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Harness Speed Bump Energy For Better Fuel Economy

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    We have always cursed the bumpy rides in the Indian roads. Now is the time to rejoice for having bumpy roads because a team of undergraduates in MIT have developed a system which absorbs the shocks induced by the bumps and uses these shocks to generate energy which will be utilized by the vehicle. The generated energy can be used for running the electrical components or for recharging the battery. An overall increase of 10% has been noted in the fuel efficiency when installed with this system.

    MIT Shock Absorbers Harness Speed Bump Energy For Better Fuel Economy [Cars] - Examiner.com

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    think about the possibilities for a hybrid car.
    the power generated by the bumps would help generate energy to drive your car on electric mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    think about the possibilities for a hybrid car.
    the power generated by the bumps would help generate energy to drive your car on electric mode.
    Especially in a country like India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Especially in a country like India.
    yes, looks like this has been done for india exclusively ..

    great innovation indeed ... hats of to MIT ...

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