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Toyota Innova Crysta Overview

The Toyota Innova Crysta, is a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) that has replaced the Innova, the highest selling car from the Toyota in India. The Innova Crysta has a choice of three engines, a 2.4 litre and 2.8 litre diesel and a 2.7 litre petrol. The Innova Crysta is generously loaded with convenience and safety features including blue ambient lighting, a touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation, steering mounted audio and phone controls.

On the safety front, the Innova Crysta has got dual front, driver knee, front side and curtain airbags along with vehicle stability management and hill assist control on the top end trims. The MPV is measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width and 1,795 mm in height. The wheelbase of 2,750 mm translates into a spacious cabin and each row also gets its individual AC vents.

Toyota Innova Crysta Exteriors

The Innova carried a big burden on its shoulders, when it replaced the Qualis, which, at that point in time, was the front-runner in the world of MPVs. The Innova proved its worth and soon Toyota had people eating out of their hands and, with the new one, the company’s plans haven’t changed. What has changed though is the look, as we’ve said earlier, the treadmill treatment does wonders to it. With the Innova Crysta, Toyota has taken a big step in the right direction and it’s when you see that frameless front grille and the half a dozen or so slats that run across it, you understand what a distinct character it has got. The nose is larger and the ridge on the bonnet gives it a bit of muscle. The headlamps too give it a dose of ‘modernity’ and the LEDs add a bling to it. There is a bit of chrome, but not a splash of it up front and hence it doesn’t scream premium.

With these changes, the Innova Crysta sheds the typical van-like look up front. It’s more like an SUV and actually looks similar to the Fortuner and that’s why one tends to use terms like rugged and muscular to describe it. Move to the side and that’s where you see the silhouette of the old Innova; but the folks at Toyota have tried every trick in the book to make it look different and not like a van. However, the tapering glasshouse, the muscular fenders and the drooping roofline cannot really hide the MPV dimensions. In fact, the Innova Crysta is longer than its predecessor and yet the kerb weight of the car is just about 1855 kg. So, it still looks bulky, but the boomerang shaped tail lamps that overlap the rear windscreen give it a bit of pizzazz and that really works in its favour.

Toyota Innova Crysta Interiors

The cabin is more like the ones you see in executive cars and it’s far more refined than what we’ve ever seen in an Innova. Yes, the addition of the nametag – ‘Crysta’ – is all about giving that premium look and experience, which its predecessor lacked. It gets a 4.2-inch TFT Multi Information Display, which basically gives you all the information – right from which radio station is playing, to navigation display, Bluetooth and even fuel consumption. There’s also a 7-inch touchscreen system, which comes with a DVD player and this adds to the premium quality of the cabin. There are a few bits, which could have been worked on, like the hard plastic, used on the glove box, which doesn’t really go well with the rest of the well finished cabin. Features like Navigation, a Push Start/Stop button, steering mounted audio controls, cruise control and leather upholstery, all find their way into the Innova Crysta. Check for Toyota Innova Crysta price in Mumbai .

But yes, it’s all about the second row, as it comes with captain seats; and the company has taken special interest in moulding this part of the car into a space that is usable and passenger friendly. The door’s inner garnish, in the second row, changes too, as it gets a dash of silver to it (which we don’t see up front). There are about 20 bottle holders all around the car, which ascertains that the company has made use of all the space. There are dedicated AC vents for the second and third row as well.The wheelbase of the Innova Crysta has not been increased and it still stands at 2750mm. I, a six footer, was extremely comfortable in the rear seat and if I were to be ferried around in the car, I would have been a happy lad.

Toyota has also provided foldable seat back tables, which gives you room for a small laptop and a cup holder, something similar to a tray, which we see in aircrafts. The second row has been well thought over and the conveniences for the people seated in there make it an ideal place to be. The third row might seem a little cramped for a person of my size. I could do short distances seated behind, no problem, but for a longer journey, I would jump out at the first chance I got. But the question is, with all these comforts offered, would you want to drive it or be driven in it?

Toyota Innova Crysta Engine

Well, you get to choose from two engine options – the 2.4-litre and the 2.8-litre diesel engines. So, yes, when it’ll be launched, you cannot register one in Delhi. Sad, but true; and Toyota isn’t getting the one with the petrol engine yet. The 2.4-litre GD engine punches out 147bhp and that’s a big leap from the 101bhp, from the 2.5-litre one, in the earlier car, but this one’s only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine is pretty responsive and is at its happiest above 1500 rpm. The 343Nm torque kicks in to provide you that pulling power and you keep on pushing it. The gear throws are long and this makes it a bit tedious to operate. Also, the gear shifter loves to dance around, when in neutral; and then there’s a sense of deja vu, as we’ve seen this in its predecessor. It wiggles around a bit, when in neutral, and you don’t really want that if you’re behind the wheel, which gives you the feeling that you’re driving a large car.

