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A real-life turbo boost, sorta

Postby Michael Pajaro » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:10 am

MSNBC (via Associated Press) has an article entitled "A car that can jump over obstacles". Essentially, Bose (yes, the music company) has developed an automobile suspension system that can lift wheels entirely off the ground to avoid hitting small obstacles in the road:

"...a test driver guides a Lexus at 25 mph toward what would appear to be an unfriendly introduction to a two-by-six lying on its side, ankle-high. A childlike grin spreads across 76-year-old Amar Bose's face as the vehicle does something most can't: jump over the board, like a cat bounding over a fallen log."

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10217088/

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Postby knightriderno2 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:29 am

Hmmm, interesting.

A company which has made sound equipment for years just decide to make a car that can jump over obstacles....... :| :wink:
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Postby Lyn » Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:25 pm

I hope that vehicle had a safe landing....

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Postby Knight Racer » Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:41 pm

I hope the guys at Knight Registries are keeping their kitt replicas in pristine condition because we are getting closer and closer to having all the components to simulate a real kitt in our time.It might cost you a second morgage and soem might end up living in the kitt but hey its Knight Rider!!!

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Postby MIKEMAC » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:03 pm

Knight Racer wrote:I hope the guys at Knight Registries are keeping their kitt replicas in pristine condition because we are getting closer and closer to having all the components to simulate a real kitt in our time.It might cost you a second morgage and soem might end up living in the kitt but hey its Knight Rider!!!


very great points!! :twisted:
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Postby knightridergundam » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:33 pm

Knight Racer wrote:I hope the guys at Knight Registries are keeping their kitt replicas in pristine condition because we are getting closer and closer to having all the components to simulate a real kitt in our time.It might cost you a second morgage and soem might end up living in the kitt but hey its Knight Rider!!!


Very interesting to say the least. In 5 years, watch, we will have little black Trans Am jumping all over the place......(or in my case a white '97 Mitsubishi Eclipse)

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