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topEngineering
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re: Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
topEngineering   5/16/2012 11:07:11 AM
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Sounds like a brilliant read, I know quite a few engineers that would be interested in reading it. Yep the price is a bit steep but I guess you must be allowed to share your copy. Electric most definitely is the future there a loads of vacancies available at the moment for automotive electrical engineers: http://www.inengineering.co.uk/industries/automotive-jobs

Duane Benson
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re: Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
Duane Benson   5/26/2011 4:29:31 PM
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I would love to have the car and I would love to read the book. But, at $40,000 and $120, I'm not going to do either. I have a lot of doubt about the savings potential when two power plants are carried around, as in the Volt and Hybrids. I'd be happy to have those doubts eliminated though. One of the difficulties in understanding the cost/benefit equation for hybrids and plug-in hybrids is the fact that so much of the dialog is politicized. Mush of what you read or hear about it comes from a source with an agenda. Given the source of the materials in this book, I'd be interested to see how balanced it is.

tekwatcher
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re: Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
tekwatcher   5/26/2011 1:24:12 PM
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A 40,000$ car and a 120$ book? Just give me a 22,000 Prius Hybrid!

Kinnar
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re: Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
Kinnar   5/15/2011 5:32:46 AM
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Its an excellent concise article of the bunch of papers published for a model car. And it really creates curiosity of reading the original book and papers.

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re: Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
Robotics Developer   5/15/2011 12:12:54 AM
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It sounds like an interesting book given the addition of the personal insights to the technical papers. I remember reading Soul of the New Machine by Tracy Kidder (I think that was the author) and enjoyed the personalities as much as the story of the development of the computer. I must confess that I would NEVER spend 120 dollars on any book.



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