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X Prize Cars Episode 11: Jim Stansbury of Physics Lab of Lake Havasu
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Publish-date-icon April 24, 2008
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Interview with Jim Stansbury of Physics Lab of Lake Havatsu (AXP blurb), conducted on March 21st, 2008 at the New York Auto Show.

- he is an anesthesiologist from Arizona, with a life long interest in automotive technlogies
- many affiliated people/teams from around town
- batteries will go under the vehicle, which is lifted so there is room
- dune buggy suspension team which hopes to scavenge energy
- carbon fiber wing on the roof - look like a roof rack, but houses solar PV system and provides lift to the vehicle
- he read about the Automotive X Prize in a magazine, compares it to an Olympics for creative engineers and scientists
- thinking about a solar thermal / steam system, but steam turbine is very very heavy
- also a small internal combustion engine
- thinks that interest in funding and help for the team will pick up now that the prize is real - a legitimate contest
- call for sponsors, with a shout out to some favorite rockstars

See also a -prize-contender-will-add-solar-thermal-collector/">good interview by Autoblog Green, which was conducted at the Detroit Auto Show in January. (19 minutes; download MP3)

For more information, please visit Automotive X Prize Cars

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