A 45-year old man, Peter Skyllberg from Sweden was found alive stranded in his car covered with dense snow close to the Arctic Circl! Peter was stranded for two months in his car in freezing temperatures plunging as low as -24 degrees Fahrenheit (-31 degrees Celsius).
According to reports, Peter Skyllberg survived without food. Apparently all he had for two months was handfuls of snow, which he melted and drank to quench his thirst. Snowmobilers were passing by and happened to notice the car in which Peter was trapped. At first the snowmobilers thought the car was empty and abandoned, but on closer inspection, snowmobilers found Peter huddled in the back seat of the car in his sleeping bag.
Peter was in an emaciated condition and was rushed quickly to a hospital after rescue services arrived on the scene. Peter’s neighbours revealed Peter was lonely after his breakup with his girlfriend and also was caught in the vicious cycle of debt. He is currently in the ICU at Umea University Hospital.
It’s quite amazing how he managed to fight death for such an extended period in such hostile conditions. Various people have various theories. While some suggest that the car preserved heat by acting like an igloo, others say that a drop in the body temperature may have transferred him into a state of hibernation like bears, and that may be the reason how he survived.
Whatever the reason, we are absolutely astonished with this survival story. Our salute to the resilience and fighting spirit of the brave man!
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Tata Motors unveiled the Tata Ultra 714 and 1017 LCV and ICV and the Tata LPT 3723C 5-axle rigid truck at the Delhi Auto Expo. These vehicles will be available from March 2012.
The Tata Ultra range of LCV and ICV trucks powered by an all new advanced DICOR 3 & 5 litre, 16 valve engine with higher aggregate life, longer service intervals and low NVH levels, delivers an efficient and smooth ride. Radial tyres, parabolic leaf springs and tuned shock absorbers add to the comfort of the driver and ensure safe transit of goods. High Strength Domex 650 Steel rolled chassis frame with high tensile strength and straight long member construction gives flexibility of multiple wheel base at multiple payload points.
The all new elegant sleek look, walk through steel cabin with a dash mounted cable shift gear, hydraulic cabin tilt mechanism ensures the driver feels at home. Ergonomically designed mechanically suspended seats with integral head rest, tiltable, telescopic and collapsible power steering gives him the best of driving experience and stress free long rides. The Tata Ultra sports a new generation instrument cluster which displays live and trip fuel mileage, and offers clutch and brake wear indicators, seat and door ajar warnings, water in fuel indicator, neutral position, economy assistance, single key operation and host of other delighters. Disc brakes for the first time in this category ensure effective braking at high speeds and loads. New stylized clear lens head lamps and LED tail lamps make the vehicle ideal for all-weather night driving.
The Tata Ultra range offers future ready LCV & ICV trucks, ranging from 5 tonne to 14 tonne GVW. Thus, making them business assets that will give the customers a competitive edge always.
Tata Motors Ultra 714 truck -
Powered by a DICOR 3L engine, the Tata Ultra 714 truck delivers 138 HP and torque of 360 Nm. The truck comes loaded with features like a roof hatch, 12V utility socket, music system, digital clock, cab tilt lock indicator, low fuel level indicator lamp, brake lining wear indicator, air filter service electrical indicator, water in fuel indicator, door ajar lamp and leather finish dashboard.
Tata Motors ULTRA 1017 truck-
The Tata Ultra 1017 truck comes with a DICOR 5L engine, delivers 168 HP and a torque of 590 Nm. The truck offers HVAC, cruise control, ABS, suspended driver seat, 12V utility socket, music system, power window, electrical mirror, centralised locking, Tachograph Telematics (GPS), digital clock, cab tilt lock indicator, low fuel level indicator lamp, brake lining wear indicator, door ajar indicator, air filter service electrical Indicator, water in fuel indicator, alloy wheels, low washer fluid indicator and leather finish dashboard.
Tata Motors LPT-3723 truck -
The Tata LPT 3723 is the first 5 axle rigid truck in the country and will be the next big game changer in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. This truck can carry 4 tonnes more than the existing 31 tonne MAV segment. As a result, it is all set to radically change the economics of transportation in multiple segments by reducing the cost per Tonne-Km of transportation. The increased payload will make this vehicle ideal for the movement of goods like cement and steel coils. This will translate into better returns for transporters and could potentially drive down the transportation costs of core goods such as steel and cement.
Powered by the Cummins 6BT 5.9L engine, with a maximum power of 154 kW at 2500 rpm, this 10X4 rigid truck has twin steerable front axles, a twin drive axle and a tag-lift axle at the rear. This is the only truck in the industry today to have this technology which helps transporters reduce tyre and fuel costs. This is also the first rigid truck in India with a 9 speed gearbox. With a GVW of 37 Tonnes, this vehicle has an increased payload of 25 tonnes. The Tata LPT 3723 comes with 10R20 – 16 PR (Rims 7.50X20.00) tyres and a minimum turning circle diameter of 21.9 m making it easily manoeuvrable as compared to tractor trailers.
The Tata LPT 3723 has a new-look cabin with stylized headlamps, new bumper, air deflectors at the sides and other features which lend it a refreshing external appearance. The cabin interior features include a HVAC system, music system, mobile charger, a restyled dashboard with provision for a Telematics unit, fully electronic instrument cluster, a smaller ergonomic 470 mm diameter soft touch steering wheel and improved interior trims as compared to conventional cabins. Designed to take drivers to the next level of ride quality and comfort, these features will play a major role in helping drivers increase the distance covered every day.
Passenger vehicles on display -
Other passenger vehicles on display includes, the Tata Nano Concept car; Tata Nano CNG Concept car; Tata Pixel Concept car; Tata Indica Vista Concept S2, Tata Indigo Manza Hybrid Concept; Tata Indigo Manza Nova Concept; the Tata Aria AT Concept; Tata Sumo Gold and Tata Xenon Concept.
Other commercial vehicles on display -
Other commercial vehicles on display at Delhi Auto Expo 2012 included Tata Prima 7548.S Concept, Tata Prima 3138.K AT; Tata Starubus - Fuel Cell (Hydrogen) Concept; Tata Paradiso - G7 Multi Axle Coach; Tata Magic IRIS CNG; Tata Venture Ambulance; Tata Ace Refresh and Tata Super Ace - LHD.
Tata Motors Prima 7548.S Concept -
Tata Motors Paradiso-G7-Multiaxle coach -
Tata Motors Fuel Cell Starbus -
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