Challenge X: the theme song

By |2017-03-22T08:06:10-07:00June 11th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Chevy, Diesel, DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Ethanol, Fuel cells, Fuel economy, GM, Green cars, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Teenagers, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

In May, 2004 Challenge X started a competition involving 17 university teams from the United States and Canada to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. When the challenge started the price of gasoline was $206.4. By the time Challenge X was over the price of gasoline was $379.1. After 4 years, long nights and copious [...]

WABC radio – niche cars, gas prices & Challenge X

By |2016-09-25T20:02:10-07:00May 19th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Aston Martin, Automobiles and Energy, Bentley, Emissions, Environment, Ethanol, Fuel cells, GM, Green cars, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Lamborghini, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Radio, Rolls Royce, Technology, Teenagers, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Universities|

Even the niche vehicles: Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini are all cars that sell less than 1,000 cars a year. They are not what you think of as commute cars, but will they be held to the 35 mpg by 2020 that commute cars will be subject to? What are gas prices going [...]

Chip Ganassi, at DARPA

By |2017-03-22T08:06:48-07:00November 10th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Celebrities, Racing, Robots, Technology, Teenagers, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

Chip Ganassi knows about racing. He owns race car teams and even got Juan Montoya to jump from the Formula series to NASCAR. Why is a race car owner interested in autonomous vehicles? What is the one rule for racing that Chip lives by? and What technology is being developed for DARPA that race car [...]

Four robots start the DARPA urban challenge

By |2017-03-22T08:06:48-07:00November 10th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, GM, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Robots, Safety, Subaru, Technology, Teenagers, Travel, Universities, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Eleven teams qualified for the final day of the urban challenge. Watch as the last four teams take off out of the starting block. The information was supplied from each team, via Darpas website. XAV-250 #15 Troy, MI “ Dearborn, MI “ Minneapolis, MN Honeywell Intelligent Vehicle Systems The Intelligent Vehicle Systems (IVS) team is a [...]

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