[ausev] Commercial mini cooper conversion braking
mbonard at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 18:20:16 GMT 2009
I read sometime ago that for this car, the kinetic energy recovery
provides all the electric power needed to activate the motors in a
braking mode.. The more intense the braking, the more power is available
to stop the car.. This reminds me of the "wedge brake" principle in the
old horse carriages, where the kinetic energy of the carriage was used
(through friction) to further engage the wedge and further increase the
braking. The only problem I see is that, like the Mini Cooper, there is
no braking capability at (or near) zero speed.
I do not know how many levels of redundancy they have. This will
certainly be investigated during the car road worthiness certification
red scott wrote:
> It's got NO BRAKES!!!!! What happens when you have an electrical failure?
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