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Old 02-16-2010, 03:05 AM   #1
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For this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Rinspeed will present a battery-powered urban commuter called “The UC?”. A couple of years ago, the Swiss design studio showed a Lotus Elise-based amphibious. By the looks of it, “The UC?” is the sibling of a smart and a Fiat 500 but the only difference is that it is powered by electricity. This vehicle is lightweight; it produces 130 Nm of torque and it can reach 120 km. On the other hand, the urban commuter has a 105 km range. Rinspeed said that “The “UC?” features several technical highlights, including: Goodbye steering wheel and the hello force-feedback joystick.

German electronics specialist Rafi is the supplier for this new joystick technology. Rinspeed head Frank M. Rinderknecht appeals for everyone to forget what they know about joysticks. He also said that this system provides a better steering feel and clearer feedback from the road.
Paravan, a foremost manufacturer of handicap vehicles, developed Space Drive, a drive-by-wire system. The electric drive system comes with several challenges. First, the lithium-ion batteries were made by Li-Tec-Battery in Germany, a joint venture of Evonik and Daimler AG. Specialist Absaar supplies the efficient and reliable on-board charger while ABB Sécheron provides the external stationary charger.
”The UC? also doesn’t have the most common problems of EVs, such as cold weather heating. Meanwhile, Eberspacher designed an innovative high-voltage, high-efficiency heating system that can go up to 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) in only 30 seconds, which is much better than any internal combustion powered car.




















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Old 02-16-2010, 03:07 AM   #2
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It looks like Fisher Price is contracting out their designers.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:43 AM   #3
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That makes me want to stick my face in a bear trap.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #5
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This is the most, normal vehicle I have seen come out of Rinspeed.

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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I absolutely can't stand (only because I refuse to say 'hate') this.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:53 AM   #7
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This is the most, normal vehicle I have seen come out of Rinspeed.

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It looks like Fisher Price is contracting out their designers.
This..........
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"honey, could you hand me the toll ticket"
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It looks like Fisher Price is contracting out their designers.
At least they're not using Subaru's designers.
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