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Old 11-28-2009, 10:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have been meaning to try and organize The List in a way that shows what "kind" of an improvement it is:

A car has one basic function: it rolls over the ground and moves people and things.

The two main "kinds" of improvements I am thinking of are: passive improvements of the rolling function -- so this would include reducing rolling resistance, and reducing drag and other friction.

The second "kind" are improvements are in the energy input -- so these include improvements to the power plant.

I think that the first kind are the most important, and they have to be done in order to get the most out out of the second kind.

Up until now, most cars are designed by making a vehicle how ever you want to, and then throwing a big enough engine at it to move it. If on the other hand, a vehicle was designed from the ground up to do the main thing you need it to as well as possible, and then use the best power plant that you can to get the job done; is the way we must go in the future.
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