The tyre size too has changed and there are 17-inchers on this one and this means that there is a lot more grip on offer. The suspension set up is on the softer side and the Innova Crysta soaks in all the undulations of the road with ease. You don’t bounce around in the car and even if you cross the three digit mark on the speedo, the passengers inside are calm and collected. It’s only when you drive around the ghat section, do you feel the heaviness of the Innova Crysta? There is some evident roll and this is when you start thinking why the folks at Toyota didn’t think of using a monocoque, rather than a space frame chassis. To know more details on Toyota Innova Crysta visit Trauma2011

On the mileage front, the car returns a decent 15-odd Km/l, which is good for a car that size, but when you call it premium, there needs to be something more on offer. Toyota is bringing in an automatic variant, but it’s available only in the 2.8-litre variant. It is more powerful and churns out a hefty 171bhp, which in turn comes mated to a 6-speed sequential shift gearbox. There is a bit of lag, in the initial few gears, but as the torque kicks in, things start to look good. The Innova Crysta has a strong mid-range and this makes it quite nice to drive both in the city and highway driving conditions. The gearshifts are smooth, but, when you put your foot down on the throttle, the engine growls before settling into a nice little grunt. But the gearbox works well in both the manual and automatic modes and the overall experience is quite a treat.

Toyota Innova Crysta Riding

The well-proven performance of Innova is further enhanced with superior drive quality with advanced technology, such as vehicle stability control and hill-start assist control. The quick response of the engine, smooth change of gear ratios and the improved suspension quality assure high-speed drivability and comfort for the occupants.

Toyota Innova Crysta Safety

The braking system of the Innova Crysta has front disc and rear drum brakes with anti-lock braking system as a standard in all variants. The Innova Crysta models have three airbags, one for the driver, one for the co-passenger and the third one for the knee of the driver. The top-end variant ZX has a front side and curtain airbags as additional safety features for the occupants.

Toyota Innova Crysta Cost in Mumbai

Nissan Micra XL CVT Ex-showroom Price is 5,97,075/- and On Road Price is 6,97,640/-. Nissan Micra XL CVT comes in 6 colours, namely Sunshine Orange,Brick Red,Blade Silver,Storm White,Turqouise Blue,Onyx Black. Nissan Micra XL CVT comes with DOHC 12 Valve 3 Cyl with 1198 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 76 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 104 Nm@4400 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 19.34 Kmpl . Nissan Micra XL CVT comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD.

Toyota Innova Crysta Conclusion

This is the latest version of Innova, and comes with upgradation in all the areas, including exteriors, interiors, colour options, accessories and advanced safety features, making it a worthy as a new generation SUV.The Innova Crysta is a huge leap, in terms of design, refinement and even drivability. Mind you, all this comes at a price. Yes, the new-gen Innova will be pricier and this means you’ll have to shell out 15 to 20 per cent more for it. Prices might start at around ₹ 12 lakh and go all the way up to the 20 lakh mark and yes you might drop your jaw for a while and wonder if you should shell out that kind of money; but the answer is a simple one- yes, you should. It’s in a different league altogether and it has grown and how. It’s more than a people mover now and that’s what makes it interesting.

Why The Agile Development For Custom Web & Mobile Applications Are Applied

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So you have a great idea, something that you really believe will make a difference out there, and now you want to get it built.

Getting a business or product from idea to reality can often be a frustrating experience, especially because you have to put large sums of money down early on to just get going.

This is why we have adopted the agile development methodology as the best way to build custom web and mobile applications.

At the core of agile development, the main objective is to deliver value (the smallest possible amount) as early as possible to validate that concept before spending large amounts of time and money on it.

There are 3 main reasons for this which will now be covered.

1. Assumptions

It’s very rare for any business to fully understand the problem they are trying to solve and thus many assumptions are made about the extent of the problem, how eager people are willing to have that problem solved and how people want the problem solved.

In the past, all the requirements for a system would be sent out by a product owner (a role we will discuss in a later post) which express all his or her wants. As a fitness enthusiast, I can give an example of what I would want in a home gym.

I would want a barbell with lots of weight plates, a rack to put them on, a pull-up bar, a bench, kettlebells, dumbbells, weighted vests, skipping ropes, gymnastic rings, a squat stand, a jumping box, a rowing machine, an air bike – the list could go on.

