Self-Driving Cars, Hybrid Engine Options and Favorite Car Tech – HT169
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The Promise of the self-drive car.
Smart Cars are “dumb cars”; can’t work in all conditions.
Rain, Sub-par Roads, off-road, complex decisions.
Hybrid (McLaren P1/ VW XL1 super-diesel hybrid)
Power fill, performance
VW diesel hybrid 250+ mpg
Plugin Hybrid (Cadillac ELR/Chevy Volt)
EPA 93 mpg, no range anxiety
Camless engine (Koenigsegg)
SAAB poc car gets 100 mpg with better performance. Can run on any fuel.
Electric Drive (Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Tesla Model S)
Range anxiety, MB vehicle dynamics
Old Tech Engines.
Gas engines 4+ times more efficient than 30 years ago. 2x mpg with 2x power.
Diesels have match Prius is MPG.
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