replied to the thread Future of the Internal Combustion Engine
" I think its exciting to hear about new tech in engine production.
I think its insane that with all these years in automotive history, we are still using the same basic combustion engine created by Karl Benz.
I know the technology exists to have changed/improved engine making to where we don't have to take it up the butt from OPEC. This new technology will seriously improve fuel efficiency.
Now if the lobbyist from the big companies will stay out of the way, we can get somewhere.
It also bothers me that Moller, who created the Skycar is no closer to mass production than he was years ago after making the first car than can also be used in flight.
Neither political party has embraced the concept or looked into creating an infrastructure to make something like the Skycar a reality.
Automotive technology has ground to a snails pace. I blame much of if it on car manufacturers who want things to stay the way they are. Horsepower wars seem to be the only real change. There been improvement in fuel efficiency but not nearly what is possible.
Seems like we're afraid to piss off opec and GM. "
05-21-2013, 06:23 PM