SOUTHFIELD, MI – While Formula 1 teams gear up to integrate flywheel-based, mechanical-hybrid systems into their racecars for next year’s season, the efficiency and simplicity of the energy-recovery technology is spurring interest in possible road-car applications. Pioneered by U.K.-based Torotrak plc and developed as the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) with transmission specialist Xtrac Ltd. and engineering firm Flybrid Systems LLP, KERS technology will be introduced on nearly all ...

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