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2013 Mazda Deep Orange 3 (CU-ICAR)

Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept (Clemson University), 2013
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The Mazda Deep Orange 3 is a project of a working prototype engineered by Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research and styled by Frederick Naaman from Art Center.
Студенты американского университета Клеменсона разработали для компании Mazda концептуальный хэтчбек Deep Orange 3. Модель получила шесть посадочных мест: дополнительное кресло размещено между водителем и передним пассажиром.

Посадочная формула 3+3 была выбрана студентами в процессе изучения людей поколения Y – родившихся после 1980 года. Согласно полученным разработчиками данным, водители такого возраста предпочитают машины с пятью и более креслами. Четыре сиденья Deep Orange 3 рассчитаны на людей ростом до 186,7 сантиметра и массой до 102 килограммов, а оставшиеся два – на людей ростом до 155 сантиметров и массой до 77 килограммов.

Габаритная длина Deep Orange 3 составляет 4450 миллиметров, ширина – 1905 миллиметров, высота – 1350 миллиметров. Таким образом, прототип на 10 миллиметров короче, на 110 миллиметров шире и на 100 миллиметров ниже представленного в конце июня хэтчбека Mazda3 нового поколения. Колесная база концепт-кара больше на 30 миллиметров.

Кузовные панели прототипа сделаны из алюминия. Благодаря этому масса кузова составляет 240 килограммов, тогда как вся машина весит 1900 килограммов. При наличии внутри хэтчбека двух человек масса распределяется в соотношении 50:50.

Модель оснащена гибридной силовой установкой, которая сочетает в себе четырехцилиндровый бензиновый мотор, приводящий в движение передние колеса, электродвигатель, вращающий задние колеса, комплект литий-ионных аккумуляторов емкостью 2,4 киловатт-часа, а также механическую коробку передач. Суммарная отдача – 210 лошадиных сил и 335 Нм крутящего момента.

С места до ста километров в час прототип разгоняется за 7,5 секунды. Максимальная скорость Deep Orange 3 составляет 200 километров в час.

Прототип также оснастили управляющей электроникой, которая способна самостоятельно выбирать, какие колеса должны вращаться в тот или иной момент времени. Таким образом, концепт-кар может быть как моно-, так и полноприводным.

Дальнейшая судьба разработки студентов университета Клеменсона неизвестна.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — It has innovative engineering inside and out, and it’s all the work of students.

A next-generation Mazda concept vehicle, conceived and engineered by Clemson University automotive engineering students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), was shown here Monday for the first time in its finished form.

The Deep Orange 3 with body panels designed by student Frederick Naaman at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., was unveiled at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars.

Derek Jenkins, design director for Mazda North American Operations, said that to be part of a college program of this caliber that focuses not just on one aspect of a vehicle, but the vehicle as a whole, is an automaker’s dream come true.

“These students have provided fresh and inventive ideas from sketch pad to sheet metal, and the final product truly speaks to that open dialogue and collaboration between the Art Center College of Design and Clemson University,” Jenkins said.

The Deep Orange 3 prototype chassis vehicle was unveiled during the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The vehicle was displayed minus the body panels.

Paul Venhovens, BMW Endowed Chair in Systems Integration at CU-ICAR, who leads the Deep Orange program, said the students had free rein to push the boundaries of conventional design and engineering.

Deep Orange 3 features a unique hybrid powertrain that automatically chooses front-, rear- or all-wheel drive; a load-bearing structure based on innovative sheet-folding technology patented by Industrial Origami; and groundbreaking 3+3 seating configuration in sports car architecture.

“We know the future of the automotive industry will require ever more flexible, more cost-effective and more innovative approaches to manufacturing,” Venhovens said. “Our manufacturing approach on this project was exemplary of this kind of change.”

Students in Clemson's graduate automotive engineering program are required to create and manufacture a new vehicle prototype. The vehicle’s concept and design are developed in partnership with students from the transportation design department at the Art Center focusing holistically on the vehicle and the end-user.

“Deep Orange offers companies an exclusive opportunity to showcase advanced-vehicle technologies,” said Stewart Reed, chairman of transportation design for the Art Center College of Design. “For designers and engineers alike, it’s a rich experience of working directly with industry leaders to develop ideas.

“Today is extremely exciting,” Reed said. “The result is a physical, drivable vehicle, and nothing could be more exciting for our students.”

The program provides students with experience in vehicle design, development, prototyping and production planning. Each year, a prototype vehicle is developed with a new market focus and technical objectives.

The project showcases advanced vehicle technologies and provides students an opportunity to work directly with automotive industry partners to innovate and develop ideas.

The CU-ICAR booth is located in the governors pre-function area, just outside the main conference hall, and will be displayed throughout the event.
Source: motor.ru; Clemson University Press Release
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