Car buffs, help needed
pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sat Oct 31 01:22:00 EDT 2009
Thanks Ken. Some good material.
On Oct 31, 2009, at 1:06 AM, Ken Waller wrote:
> Several items come to mind :
> + Twin turbo engines, replacing normally aspirated engines of higher
> displacement, ala the Ford's Eco-boost engines - ie an Eco boost V 6
> replacing a normally aspirated V 8, with almost constant Torque from
> say 2k rpm to redline.
> + Stability control , where the brakes are utilized to control
> vehicle dynamics in a turn ie applying the inside rear wheel brake
> to help in an understeer in a turn situation.
> + Electronic throttle where there is no mechanical linkage between
> the accelerator pedal and the throttle body.
> + Electronic steering, where there is no hydraulic assist.
> + 'Active speed control' (not sure of the exact name - after a few
> Bombay Sapphire gimlets), where the distance between you and the
> vehicle you're following is maintained, and if you approach the
> vehicle in front, the system applies the brakes.
> I might be able to think of more in the morning [:+}
> BTW ceramic brakes are offered on several Porsche models and they
> definitely last more than 200 miles. although the $8 to 10 K price
> premium is way too stiff IMO.
> Kenneth Waller
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net
> Subject: OT: Car buffs, help needed
>> 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.
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