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Vehicle Design Summit The Assisted Human Powered Vehicle
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Vehicle Design Summit Summary • Developed 4 alternatively-powered practical vehicle designs with 200 mpg or more equivalence • AHPV - Assisted Human Powered Vehicle • Pulse - 1 person all electric commuter vehicle • Fuel Cell - 90% recyclable body and shell • Biofuels - ran on straight vegetable oil • Worked on emerging technologies, in concert with collaborators in industry and academia
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AHPV Overview • One person commuter vehicle capable of full electric drive, full human drive, & everything between • Capable of sustaining 50 mph for >50 miles on one charge • Can both plug in to the grid and charge off of solar power • Substantial autonomous range • 500 mpg equivalency @ 35 mph • Safe to drive: visible, good field of view, and crash worthy • Enough storage space for the typical commuter • Must be usable by the 95th percentile human
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What were the goals of the AHPV • Breaks new ground in assisted human power: • High sustained speed and a useful range
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