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Unformatted text preview: As street cars become faster and drivers become crazier the need for safer cars steadily increases. Much advancement has been made in accident prevention so far but since accidents happen we also need safety improvements for during and after an accident. A major concern in collisions is the ignition of fuel that has leaked out of the car’s gas tank. Since racecars are in more serious collisions than street cars their collision safety devices are far more advanced. So, what better place is there to start then looking at racecars and their fuel systems? One of the most widely used safety features on racecars today is the fuel cell and our team has decided to use it as the bases of our fuel system improvement. On top of the fuel cell idea our team has decided to implement a fuel line cut off system in case of serious collisions and an automatic fire suppression system. The rear of a car is a major collision area and, since the fuel is stored back there, a major concern is the rupture of the fuel tank leading to large fires. If a full tank of fuel is major concern is the rupture of the fuel tank leading to large fires....
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- Fall '08
- Automobile, Tram accident, fuel, Fuel tank, Fire extinguisher, fuel line