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Old 23rd May 2014, 15:27   #31
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I'll see you guys directly at ARAI gate at 9:45 am. Should be a fun trip
Ok. Let's meet directly at the gate at 9:45.
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I guess it's too late to sign up for this event? maybe the next month?
can anyone tell me how to register for this event?
i could not find any links anywhere to apply. nothing in the news section of arai sight.
your help is appreciated.
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Visited the premises today.

Was greeted with ARAI caps at the reception.
An official guided to the auditorium where the visitors were briefed about the institutions goals and achievements followed by a 40 minute presentation about the various LABS and facilities at the premises.
ARAI was kind enough to serve tea and biscuits to everyone.

Later the visitors were divided into 3 groups with a head tour guide to walk you through each of the LABS. (Brochure provided)

A different experience for many since many of the visitors were students pursuing Auto-mobile or Mechanical engineering.

For us folks here its more of an exploratory thing now.
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Thanks for the report. Wasn't there a mini-meet? No photos of members and their rides?

I couldn't make it due to sickness. :-(
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Thanks for the report. Wasn't there a mini-meet? No photos of members and their rides?

I couldn't make it due to sickness. :-(
I think that was the 10 AM batch that was planning a mini meet.
May be this well help you get well soon
" Spotted the Yamaha D'elight scooter and possibly the Punto Crossover"
Both at the ARAI facility.

Others need to pitch in over the Punto Crossover possibility.
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I think that was the 10 AM batch that was planning a mini meet.
May be this well help you get well soon
" Spotted the Yamaha D'elight scooter and possibly the Punto Crossover"
Both at the ARAI facility.

Others need to pitch in over the Punto Crossover possibility.
Yes there were quite a few of us in the morning batch. No photos I guess. Please correct me if I am wrong.
And yes that was the Avventura.
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Yes there were quite a few of us in the morning batch. No photos I guess. Please correct me if I am wrong.
And yes that was the Avventura.
Yes that was indeed the Avventura.
I was expecting more bhpians for the 3PM slot. Alas mine was the only TeamBhp labelled vehicle in the parking.
It would have been fun meeting some guys since I have not met anyone on the group In Pune City.
(Delhi Bangalore was a whole lot different game altogether- had some bhp friends over the years before I joined)
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Yes. Batch of 10AM spotted mercedes GLA, yamaha vino 125 scooter, fiat punto and aventura, and few bodu shells of bolt and nano facelift.
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An official guided to the auditorium where the visitors were briefed about the institutions goals and achievements followed by a 40 minute presentation about the various LABS and facilities at the premises.
Could you please explain in detail about labs taken for visit. Have a plan to visit Pune in second half of this year, was hoping to get a slot around then.
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Could you please explain in detail about labs taken for visit. Have a plan to visit Pune in second half of this year, was hoping to get a slot around then.
Absolutely:
Here's a brief in order of my visit to each:
PTE: Power Training Engineering:
Mechanical design and analysis, Engine durability testing, New and alternate fuels. Mahindra listed partner.

NVH: Noise Vibration , Harshness:
These guys were testing the noise of the sub systems. Interior noise, Vehicle pass by Noise(Heavy vehicles)
design optimization of intake and exhausts.

SDL: Structural Dynamics Lab:
Most presentable of all. A separate presentation was given for this lab. Testing carried out for mutli axle simulation, stress management, fatigue testing.
At the entrance you can see the robotic arms (test cycle) testing the durability of the driver seat. (Push and pulls based on driver in and out movement), They will guide you how they sampled and created simulation for actual Indian road conditions based on vehicle test requirement.

PSL: Passive Safety Lab:
Everyone looks forward to this however this will just be a power point presentation only.
They will show you the actual crash site with Halogen lamps and high speed cameras. You can see an array of old and new crashed and dented Beats, Nanos and the likes of Indicas and yes even a Volvo.
Tests explained - Full frontal , Side impact, Rollover for buses, Air bag deployment and seat belt anchorage

(I volunteered to tell them to make some of the videos Public in the hope of more people recognizing the importance of a seat belt)

Testing and Certification :
Explained tyre testing and reading the markings on most Vehicle tyres
Lot of the tests were not disclosed to public from this lab.
(fuel tank, helmet impact, steering impact, bulbs, wheel rims, Bumper etc)

Emission certificate Lab : This is where the Avventura and Yamaha were spotted
A few Merc S Class were lying around, however the testing carried out on a Chevy Travera was demonstrated. Moving base to replicate actual road conditions and speeds. robotic arms to for manually operating gears based on test cycle

There were a few more labs before the tour moved to the ARAI academy where they will tell you the options they are throwing for Mtech and PHD courses in collaboration with some Indian and international universities.
Cant remember much, need to dig in the brochure which is in the car and I am too lazy to move right now.

Hope this helps everyone plan there visit. Cheers guys.
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