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Volvo: Kers is better than batteries - BusinessCar

Volvo: Kers is better than batteries
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Flybrid uses F1-developed technology, in the form of Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), to capture energy when a car slows and then use it to drive the wheels when needed.
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With our fossil fuels depleting, the importance of fuel efficient tech has never been more apparent.

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Porsche Le Mans tech to trickle down

Porsche Le Mans tech to trickle down | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
Small turbo engines and race-bred energy recovery systems likely to appear.
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We see from the recent re-entry of Porsche into the Le Mans LMP1 series that they are striving to improve their consumer cars by investing and testing out better technologies.

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Toyota gambles on hydrogen fuel cell technology

Toyota gambles on hydrogen fuel cell technology | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
TOKYO — Rocket science, long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars, is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
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More information about the battery technology that is being used in hybrid cars in the future.

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▶ Webber explains KERS - YouTube

Mark Webber explains what KERS is and how it has changed Formula One
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An excellent example of how trickle down technology is helping our hybrid cars today.

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Ford considering return to Le Mans with new EcoBoost LMP2

Ford considering return to Le Mans with new EcoBoost LMP2 | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
Rumor has it that Ford is looking at taking on the likes of Nissan and Honda in the LMP2 class at Le Mans.
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This looks like a perfect arena for Ford to test out their famed EcoBoost Turbo system under endurance stress levels and transfer that knowledge to their consumer vehicles. Leading to better and meaner EcoBoost engines that better serve people's need for speed and concern for the environment.

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Alonso and Rossi to field Ferrari at Le Mans?

Alonso and Rossi to field Ferrari at Le Mans? | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
If Ferrari were to return to Le Mans, who would drive the car? Mark Webber thinks Valentino Rossi and Fernando Alonso would be right for the job.
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This is a good news! Not the drivers but rather what it means for consumers. With Ferrari going back into the Le Mans after 40+ years it would mean that Audi and Porsche have competitors in LMP1 arena; this leads to more technological advances trickling down to consumer cars.

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Porsche Buys South Africa's Kyalami Race Track - MotorAuthority

Porsche Buys South Africa's Kyalami Race Track - MotorAuthority | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
2015 Porsche 911. Enlarge Photo. No motorsport fan likes to see a classic race track get bulldozed, but the land these tracks occupy is often valuable, so there's typically no shortage of developers waiting in the wings for an ...
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One less race track being let to the property market. One more track for testing and lots of fun!! Motorsport 1 Housing 0

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Technological secrets of a winning F1 team

Technological secrets of a winning F1 team | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
OK, if Australian Daniel Ricciardo couldn’t win the Australian Grand Prix — placing a great second before being disqualified in a row over fuel usage — DoubleClick was delighted to see Germany’s Nico Rosberg in top spot on the podium.
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This article is an example of how the motorsport industry not only improves cars but also the infrastructural technology around it that supports these cars.

 

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Social Entrepreneurship - Patrick Dempsey

Social Entrepreneurship - Patrick Dempsey | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
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Not all race car drivers care about racing only. Helping others is also in their genes.

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How NASCAR Tech Ends Up In Your Car

How NASCAR Tech Ends Up In Your Car | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
PM paid a visit to the Dover speedway to see the advanced tires and lubricants that help to make Tony Stewart's No. 14 car a champion.
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An example why we still need motorsports. This types of events not only contribute to increasing the economy of the communities involved but also; eventually the consumers.

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Jason Harper: Why endurance races still matter | Reading Eagle - DRIVETIME

Jason Harper: Why endurance races still matter | Reading Eagle - DRIVETIME | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
I love cars, though I don't like to watch racing on TV. It often seems a bit, well, slow.Yet I've always wanted to go to France's annual 24 Hours of
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This article explains very much why although endurance racing seems to be counter to green initiatives, it actually helps.

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BMW ABS Pro Is Cornering Braking Assist For Bikes

BMW ABS Pro Is Cornering Braking Assist For Bikes | Motorsports Technology Trickle | Scoop.it
BMW Introduces Cornering Braking Assist For Bikes, Calls It ABS Pro
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F1 racing technology that was once used as an advantage and now banned for having an unfair advantage to the racers has trickled down finally to motorbikes. Road safety evolved from an unfair advantage.

 

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