OT: Car buffs, help needed

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Fri Oct 30 16:54:16 EDT 2009


Thanks John, good info.
Paul
On Oct 30, 2009, at 4:31 PM, John Francis wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:13:55PM -0400, paul stenquist wrote:
>> What's the latest gee-whiz technology in the auto biz. Looking for
>> topics that are unusual and somewhat obscure. For example the ceramic
>> brake disc is potentially a good topic, the hydrogen fuel cell  is
>> probably not. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
>
> The place to look for cutting-edge technology is often in racing,
> and typically in F1 and/or WRC.
>
> Currently F1 is using carbon/carbon brakes - ceramics are old hat.
>
> If you're looking for technology that's just beginning to show up
> in cars driven by mere mortals, twin-clutch transmisssions might
> be worth taking a look at.
>
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