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Show Me the Light
08 Jun 2016

Show Me the Light

Automobiles have been around for over 100 years and during that time they have evolved in ways that would have been incomprehensible in the years before. In particular, of all the technologies that automobiles have used over the years, perhaps none has changed more than the lowly headlight.  Throwing light in front of an automobile has evolved from the dim flickering of gas in a...

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Jumping Dead Batteries
07 Jun 2016

Jumping Dead Batteries

It happens to every car owner at some point. Someone leaves a light on, or a door ajar, in your car and your battery loses all its charge. The symptoms are pretty obvious; when you go to turn the key to start your car, nothing happens – no lights come on, nothing makes a clicking sound. When this happens, the quickest way to get it...

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Using Wasted Energy
07 Jun 2016

Using Wasted Energy

Automotive engineers use all the energy sources they can find when designing cars for maximum efficiency.  That’s why the engineers of hybrid vehicles tap the energy that gets wasted when a hybrid’s brakes are applied.  Instead of converting the motion of the vehicle into wasted heat via the brake pads, as ordinary cars do, hybrid vehicles have a small generator on each axle that converts...

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