• Mar 22, 2007
The engineers over at Automotive DesignLine have performed some modifications to a Prius, adding lightness. Actually, it's more of a dissection, but it's interesting to see the stripping-down of the Hybrid's Hybrid. This disassembly wasn't just for kicks; the car was taken apart ahead of its appearance at the Embedded System Conference in a couple weeks. All of the pieces will be there, as well, for interested parties to peruse. Embedded systems are all over modern automobiles, and with its multitude of systems that need to work together and hand off functions, the Prius has quite a bit of electronic command and control. The total time of the modifications was about seven hours, compressed down far shorter in the video, which is after the jump.

[Source: Automotive DesignLine]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder what the gas mileage is like now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I imagine early buyers will feel whatever way early buyers who pay over sticker usually feel. (I wouldn't know, I'm too interested in getting a large discount.) Many problem see it as the price that must be paid to be first on the block.

      JB#4 - my comment was directed at the first commenter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eh? Please explain the Karesh comment...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I believe the same thing happens when you leave a car parked in Detroit for a few hours... WAIT, sorry that was a Prius... you could leave that unlocked and running and no one would take it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Justin,

      I assume that if you actually had something intelligent to say, you'd have said it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow... Lightweight Prius? Kinda misleading title... They just took apart a prius, wonder if they'll ever put it back together? Is it supposed to be functional? The thing doesn't even have a hood or doors, that couldn't possibly pass any local safety inspections....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Insert inane Michael Karesh comment...
      • 7 Years Ago
      its like a Mr. Rogers clip...

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