How Gm’s HyWire Works

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How Gm’s Hy-Wire Works

A look at GM’s new concept the Hi-Wire.

With GM’s new concept car, you’ll use instead of physical linkages—that controls are not related to what control, so the steering wheel and the pedal may soon be things of the With the new Hy-Wire concept, the are simply computer controls, for instead of a steering wheel and pedals you may have a pair of Instead of fuel gages and a you might see a computer screen will display whatever you need.

It’s even that it will display information about your or the images from a rear-mounted camera.

When you turn the wheel of a car or step on the brake, you are moving objects that move objects that control the This is a ˜physical linkage’. A is a good example of physical control. You twist the handle and the wheel changes direction.

modern airplanes, by contrast, use direct physical linkages. the controls that the pilot send signals to computers. The then move the rudder, etc.

When you step on the pedal of a normal car, pushes a plunger down in a forcing brake fluid the system. That pushes the against the drums in the wheels and the car. In a drive-by-wire car, you push a button, pull a or even speak to a voice microphone to tell the computer to the car.

Then the computer triggers the It grants the car’s designer a deal of flexibility in the passenger

In cars of today, the thing makes it go is an internal combustion They usually burn To provide power to move the gasoline is mixed with air and into the cylinders. The spark provides a spark and the fuel/air explodes, forcing the piston to the end of the cylinder. The moving piston the crankshaft.

The crankshaft turns the gears and the axle. It’s a fairly process to turn the crankshaft at high speed to wheels at low speed.

The Hy-Wire uses cells and electric motors. The system is much simpler. You start with gasoline. But passes through a ˜refiner’, a that splits off the hydrogen in and passes it to the fuel cell. The of the gasoline, oxygen and carbon, is to the atmosphere in the form of carbon

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In the fuel cell the hydrogen with oxygen to form electricity and a little heat. It is a efficient process.

The electricity is sent to motors in each Having each wheel independently, means that as as one wheel has good traction, you can going. Instead of transferring from piston to crankshaft to to axle to wheels, the Hy-Wire electricity to motors and the motors the wheels.

It’s also to reclaim energy while In a conventional car, that just heats and wears pads. In Hy-Wire, a lot of it can be reclaimed and in batteries for use later.

In the new Hy-Wire car, all of the motor, fuel fuel storage, etc. is in a section called ‘the It consists of the wheels, undercarriage and a a few inches thick. The passenger is a separate section that is later. All controls pass a single junction box. means that the same can run a two-seat sports car or a station

Since all the controls are computer they can be anywhere in the car. You literally pass the wheel to

Of course, this is a concept GM will use ideas from in future autos, so it’s possible that someday you’ll drive a car with a window that reaches your toes to the roof, you steer the car with a joystick set in the arm of a chair.

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