Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:can't you just do this now? (Score 1) 883

by Freeptop (#19055271) Attached to: Hybrid Cars No Better than 'Intelligent' Cars
On the flip side, if the intelligent sensors told the car to start coasting, the gas engine could still be turned off. Combine this with plug-in options on the hybrid for recharging the battery, and you can still see an improvement on the hybrid over the standard combustion engine. If the prediction sensors are anticipating a full stop, you can still get regenerative breaking as well. After all, you're still going to get energy back from slowing down gradually rather than quickly. You might even be able to get more, as you could do more of the deceleration purely through the generation resistance, and less with friction braking.

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year

Working...