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Strategy, Risk Management, Negotiation & Leadership

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4. Innovation in Action

A car that runs on compressed air
Roger Harrabin (BBC): Five-seat concept car runs on air
TATA AirPod No Petrol Car - Powered With Compressed Air
Q&A on's AirPod with Cyril Negre 1 of 2
A car that runs 200 miles on compressed air.

Air Car by Guy Negre's Moteur Développement International (France) engineered economical and virtually pollution-free cars that run on compressed air stored in carbon-fibre tanks built into the chassis. The light-weight fibreglass-tubular body is the product of aerospace technology. The engine injection is similar to combustion engines with decompressed air pushing the pistons to create movement. The air conditioning system makes use of the expelled zero-degree cold clean air. A quiet and ultralight electric system uses a small radio signal. No keys: car reads an access card from user pocket. Instead of speed gauges, a small computer displays the speed and engine revolutions and offers countless connections options (internet, GPS navigation, GSM phone, traffic and emergency tracking, voice recognition). The oil change is extended to 50,000 km due to the absence of both combustion and pollution. A new seatbelt system anchors both sides of the belt to car floor.

Car cost: less than $10,000. Refills: $2 in 3 minutes from a service-station compressor or four hours with a small onboard electrical compressor.

Two versions: (1) Urban driving: single-energy compressed air engines delivering up to 110 km/h, for up to 8 hours of circulation or up to 300 km, twice that of most electric cars; (2) Long drives: twin-energy compressed air plus liquid fuel burner that heats the air to increase the pressure on pistons propelling the car to 200 km/h for up to 800 km.

  • Nurturing a Vibrant Culture to Drive Innovation
  • Terri Kelly, President & CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates recently spoke at MIT Sloan about the unique company culture they have cultivated. Gore encourages belief in the individual, organization around small teams, recognition that people are in the same boat, and that all must "take the long view." Bill Gore "hated policy manuals and bureaucratic ways of telling the organization what to do," says Kelly. In practice, this means, among other things, that employees are equals (associates) who decide what projects to work on based on "their passion," says Kelly. Watch the video

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