Mercedes fishes for inspiration

June 2005
Engineer (00137758);6/13/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7677, p6
Reports that Mercedes-Benz AG has utilized the aerodynamic properties of a tropical boxfish to design its biomimetic concept car. Creation of a clay model of the car by engineers at Mercedes-Benz; Drag coefficient, dimension, fuel consumption, and total weight of the full-sized concept car; Use of selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce exhaust emissions and an operating fluid called AdBlue as an exhaust treatment system.


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