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    Hi Everyone - My name is Justin and I am a former EE turned into an automotive materials sales guy (if anyone needs automotive ceramics let me know!).  I am currently working on finding new applications for ceramic materials in the automotive industry.  I work for CoorsTek who is owned by the same Coors ...

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    The problem is that the internet is a treasure trove of misinformation.?? Any idiot can put forward any nonsense as factual.?? There is no peer review.?? Google (or use any other search engine) anything and you get maybe 100000 + hits, and somewhere in there is a few that are worthwhile.?? Try to ...

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    @John Bute Yes John you are right that most modern ships have been semi-autonomous from a long time, telling about an autopilot is also a good idea. I think for keeping a safe operation we would have to arrange power source all times. Making ships autonomous can reduce human error due to huge work ...

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    PROTOTYPES COMPETITION 18+ DESCRIPTION The ICAO 2019 Prototypes Competition is for anyone 18-and-over. It's seeking   maturely   thought-out-3-D   renderings   (still images and/or video) of either new aircraft types or new types of operations. In addition to visual proposals submitted, we're ...

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    The view from 30,000 feet: THere is no "a formula"- its too complex for an exact calculation, that is. Formulas do exist for approximations. They do for engines anyway. Id seen one here in a document (for a diesel engine) that as I Recall was something like 4-5 pages long. Anything can be mathematically ...

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    I take it you mean the AC kW-hrs/100 miles that appears on the Monroney? This depends primarily on the electrical energy required to drive the standard test cycles, which depends on the vehicle's road load and mass characteristics, and to a lesser extent on the efficiency of the charging equipment ...

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    This is an engineering group. I think any claim of electrification of any transportation device should be accompanied by calculations including cost calculations which justify it. Too many pie in the sky claims are being made without any proof that they could work. ------Original Message------ ...

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