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Prius Technology Video

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by adsam, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. adsam

    adsam New Member

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    PriusChat member, adsam, found these 2 great videos that have been uploaded to YouTube. The first one is a 32 minute Technical presentation on the 2010 Prius, and the 2nd video is a Q&A session. The Technical presentation is especially interesting and I have posted a 45-page pdf document that serves somewhat as an outline for the presentation. You can find the PDF at the bottom of this post.
    [​IMG] 2010 Prius Technical Overview FINAL.pdf (1.01 MB)
     

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  2. DanCar

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    Thanks that was interesting. :)
     
  3. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    I still can't get over his voice that keeps ending in an upnote. It's quite annoying.
     
  4. John2010

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    Great videos, thank you.
     
  5. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Ah ha!!!! There we go. This video gives the cargo capacity.
     
  6. rfruth

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    What a marvel of tech, tnx :mod:!
     
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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    I notice the sound of teeth kissing quite often.
     
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    Good stuff! For some reason, my main machine (single core Athlon 64 3200+) and my G4 Mac Mini had problems where Firefox on both and Safari on Mac were totally hogging the CPU and maxing it out on the 2nd video.

    I ended up having to switch to my laptop (Core 2 Duo T7500).
     
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    I was having problems too, until I paused the video and let the download get much further ahead.
     
  10. a priori

    a priori Canonus Curiosus

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    Did you notice the discussion in the Q&A part (early in the second video) about the plug-in Prius? He confirmed a lithium-ion battery, and said the current prototype would get between 7 and 10 miles in EV mode. Also -- and this was a surprise to me -- he said they had 2 to 3 years of evaluation before determining whether to bring the PHEV Prius to the retail market. Hmm. So much for the 2011 or even 2012 PHEV Prius!!
     
  11. Danny

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    I guess the company who did these videos must be connected to Toyota somehow because Toyota wouldn't let us take video during the presentation.

    These 2 videos are from a different journalist event from the one I attended in Napa, but they pretty much capture the 2 audio files I was going to post this week.

    I'll add the PDF that went along with the presentation in the original post. It's 45 pages :)
     
  12. ronhowell

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    In linguistic circles it is often referred to as the "rising intonation". It used to be a characteristic speech pattern associated with Southern ladies, but today seems to be a characteristic of many throughout the country under the age of 40 ... male or female. My son does it. It used to be used to signify a query, implying "that is true, isn't it?". Now it seems to be SOP with many people.

    I just find it strange!
     
  13. Tideland Prius

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    Quite. Again, I find it irritating because a question isn't asked.
     
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    Great Video! Anyone remotely considering buying a 2009 or 2010 should watch this comparism video. It tells you about the differences in the cars and shows and tells about your future car.

    Great stuff!:rockon::rockon:



    Attached 45-page Technical Overview PDF used as an outline for the first video. - Danny[/quote]