Welcome to the engineering update. In this week’s episode:
The Electric Car of the Future
The car of the future is here, and it gets 100 miles to the gallon, using the equivalent of one gallon of gas. It also offers control algorithms to recognize driving patterns and predict future driving and real wheel torque vectoring for traction.
A ‘Force Field’ for Military Tanks
The Trophy Active Protection System, which blasts incoming missiles with a turreted shotgun, will be tested on American M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles.
Nanowire Battery Electrodes With Extended Lifespan
Scientists have developed a nanowire-based technology that allows lithium-ion batteries to be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.
Filed Under: Aerospace + defense