Race Weekend

Race Weekend

I can’t believe another Memorial Day weekend is upon us.  Of course, if you’re a racing fan this is one of the best weekends there is.  Formula One runs at Monaco.  There is the Indianapolis 500 and here in Charlotte we have NASCAR running the Coca-Cola 600.    Part of me loves the spectacle of it.  Another part of me wonders how many tons of CO2 these three events alone are responsible for.   Racing is definitely a part of world culture.  Ever since we discovered the wheel, we’ve been devising competitions of various forms to determine who is “the fastest”  Competition is part of what drives us to succeed (pardon the pun). Here at ITD we spend a lot of time thinking about how PowerFelt can be interwoven into cars and car “systems”  In some cases, we think about embedding it in the roads, or the track.  How much power could we harness?  How much could we feed that back to the cars themselves?  What other uses for that power can we find?  There is no doubt that energy from these closed systems is enormous.  I can’t wait to get some PowerFelt out these and testing to see the beginnings of what’s possible. Energy is everywhere….