I’d like to drive around in Unimog with the “high speed” axles.
Nitpicking does Bernd Maylander actually take the start though? He has attended a huge number of races but the safety car doesn’t actually take the start unless the race has been deemed to start under the safety car. It does a reconaissance lap before the race but doesn’t actually start it itself. Read more
They’re the same, except its good when you’re going straight and bad when you’re trying to turn. Both Low air pressure and turbulent air will reduce the aerodynamic efficiency, giving less drag and downforce.
These comments always make me laugh. Every time I get the itch for a new car I drive just about anything that looks interesting. Price point only applies to those I can’t afford. Twice in the past I’ve replaced an existing car with one that cost significantly less because I just liked it more. If you’re shopping for a… Read more
That GR Sport looks awesome.
Apparently per MotoGP rules, if a rider shortcuts a turn, they must lose 1 second of pace on their own. He lost 7/10th of a second, so they penalized him 3 seconds. Fabio later said that its hard to know the difference between most of a second and a full second when racing a motorcycle.
Degradation is at the request of FOM. No one is looking for failures.
Maybe show us those tweets rather than just hinting at their existence? It would help prove the point you are trying to make.
Mechanical engineer here. Don’t use these - ever.
The theory that these work on is correct but they will only work with an impact wrench with a specific RPM and certain mass of hammer. Don’t have that specific tool, it won’t work properly. The tightening torque will be too high or too low (usually too high). Shops use… Read more
So, if anyone is interested, the way they can do the trick AWD system splits is combination common and clever. Its the exact same PTU/RDU single clutch configuration on demand awd system as pretty much anything Toyota these days, including a real rear diff instead of a twin clutch RDU. In most of these systems your…
So based on the numbers above, 9-11% of staff for the teams that reported are female. Honest question: Do you know how this compares with women who enjoy watching, participating, or following motorsports or automotive hobbies in some fashion? Because while ~10% is not diverse, is it aligned with interest in the field?… Read more
My dad’s been working in the medical device software industry for decades, and since last summer had been working for a young tech company in Seattle newly branching into that industry. That start-up mentality of “move fast and break things”, of beta testing on end users, is absolutely present there, and he recently… Read more
The PowerWall is mostly to replace a backup generator, and store excess solar for nightime use, its ability to help stabilize power in the grid is a very distant third. Its really something for the more cash flush customers who don’t mind spending an extra $10k on their solar setup. The car’s should honestly be a… Read more
No disagreement at all there. Gran Turismo was an inflection point for gaming, not just the racing genre but in the way it legitimized video games as a way to simulate reality. (This was happening on the PC side for a bit, but GT broadened it.) The mainstream appeal hit critical mass with GT3, at that point just about… Read more
You’re a lunatic which of course makes you an engineer. And since you’ve clearly stated that your an “EV engineer” and bragged about how you are the solution while belittling Bradley, I’d say you’re also lacking in humility and decency. Read more