Thinking Beyond the Automobile
DNTV 9/11/2008 Post a comment Tom Watson, vice president of light vehicle systems at ArvinMeritor and former lead engineer of the Ford Hybrid Escape rides the mechatronic EasyGlider, an electric scooter that reportedly weighs and costs less than the Segway.
Californiaís plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isnít the first such undertaking and certainly wonít be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
A customer who was thermal printing strip steel had a problem: When the strip's speed increased, the thermo printer would catch fire. When he set a flame to a piece of the strip, he couldn't get it to burn. What was the problem?