Now if I were to send this to a gym equipment salesperson, they would probably start booking tickets for an extravagant overseas trip.For Digital Marketing Agency in London check Vivid SEO.

The reality is, however, that I wouldn’t need all that equipment to start with and buying it bit by bit as I improve my training would make it both more cost-effective and measured. I am assuming I need all that equipment and I would most likely also assume how much I need of each item as well (I’d order 400kg of weight plates when I can only lift 150kg at any one point).

Just like my dream garage gym, assumptions like this are made within any project and although we have to assume some things (to actually get going), we want to try and mitigate the cost and time that it takes to validate each assumption (it would be better and cheaper for me to buy 100kg worth of weight and realise I need a little more rather than buy 400kg worth of weight and lose money or time trying to return some of it).

This is one of the most important aspects of agile development and it’s exactly why we’ve adopted it at Vivid SEO. We want to take ideas that businesses have and implement parts of it as early as possible so that we can start getting in real-world data as soon as possible.

Assumptions will need to be made (especially early on), but you’re going to want to limit how much the assumption will cost you, if it costs at all.

2. Over investing

Over investing in a project is often directly related to incorrect assumptions, although it can also be down to timing and immediate need. Steve Jobs spoke about devices you carry around to play music on way before they ever came about. A lot of people laughed and scoffed at the thought, but years later it became the pioneering product of the Apple we know today.

Just like my weight plate problem, custom development projects run the risk of putting way too much money into something that isn’t ready to be consumed by the end user.

We can say this because in the past we have built many a project based on assumptions (we also assumed that it was what the client needed). But they ended with functionality that was never used, which is actually dreadful for a development team who put blood, sweat and sometimes tears into making that functionality work.

The reason why all of our clients have decided to move to agile is that they’re not throwing money at a massive project full of assumptions. They’re investing in something they know will make a difference and getting return almost immediately (getting a return isn’t always the case, but it is more often than not).

3. Massive project timelines

The last reason is that massive scoped projects have both a massive timeline and a massive bill that comes with it. If I got my home gym equipment quote I would quickly realise that I would have to save quite a bit before I could pay for it, which means a whole lot of time wasted.

More importantly, if all that equipment wasn’t in stock or had to be made, I would be waiting a very long time until I receive the order and can actually start training. Let me summarise that: I would have to wait until I had the budget and then I would have to wait to receive what I ordered.

This would be the same for any business wanting to get custom development done in the old methodology known as the waterfall approach.

A general waterfall-based project would look like this:

1. The product owner creates a specification document for the idea.

2. They send it to a development company to give them you a quote.

3. The development company asks one hundred questions and, if they’re good, they ask for a specification session to clarify as much as possible.

4. The development company then sends back an updated specification document with a technical breakdown, a timeline for the project (sometimes split into phases) and a generally large price tag.

5. The product owner falls off his/her chair.

6. The product owner gets back on his/her chair and contacts the development company to understand why the cost is so high and why they would only see their idea in three months time.

7. The development company explains as best they can and offers a discount (ultimately shooting themselves in the foot, which means they’ll probably take shortcuts).

8. Finally, everyone agrees and the project commences.

9. The product owner pays a large amount of money to get the project going.

10. The development company develops according to the specification document, following it religiously to make sure the product owner gets what they paid for (no more and no less).

11. The product owner gets anxious as he/she hasn’t seen any sort of return on the money they have put down.

12. The development company finally gives the product owner a preview of the application which isn’t completely finished (because they’re building it to the full spec).

13. The product owner isn’t completely happy because the design or specific important functionality was saved for the end (even though that is important for the product owner).

14. The development company assures the product owner that everything is on track and it will be done before the live launch.

15. The product owner starts to realise that some of the implemented functionality isn’t needed and the functionality that is coming later is more important right now.

16. The product owner tries to change the priority of features.

17. The development company reminds the product owner of the contract they signed.

18. The production owner sits back and begrudgingly lets them continue.

19. The development company finally shows the “final” product to the product owner.

20. The product owner needs changes made because different requirements have come up in the last six months.

21. The development company restarts the process leading to the next part of the project with a new specification document.

22. Six months later the product owner cannot invest more and cuts his/her losses.

Both parties lose out in that scenario and it doesn’t end up in businesses growing. This is one of the things that agile development tries to solve.To know more importance on  SEO Services check Wwrdheritage

To conclude, we believe that an application’s success is firmly linked to a close relationship between the product owner and the development team.

It is also linked to the ability to learn and understand the real world requirements for the application based on continuous feedback.

This post is the first in a series on agile development, how it looks and how you can implement it.

