Shock absorbers resemble pumps, right? So, what if you could capture the energy created when your shocks pump away on a bumpy road?
Well, three recent MIT graduates have created shock absorbers that do just that.
Now more than ever, looking at all the sources of waste on the vehicle is essential, says Zack Anderson, one of the cofounders of Cambridge-based Levant Power, maker of GenShock.
The concept has won numerous awards, with the shocks promising to increase fuel economy by as much as 6 percent for heavy vehicles.
The drawback is that GenShocks (pictured) arent available yet for passenger cars. But stay tuned.