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Michelin reinvents the wheel

Clive Maxfield
12/4/2008 07:00 PM EST

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Etmax
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re: Michelin reinvents the wheel
Etmax   12/9/2008 10:58:44 PM
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this idea (motors in wheels) is anything but new. Pancake motors on wheels has been part of the solar car challenge for a while. It has been recognised for a long time that the transmission has to go, but electric was the only way to do sensibly, being slowed by lack of storage technology. This is an improvement of the drive train, not a reinventing of the wheel.

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re: Michelin reinvents the wheel
GT_jbo   12/5/2008 7:07:09 PM
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Max, Check out these videos for the Bose active suspension (yes, THAT Bose). I first saw it in an article several years ago in Popular Science magazine. http://www.popsci.com/article/2007-12/bose-suspension-system comparison video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSi6J-QK1lw

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