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Engineering360: "Supermileage Car Coasts to the Finish Line"

06/26/2017 7:20 AM

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06/26/2017 8:34 AM

I'm a bit perplexed. Why is this article about a 2nd place team that uses fuel injection and was able to squeak 2,418 miles out of a gallon of gas when the 1st place team, also using fuel injection, was able to travel 4,113 miles?

While the accelerate and coast method may be interesting, I'm more interested in how Universite' Laval was able to go more than 70% farther.

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06/26/2017 2:07 PM

Pesky details.

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06/26/2017 1:50 PM

Is there a minimum transported weight, and a minimum allowable cross-sectional area to these super-mileage competition vehicles? What kind of payload do they carry? Any payload?

Autonomous, with no passenger?

I want a luxury Sedan that gets 166 mpg, but no one in Detroit is making that for some odd reason, even though it is really very simple in principle to do using existing low mass hydraulic motors, hydraulic accumulators, and a specially designed opposing piston (fuel-injected at computer controlled self-ignition point during compression) motor/hydraulic pump, where the motor and pump are integrated as one assembly. I want one of those.

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06/26/2017 2:05 PM

Accurate News!! So, the 'Americans' who won this event are Canadians <https://www.ulaval.ca> and according to E360 editors, the US 'Americans' who came in a distant second-place are way more noteworthy. Make sense, right?

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06/26/2017 3:26 PM

Not.

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06/29/2017 8:52 AM

"I didn't lose. I got second. That's still winning. How could I be unhappy with second place? There are a million people who would love to be in my position." -Lauren Alaina

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