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jnade
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re: Energy-harvesting shock absorbers coming to a car near you
jnade   6/18/2013 7:14:34 PM
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Doesn't seem like the same invention (BOSE Active Suspension) but the 2 might work well together with a good deal of overlapping tech.

Gopal Miglani
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re: Energy-harvesting shock absorbers coming to a car near you
Gopal Miglani   6/17/2013 8:43:15 PM
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Wasn't this patented by Bose a few years ago. Whatever happened to that? See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8sVDenpPOE and google "bose shock absorber"

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re: Energy-harvesting shock absorbers coming to a car near you
Robotics Developer   6/17/2013 3:40:11 PM
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I was wondering if this could be employed on typical electric cars as opposed to just heavy load vehicles? This would both add to the drive range and improve efficiency as well. If it could be coupled into the regen brakes for charging the batteries that would be a nice possibly lower cost way to add shock energy into the batteries.

DrQuine
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re: Energy-harvesting shock absorbers coming to a car near you
DrQuine   6/16/2013 2:29:01 PM
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Making lemonade out of lemons by converting potholes to energy. A brilliant idea - wish I'd thought of it. With all the interest in generating energy from ocean waves, we completely missed the nearby source of motion we all drive which has very considerable force behind it. I can't wait to see these as a feature in all vehicles.



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