A tiny car which was designed and built in Coventry made its first British public appearance in the UK yesterday.The Tata Pixel concept mini was unveiled at Warwick University.The four-seater city car has a really small turning circle - about 2.6 metres and also features large ''scissor'' doors to allow easier access if parked in tight spaces.The car is the result of a partnership between WMG and Tata Motors, the owners of Jaguar Land Rover.The design of the Tata Pixel began at the Coventry laboratory last year and was created for the Geneva Motor Show this month. Pratap Bose, head of design at Tata motoring, said: There are very few buttons, we have removed the technology and the machinery that take up a lot of space and we have created space to fit four adults in the car."The Tata Motors European Technical Centre has brought together 240 engineers, with experience in automotive research, design and development, to work alongside WMG researchers in low carbon technology.The Tata Pixel is based on the Tata Nano and the concept is aimed at the European market.Nick Fell, director of the Tata Motors European Technical Centre, said: "We plan to further increase out team on the [Warwick University] campus by up to 100 over the next two years."This announcment comes after research by the Council for Industry and Higher Education indicated that Britain's manufacturing sector could be re-energised by joining with the science and technology departments and the top universities. Left to right: Nick Fell - Director of TMETC, part of TATA, Pratap Bose - Head of Design TMETC and Professor Lord Bhattacharrya.28th March 2011"
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