, for eg, the mood lighting feature.
The console of Hexa houses a 5-inch colour screen and has yet another monstrous awesome mind blowing feature, the JBL 10-speaker audio system from Harman. This system when connected to your smartphone streams navigation data onto the Hexa’s infotainment screen.
Finally, I also experienced the off-road with Hexa and let me tell you, it was off the hook!
The car showcased abilities as I was perched in the seats in a 21 degree angle tilted and still completely comfortable and the vehicle smoothly powered back to the original driving angle. It’s ability to drive uphill, downhill with the touch of a button in the car was astounding and spectacular. The power to drive through potholes that looked like craters on Mars which were specially built to test how tough these powerful 19 inch alloy wheels can withstand. It drove through toughest terrains, deep potholes, angled up in the side and yes, my favorite, the ability of the vehicle to break and stop its power mode instantaneously and halt abruptly but, in complete control, showcases how much efforts have gone into the technical design and what level of engineering ingenuity has helped created this powerful vehicle ensuring comfort, space, luxury, stunning looks, adventure and safety, all in one!
The manual is power packed and awesome, no doubt about it but yes, the automatic is truly the one which blew my mind away. It is without a doubt the most refined and addictive vehicle I have driven so far. The gear shifts are smooth, they transition truly the way they should. The turbo lag is also extremely well-controlled.
As soon as you hit the ‘D’ mode while driving the Automatic, you instantaneously realize in your adventurous heart that this is where you truly belong.
- Driving Features and modes: 4.5/5
- Comfort and luxury: 4/5
- Adventure mode drive experience and safety – ABS (Anti-locking Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution): 5/5
- Ac and cooling with Manual gear shifting: 4/5
- Automatic transmission: 5/5
- Overall Ride quality: 4.5/5
With the Hexa, TATA MOTORS has designed and created a luxury SUV.
Loaded with features and technology-wise extremely well connected functionalities make it a truly spectacular driving adventure luxury experience.
Key Features and Specifications for HEXA
- Engine : 2.2L VARICOR 400
- Fuel : Diesel
- Type : 2.2L VARICOR 400 4 cylinder, with Super Drive Modes
- Capacity : 2179 cc
- Material : Steel / Aluminum
- Max power : 156PS @ 4000 rpm
- Max torque : 400Nm @ 1700-2700 rpm
- POWER PACKED – FEATURE LOADED – ADRENALINE PUMPED
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Guinness World Records as The Worlds Smallest Stop Motion Film
When Nanophysicists decide that they need to have a little fun, they end up bringing together scientists who move atoms by using their scanning tunneling microscope and make a movie which goes into the Guinness World Records as the Worlds Smallest Stop Motion Film.
Straight from IBM Research:
The Pilot, brings you a world without language barriers @waverlylabsinc
I love brands and technology products. Obviously, I am a big fan of wearable technology too.
But at the same time, I don’t enjoy if it takes out the “human connect and feel” from the experience. For eg. there is an innate joy in learning languages. Even if they are merely few key phrases from a different language, I enjoy speaking and or using those key phrases. It somehow creates an immediate connect.
When you learn someone’s local or native language and communicate, they are always joyous. I guess, it’s the effort that someone puts towards being a part of their culture, tradition, experience and of course, their native language too that helps in creating a mutual comfort.
Last year, I had joined French classes to formally learn the same and even though I ended up missing 65% of the sessions due to my rigid travel schedule, I still can start a conversation with someone in basic French and converse may be for few minutes or so. I do try to visit https://www.memrise.com/ and update and or upgrade my language learning skills from time to time too. In fact, my passion for learning languages has always been that way. Which is why, few years ago, I even got together with few of my peers, friends and colleagues to start a free language learning site where we shared few quick and key phrases that we had learned from different places and from meeting new people across countries, cities during our travel etc and posted them as a blog post, here is the link to that site: Learning Languages
Well, then why am I discussing this all of a sudden now?
Because, I happened to come across this lovely, wearable technology video and site that is beautiful with an ergonomic design and it assists people in communicating with each other by breaking down the language barrier.
Most importantly, it helps you avoid the awkwardness and dead air as you browse through the language translator book or app instead of looking at the person with whom you are actually conversing. Why? Because, all you need to do apparently is look at them and speak in your own language and “The Pilot” translates it via their earpiece into the language they are comfortable conversing in. Wow!
This wearable tech is called, “The Pilot” from Waverly Labs Inc.
It combines “wearable technology with machine translation” and is said to be the “world’s first smart earpiece” which translates between users speaking different languages.
A world without Language barriers https://twitter.com/waverlylabsinc
It comes with an additional earpiece for wireless streaming music and an accompanying app, which toggles between languages.
About Waverly Labs: An innovative consumer electronics company created in 2014.
Check out their awesome video here:
I know, with technology, there is always a part of the human connect missing, I agree.
But think about it this way, you can take your time out to learn new languages and have beautiful conversations with people across the globe, but when you are in a hurry and are visiting a foreign land for a brief period, a device as this one, could break down so many barriers as it brings you face to face communication with someone in a language that they are comfortable interacting and engaging into conversation with.
Do share your thoughts about this cool product, would love to hear from you.
Meanwhile, if you too, like me, enjoy sharing few quick and interesting phrases from various languages and would like to share a blog post on a language that you love speaking or communicating in, do feel free to drop a comment and you too can post a Guest Post here the link to Learning Languages (It’s a free site on a free domain purely created for the fun of learning something new, especially for those who travel across countries and are always on the go!)
- First ever Movie trailer made by Artificial Intelligence using IBM Watson #WhatIsMorgan @MorganMovie
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First ever Movie trailer made by Artificial Intelligence using IBM Watson #WhatIsMorgan @MorganMovie
First ever Movie trailer made by Artificial Intelligence using IBM Watson #WhatIsMorgan
Can Artificial intelligence help computers create? This has been a question on our minds for a long time now. Well, in a very first of it’s own, IBM Watson which uses and functions on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has created the world’s first AI generated Movie Trailer on it’s own.
Morgan is an upcoming American science fiction thriller film directed by Luke Scott and it’s written by Seth Owen.
Basic Plot: Morgan (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) is created and raised in a laboratory environment by a group of scientists soon starts to defy nature with her super-human qualities. She starts walking and talking within one month and becomes self-sufficient after just six. What transpires after, seems to be a gripping sci-fi story line.
As integration of digital and marketing are growing leaps and bounds each and every day, it was only fitting for 20th Century Fox to approach IBM’s Watson to create the very first movie trailer using AI technology.
Sounds poetic, doesn’t it?
Well, here is the very first Movie trailer made by AI using IBM Watson for “Morgan” (with details and insights into the making of this one of a kind epic moment “Trailer”):
For creating and or feeding data or an experience sort of and to familiarize Watson with such creative content and media, the team at IBM’s scientists and research have utilized by integrating the Watson APIs experiential features coupled with machine learning techniques and analyzed hundreds of horror/thriller movie trailers.
Movie is scheduled for release In Theaters – September 2, 2016
Cast: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti
So what do you think? What would be the next big move from AI?
Do share your thoughts, would love to hear from you.
IBM Watson Related Post
Morgan Movie Related links:
For Tickets: http://fox.co/MorganTix
Connect with Morgan Online:
Visit Morgan on our WEBSITE: http://www.WhatIsMorgan.com/
20th Century FOX Online:
Visit the 20th Century FOX WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/FOXMovie
Morgan | IBM Creates First Movie Trailer by AI [HD] | 20th Century FOX
Category: Film & Animation