Motor Vehicle Safety
– Motor Vehicle Safety Motor accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. In the year 2000 the National Highway Traf?c Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that around 41,000 people were killed in traffic accidents within the United States. This mortality rate has since dropped 25% from 2000 to 2009 (Rockett et al., 2012). There are many reasons for motor vehicle injuries, ranging from lack of seat belt use, elderly drivers, alcohol and young children being improperly secured….
Ethanol as a Motor Vehicle Fuel
– Ethanol as a Motor Vehicle Fuel Human society has been utilizing the limited inventory of fossil fuel for approximately 100 years. Due to its limited stock and availability a continuous search for alternative sources of fuel has proposed several alternatives to consider. Some of the alternative method includes rechargeable battery, fuel cell, alcohol based fuel, etc. There are two major types of alcohol that has been used as fuel. These are Methanol and Ethanol. Five to ten percent of methanol has been blended previously with the gasoline in the United States….
Physics of the Internal Combustion Engine
– Background Infromation In Cambridge England, in 1820 a man by the name of Reverend W. Cecil was explaining to fellow scientists and inventors how an internal combustion engine worked. All of his fellow colleagues just laughed at him and told him it could never be done. In 1860 Jean Joseph E’tienne Lenoir made Cecil’s idea come to life by building the first practical internal combustion engine. Three years later in 1863 Lenoir built one of the worlds first gas engine cars. Ignition System Have you ever wondered how turning a simple key will start a car….
Alternative Fuels for Motor Vehicles
– Did you know that you can receive a maximum of a $7,500 tax credit for just owning an electric or hybrid vehicle. The United States government values citizens that buy fuel efficient vehicles because it gets the United States one step closer to not buying outsourced oil (Jones par.14). Hybrid vehicles are vehicles that are mostly powered by gasoline, but switch over to electric at stop signs or at coasting speeds. Electric cars are cars that are solely powered by electric from start up to shut down (Motavalli par….
Performance of a Hybrid Vehicle Compared to a Gasoline Vehicle: Ford Fusion 2013 SE
– Around the year of 1893, the first gasoline American car with an internal combustion engine was built and since that year until the late 18th century electric vehicles were introduced in the United States. Moreover, the Hybrid Lohner-Porsche became the first car that runs on gasoline and electricity. Hybrid combined two, the electric and the internal combustion engine propulsion systems, or more power sources to drive the vehicle. The new hybrid vehicles are more efficient and powerful in the term of technology and economy; it provides an improved car that is environmental friendly….