Dr. Seeley has shared this link, which reports on the requested goal of achieving 35.5 miles per gallon fleet averages for cars sold in the US by 2016. Because this effort starts in 2012 under President Obama’s plan, car manufacturers will have to perform rapid shift in their product lineups to achieve these goals. As stated in the NY Times story, “The president’s decision will also accelerate the development of smaller cars and engines already under way.” This is in harmony with goals of the CAFE Foundation, and could lead to some useful engines for high-efficiency future lightplanes.
The CAFE Foundation is very pleased to offer a new array of important reports on extreme body drag reduction in its PAV Technology Library. These reports include work on Goldschmied propulsion that should prove valuable to any team planning to compete in the NASA Centennial Challenge flight competition.
CAFE has just arranged for Len Scumann and Steffen Geinitz from the University of Stuttgart, Germany to come to EAS III to present their exciting work on the new Hydrogenius fuel cell 2 seat aircraft.