Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and KERS Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and KERS Hybrid

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F1 KERS system 2009
SUBSCRIBE for daily car videos! Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) have been introduced into Formula One as part of the sport's major regulation change for 2009. A means to recover energy created under braking, the new regulation will see all teams running either a battery or flywheel system this season in an effort to improve racing. With the potential for the systems to be filtered into other applications, KERS is also one of the sport's major green initiatives. Williams is the only team on the grid to be using a flywheel system which is demonstrated in this film, together with the team's Chief Designer, Ed Wood and CEO of Williams Hybrid Power, Ian Foley

BMW Mechanic in KERS Shocker
A BMW Sauber technician was injured yesterday with an electric shock given off by the experimental Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) equipped F1.07C car. The incident occurred when test driver Christian Klien pulled into the pits and the technician touched the car for the first time following a test run at Jerez. "During testing of the KERS car at the Jerez track this morning, there was an incident involving a mechanic," a BMW Sauber spokesman explained. "When the car returned to the pits, he touched it and suffered an electric shock. He sustained slight injuries to his left hand and grazing on his left arm." The technician was taken to the circuit's medical centre for a brief examination before rejoining the test team. An investigation is underway to determine the cause.

Flybus flywheel-based mechanical hybrid system
A project to demonstrate the viability of a cost-effective alternative to battery-hybrid buses has taken a step closer to fruition with construction starting of the first prototype vehicle. For a fraction of the cost of other systems, the "Flybus" system could deliver up to 20 percent savings in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in stopstart city centre operation. The project is due to publish the results of testing next year.

Hamilton in Mercedes S400 Hybrid with Niki Lauda
Lewis Hamilton got a ride in the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid with Niki Lauda through the streets of Valencia. In the private dialogue of world champions, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver delivers insights into his current situation, extrem pressure, many sleepless nights, joy of being back up front again, and different possibilities of application of the Hybrid-Technology of the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid-Technology.