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]