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Supercar [electronic resource]: Building the Car of the Future

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Is it too late to rethink our relationship with the automobile? Hosted by University of Alberta professor Brian Fleck, this program investigates recent developments in alternative fuels and car design. In Italy, MIT students Robyn Allen and Anna Jaffe, cofounders of the Vehicle Design Summit, present their prototype-a plug-in hybrid designed for the congested streets of India. Then, Jeremy Snyder of Tesla Motors explains the technology behind their Roadster, a high-performance electric automobile. Also highlighted is Stanford University's intelligent car, named Junior, which is controlled solely by computers. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act)
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44 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 27, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Building the Car of the Future
  • What is the Future of Cars? (1:26)
  • Is it Too Late to Rethink Automobiles? (2:10)
  • Vehicle Design Summit (1:23)
  • Vehicle Design Summit Plan (1:05)
  • How Could Cars be Made Differently? (1:56)
  • Problem with Ethanol (1:02)
  • Refuting Ethanol Myths (1:02)
  • What Happened to the Electric Car? (1:50)
  • How Does Electric Car Run? (2:24)
  • How Does the Tesla Work? (1:48)
  • A Fun Electric Car (1:08)
  • Why Not Use Hydrogen for Fuel? (1:06)
  • Hydrogen Car Test Drive (1:11)
  • Refueling a Hydrogen Vehicle (2:15)
  • The Problem with Hydrogen (1:15)
  • Safer Faster Race Cars (1:34)
  • Can Light Weight Cars be Safe and Affordable? (1:04)
  • Safety and Efficiency in Automobiles (1:32)
  • A Car With a Brain (1:13)
  • A Truly Autonomous Car (1:17)
  • Is There a Need for Autonomous Cars? (2:00)
  • Can People Adapt to Car Technology? (2:06)
  • Human Car Relationships (0:57)
  • Meet the City Car (1:32)
  • City Car Concept (1:36)
  • Designing City Car (1:26)
  • Building City Car (1:12)
  • Urban Transportation System (0:38)
  • Forward Facing Concept Cars (0:56)
  • Future of Cars (0:49)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2009.
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40925 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (44 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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