Electric Cars: Fun Saving our Planet

November 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm America/New York Timezone
MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Cafeteria
244 Wood Street

Life Members – Joint Meeting of the Boston and NH IEEE Life Members and co-sponsoring Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Refreshments: 3:30PM
Talk: 4:00PM

Paul H Carr, IEEE Life Fellow, and Len Long, IEEE Senior Member

Electric cars are fun to drive: silent acceleration 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. They are doubly green, saving our planet with no carbon dioxide emissions and saving the green in your pocketbook. They get the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon, saving $4000 in fuel costs over the average new vehicle during five years and requiring no oil changes. The number of moving parts in an electric motor is an order of magnitude lower than for a gasoline engine. More than 2 million electric vehicles (EV) were sold in 2018. EVs are expected to make up 57% of all sales by 2040.

Paul H Carr, who has been driving his Chevrolet Bolt since 2017, and Len Long, who bought his Tesla Model 3 in 2018, will share the fun they have had. Len will demonstrate how his Tesla parks itself automatically.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu-7WzUPn_o (6 min 13 seconds)

Len will also demonstrate how the Autopilot works:

https://youtu.be/GHXxnT-Wmk0?t=73 (13 min 38 seconds) will just 1st 4 minutes

Len will also demonstrate the summon feature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebii6acduRY (10 minutes 58 seconds)

Sales of the Model 3 are eight times those of other electric vehicles, including the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla Model X SUV. The latter costs twice as much as the Model 3.

Battery costs have decreased to $176/kwh from the 2010 cost of $1000/kwh. Co-inventor of the Lithium battery, John Goodenough 96, a MIT Lincoln Lab Staff Member with whom Paul Carr worked in 1959, has invented a new solid-state glass-electrolyte battery with a higher energy density than Lithium. Elon Musk has announced that Tesla will be selling its new EV pickup truck in 2019. Its functionality will better than a Ford F-150 and better than a (Porsche) 911 in terms of sports car attributes. The Tesla pickup will have six seats and 400-500 miles of range per charge.

Biographical Sketch of Paul H. Carr: BS MIT, PhD Brandeis U, IEEE Life Fellow. From 1967 to 1995, he led the Component Technology Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Bedford, MA. His branch developed the surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology used in compact, signal-processing filters for radar, cell phones, and TV. Two former branch member were Dr. Ken Laker and Dr. Tom Szabo. Ken Laker in 1999 was elected president of the IEEE. Tom Szabo’s Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: Inside Out (2003) has been cited over 1000 times. After Dr. Carr’s retirement from AFRL, he taught philosophy courses at U Mass Lowell that inspired his book, Beauty in Science & Spirit (2006).In 2017 he presented, “Climate Change: Are We Losing the Carbon-Free Energy Market to China?” His web page: www.MirrorOfNature.org

Biographical Sketch of Lennart E. Long. Lennart E. Long has over 30 years of experience in high level technical troubleshooting. He served on a technical committee of President Clinton’s Security Policy Board. He chaired a White House sponsored technical subcommittee with responsibility of negotiating with the British on Sensors and Instrumentation. His team consulted worldwide on railroad, subway, trolley and bus electromagnetic interference and compatibility. Mr. Long has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and graduate studies at the University of New Hampshire. He has also done graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. He has taught security technology at UMASS Lowell, Northeastern University, Boston University, Suffolk University, the University of New Hampshire, the Federal Law Enforcement, and Training Center, John Jay College in New York and for the City of New York. He has lectured on and participated in security projects for the Internal Revenue Service, Houses of Worship, Gdansk University of Technology in Poland, He was a keynote speaker at a NATO attended conference in Gdansk. He chaired a White House attended subcommittee and was honored by the British Home Office for developing a working relationship with the British on reusable, mobile security installations. He is the recipient of the Research and Special Programs Bronze Medal and well as a U. S. Department of Transportation Bronze Medal. He has the most patents in the US Department of Transportation. Out of a field of 330,000 engineers, Mr. Long was chosen for the 2013 Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to the Engineering Profession Award and was invited to be a Congressional Delegate at the international Sections Congress in Australia. He and his consulting team worked successfully for the British Home Office, Federal Protective Services, Social Security Administration, Instrumentation Society of America, President Clinton’s Security Policy Board evaluating risk assessment methodologies, and many other government agencies. His Rail Electromagnetic Compatibility activity includes work at AMTRAK, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in Buffalo, New York; PATCO, PATH, SEPTA, MBTA, Port Of New York and New Jersey, and many others. He has also consulted for the U. S. Army, U.S. Navy, Hanscom Air Force Base, Cambridge Research Labs, ROME Air Force Base, General Service Administration, Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Morgantown Personal Transit System, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration, Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Administration, Bay Area Transportation Administration, the Security Technology Division of the NDIA, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The meeting will be held at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood Street., Lexington, MA at 4:00 PM, in the Main Cafeteria. Refreshments will be available at 3:30 PM. Please use the Wood Street Gate and visitor parking as directed. Follow the outside signs to the Main Cafeteria, or enter reception to use the elevator. For directions go to: