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Old 01-20-2010, 07:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What if they increased the clear "window" for more angles? Or would that lead to refraction problems?!?! ... I still like it from an execution/solution POV.

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I think it might work, refraction isn't really an issue, since the lenses are refractory anyway. DOT might still have an issue with the light lenses not being with X of the vehicle's absolute rear, though.

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Small correction..The 0.095 was achieved only by the clay model in the wind tunnel..The real life prototype achieved a more "Earthy" 0.19
Yes, I know -- they also changed the form quite a bit. An earlier clay model (w/o wheels IIRC) was 0.06. This model had wheels at least, and since it is so very low drag, I think it is worthwhile to study.

Here's another picture of the Antro 'Solo':

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Yes, I know -- they also changed the form quite a bit. An earlier clay model (w/o wheels IIRC) was 0.06. This model had wheels at least, and since it is so very low drag, I think it is worthwhile to study.

Here's another picture of the Antro 'Solo':

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My problem with the Avion is the giant door sills and the relatively tiny seating area. The video I saw of it a year ago showed how cramped it is.

I think it uses a Smart diesel?
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Here's another picture of the Antro 'Solo':
Another sleek greenhouse on wheels. And the side mirror looks tiny. Or is it a camera?
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Another sleek greenhouse on wheels. And the side mirror looks tiny. Or is it a camera?
They're cameras, best I can tell.
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Antro Solo is an electric/diesel/solar/pedal hybrid!

I just found out that the Antro Solo is an electric/diesel/solar/pedal hybrid! That is a new angle, as far as I know...

Edit: Yes, the diesel, solar, and humans pedaling, all generate electricity to charge the battery. Oh, and this car gets 117-157mpg US -- it's a serial hybrid.
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Jeezis... that's alot of propulsion/energy extraction techniques. I'm assuming the pedals don't directly drive the vehicle, though, rather creating a charge for the e-power, as I assume the diesel and solar do as well.

IOW - it's probably e-drive, but with those other methods used to keep the battery charged/topped off while in use.
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...where's the "squirrel-in-cage" backup propulsion?


not really propulsion, he just runs the generator
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If I were going to build a car from scratch, it would be in the style of the Daihatsu UFE III (2005 Concept):



203mpg, 968lb curb weight in concept car form, Cd = 0.17, tiny frontal area. It's a 660cc gas/electric hybrid.

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