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Started by Data, April 07, 2016, 00:01:37 AM

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Carl2

  I noticed he said he's using lead acid batteries because of cost and reliability, I'm a little surprised the lithium aren't up there in reliability.
Not a bad machine.
Carl2

Data

Did anyone see the last Top Gear ? they had the Tesla Model X on there.

This is the best video I can find of it.
Basically it beat a petrol heads super charged Dodge Charger Hellcat in a drag race. 


Carl2

I got pulled over to you tube where they had a few vids on the Tesla, nothing great, basic road trip. Good vid on the Austin Martian Vulcon, V12.  can't be legally driven anywhere.
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Snowcrash

Tesla Autopilot Crash. Off topic but related.

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Data

Statically 1 crash in 200 million kilometers seems pretty impressive to me. The technology is good but yeah, always room for improvement.

I can see a time in the future where all drivers over a certain age (maybe 70 year old or something like that) Will be forced to use autopilot. 

Carl2


Data

Nissan BladeGlider anyone ?

It's a concept-car that has turned into reality, we should see it transporting VIPs at the Olympics.


Carl2

  Makes me think of all the cars of the future I've seen in the past that never happened.  As I drive and see all the big heavy cars with just a driver I keep thinking of a one or two passenger that could do the same job.  Maybe it's a matter of the driver feeling safer with a large car.
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Snowcrash

If everyone drove a small car it would be ok. But in a crash involving 1 large and 1 small car, the small car will come off worse.

Lets all drive large cars...
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Data

Just because something is small doesn't mean it isn't strong. Now with modern materials and production techniques they might actually become the safer option.

A large heavy car is going to have to disperse more kinetic energy on impact, that could well make things worse.

Anyway it doesn't matter how tough the car is, in a crash the people inside will only be able to take so much g-force before damage is done to the internal organs.

 

Snowcrash

Lack of crumple zones and a steel frame. Wouldn't want to crash in a Smart car at 50+ MPH.
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I wouldn't want to crash in any car at 50+ MPH, if I can help it.

Some more developments in battery technology are coming from Tesla

QuoteTesla's CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday (Aug. 23) that an expanded 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack can propel Tesla's cars to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds.

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DaveMorton

lol my new scooter can't get from 0 to even 40 without a following hurricane force wind and a steep downhill section of road. 0 to 30 is more along the line of 2.3 minutes, under normal/flat conditions. :P
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Data

lol Dave  :LOL:

I found this video packed with information, if anyone is interested.

Also see if you can spot the early P1  :D


DaveMorton

Porsche and McLaren certainly had different visions of the future with regard to their P1 cars. :D

Great vid. I watched through the whole thing (for once), and found it interesting. Thanks, Data! :thumbsup:
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