Panavia Tornado is a twin-engine fighter-bomber that was created as a European response to the threat of USSR aviation. In spite of their already elaborate construction, they are still used by such countries as Germany, Italy and Great Britain. In the gallery you can admire the Luftwaffe’s machines during the air refueling operation with the flexible Airbus A310a MRTT.
Two Tornado engines allow the machine to reach a top speed of almost 2,400 km / h, with a range of up to 3,800 kilometers with attached fuel tanks. The maximum flight limit is up to 15,400 meters.
Tornado was flown in 1974, while its first combat use occurred during Operation Desert Storm – RAF and Italian. Currently they are phased out of service, mainly due to high operating costs and replacement with new machines.
General Motors has partnered with WiTricity to create a convenient way to charge electric cars. An inductive charger is designed for car parks and garages.
Electric cars have many advantages, but charging them does not belong. This is a rather cumbersome activity that requires playing with wires and connecting plugs to special outlets. However, General Motors wants to do so much easier, so it has established a partnership with WiTricity, which aims to create a modern wireless charging system.
WiTricity has developed a prototype of the inductive Drive 11 charger, which offers 7.7 kW or 11 kW and can be installed, for example, under public car parks, or garage floor. Charging the battery of the car will then be reduced to overriding the induction plate and leaving the car for some time.
Toyota and Delphi, the main supplier of components for GM have already expressed interest in purchasing a license for a new charging system. This may mean that models will soon be released that will support it.…