What A Functional Assessment Is

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A functional assessment is an approach to figuring out why your child acts a certain way. It uses a variety of techniques to understand what’s behind inappropriate behaviors.

This includes looking at non-academic factors that might be contributing to your child’s frustration with learning.

Knowing what’s behind inappropriate behavior can help you and the school find ways to change the behavior. The basic idea behind this approach is that your child’s behavior serves a purpose.

Whether he’s aware of it or not, your child acts a certain way to get to a desired outcome or goal.For Educational Evaluations in US visit UT Evaluators.

For example, perhaps your child has a hard time showing his work on math problems. In math class, he gets angry, crumples up the paper and is disruptive. He’s sent to the principal’s office.

The behavior isn’t appropriate, but it served its purpose. Your child managed to avoid doing the work that was frustrating him. He may not know that was his goal, but he found a way to deal with the math that was causing him stress.

A key part of a functional assessment is figuring out what triggers certain behaviors in your child at home, in school and with friends.

Sometimes parents and teachers assume they know what’s causing a child’s behavior because they’ve seen other children do similar things. But it’s important to remember that the causes for the same behavior can vary widely among children.

Functional Assessment vs. Comprehensive Evaluation

A functional assessment has a narrower focus than a comprehensive evaluation. It focuses on the why, how, where, when and what of your child’s behavior.

A comprehensive evaluation is a process that’s used to see if your child is eligible for special education services. It looks at all aspects of your child’s learning.

If behavior is a concern, a functional assessment may be part of the comprehensive evaluation process.

The Functional Assessment Team

Assessment is a team effort. Each team member sees your child from a different perspective. Everyone works together to figure out what’s going on with your child’s behavior.

The assessment team varies from school to school. It typically includes a person with specialized training, such as a school psychologist or behavior specialist.

That professional helps to gather information. She interviews people who know and work with your child. She will also speak with your child and do some screenings or assessments.To know more information on Educational Evaluations in US visit Tweetcast

A functional assessment team might also include:

A. General education teachers

B. Special education teachers

C. Professionals who work with your child (counselors and speech therapists, for example)

D. School administrators

E. Parents and caregivers

F. Your child

Although they’re not part of the team, your child’s peers can also shed light on your child’s behavior.

Which Is Better, A 504 Plan Or An IEP?

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My fifth grader is having trouble following directions and finishing his work, especially in math. The teacher mentioned having him evaluated for either an IEP or a 504 plan. Are the evaluations different for IEPs and 504 plans?

Technically speaking, yes. The evaluations are different because Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans are covered by different laws.

They also serve different purposes. But sometimes, an IEP evaluation can also serve as a 504 plan evaluation.

Broadly speaking, an IEP provides special education supports and services. That includes specially designed instruction. The purpose of a 504 plan is to provide supports so a student has access to learning.

That typically means accommodations and perhaps some related services. Occasionally special instruction can be included, but not often.

A look at the laws behind IEPs and 504 plans explains why they have different evaluations. For Educational Evaluations in US visit UT Evaluators.

An IEP is covered under IDEA, which entitles students with disabilities to a free and appropriate education. The law covers 13 categories of disability.

To get an IEP, a student must qualify under one of those categories. A student with a learning or thinking difference may fall into one of them.

To know if your child qualifies, a full evaluation is required. This involves educational testing and other assessments.

The IEP team has to look at all of his needs in these areas:

A. Health

B. Vision

C. Social and emotional development

D. Learning potential

E. Academic performance

F. Communication skills

G. Motor skills

504 plans work differently. They’re covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a civil rights law. Their purpose is to give students with physical or mental “impairments” access to education.

In order to be eligible for a 504 plan, a student must show that he has a condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Learning is one of those life activities.

For a 504 plan, the student doesn’t need to have the full evaluation that’s required for an IEP, however. He only has to show that he has a disability that qualifies under Section 504.

So the evaluation might include:

A. A review of his work

B. A review of his medical records and evaluation reports

C. Direct observation

D. Interview with the student, parent, and school personnel

E. Other assessments

If that’s all the 504 team needs to determine if the student is eligible, then that’s all the evaluation will include.To know more details on  Educational Evaluations in US visit Cidoc2015

But sometimes the team wants more information. It might ask for other testing. Or it might request a full evaluation like the one required for an IEP.

Despite their differences, IEPs and 504s have the same goal: to get your child the help he needs. The evaluation process can be complex, however, so it helps to know as much as possible going into it.

Get more details on how evaluations for IEPs work. And see a visual guide that lays out the different steps in the evaluation process.