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Posted by News on August 10, 2010, 10:13 am
 





Have you told Tata this? Please write to them, they obviously don't know
what they doing and don't understand compressed air.


Posted by Josepi on August 10, 2010, 1:29 pm
 


You're not in Kansas anymore, either.


Have you told Tata this? Please write to them, they obviously don't know
what they doing and don't understand compressed air.






Posted by Michael B on August 10, 2010, 9:11 pm
 

Others say it could work. In a technical fashion.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/721r7419j51104m7/
But ignore it, because it's a top posting.



Posted by vaughn on August 10, 2010, 9:44 pm
 




Few claim that it won't work.  I believe that even I could build an air-powered
car that we could drive around the block.

The problem is getting one sufficiently efficient, and sufficiently economical
to compete with other technologies while still retaining useful range.  I have
just enough engineering background to have a grasp of the difficulties, and they
are massive.  The lack of apparent progress in air power over the last ten years
or so, combined with the significant strides made by battery technology makes me
think that air power is unlikely to be a big player in the foreseeable future.

Vaughn



Posted by Michael B on August 10, 2010, 11:52 pm
 


That would likely be true. The review noted that it would be an
inferior option. But I wanted to get a technical commentary into
it. Although you had given a pretty salient presentation.


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