History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles book focuses on electric vehicles that harness the potential of electricity when combined with another energy source--hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The book is divided into four segments. A brief introduction reviews how research built the foundation for the first electrical vehicle in 1881. The second session discusses ways to overcome limited range. A third section looks at the growing interest in racing battery-carrying, solar-cell-equipped electric vehicles. Finally, a section of appendixes describes the Hughes inductive charging system.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís recent backup camera mandate could open the door to more vehicle innovations, including better graphical displays, 360-degree camera views, and the increased use of Ethernet.
With support from National Instruments, a group of dedicated students from Connally High School in Austin, where more than 50% of the students are at risk of not graduating, have created a successful robotics team that is competing in the FIRST World Championships.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.