TAMO, a Tata Motors sub-brand, has revealed the C-Cube Concept, a three-door hatchback featuring connected vehicle technology from Microsoft, at the Microsoft India organised Future Decoded 2017 event.
Though few details of the concept were on offer, initial images revealed the concept offering a connected driving experience when the production version of the car rolled out.
According to commentators, some features of the concept might be carried to future hatchbacks from Tata.
Unlike most premium hatchbacks sold in the country featuring a dual headlamp setup, the C-Cube Concept would come with a single headlamp unit.
However, these were projector beams and additionally, the concept also got integrated DRLs or Daytime Running Lamps within the headlamp assembly.
The concept car rides on OZ alloy wheels. According to commentators, the rear-set air vents on the rear lower portion of the car pointed to a rear-engined vehicle like the Nano, however, details on the same had not been confirmed. The production model would be powered by a 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine.
According to commentators, through the C-Cube, Tata Motors was showcasing its advanced structural technology, which would allow the company to bring forward breakthrough products from TAMO.
TAMO would function as an open platform to network with global start-ups and leading tech companies, to get access to trends, innovations and solutions, for the design of exciting future products and services.
The Tata Motors Microsoft India tie-up was signed earlier this week with the aim of leveraging connected vehicle technologies which would ensure better advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things on a global hyper scale Azure cloud.
This would, in addition to offering a highly personalised driving experience, ensure use of Microsoft enabled functions such as advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, telematics and remote monitoring features, which offered fully connected and seamless driving experience to users.