The Story behind the Successor part 1
By: NfH HumBleina
By chances I attended World Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur 2013. To be present with those among successor was not across my mind. I am lucky!!!
I feel wise though I am just nobody. Most of them were among professors highly intellect and educated person, CEOs of immense organizations and even the former Prime Minister of Sweden (Mr. Goran Persson). Not to forget the innovators from all around the world with creatively amazing ideas.
There are few plenary that attract me much. This is about the story behind the successor!!!
>Sustainable Innovative by Mr. Mark Gallagher<
Mr. Mark was well known is his area Formula One (F1). To be honest I did not know him. I am not interested with F1!!! But after listen to his lecture, I probably will watch F1. At beginning his speech he pointed out what to do with sustainable in F1??? It seems the organizer had chosen the wrong person to talk about sustainable…
The audiences have big laughed so do I, when he showed the early car of F1 car. To illustrate, the car from my eyes looks like a figure of banana car. This is what I am thinking and why I laughed. The car totally archaic to compare with what we have now.
The engine of early F1 car was placed in front. Afterward, the engine has been shifted behind to maximize the speed. For this idea, they won several races in F1 championship. The idea was innovated by a man who just worked out from his garage (Sorry,I forgot his name). Mr. Mark mentioned that most of expensive car like Lamborghini or Ferrari has engine behind so that it will be really perform at accelerate.
When the car goes too fast, it turns to be an airplane. It wants to fly!!! So they, the F1 team face problems on how to avoid the car from fly up to the sky. Then, they came out with ideas to use aerodynamic system to let the car on ground. They use basic principle ideas from vacuum cleaner to suck the car on ground and prevent it from fly higher.
The most impressive part about F1 car is the pit stop. I will always remember this best quotation from Mr. Mark:
“We are dealing with delivery”
He told us about the story on how they achieved only about less than 3 second at pit stop to change four tyres at one shot. I could not imagine on how they able to do this within that shortest time. It is truly amazing!!!
The man who stands in front who stops the car said “you’re going to kill me, to make less 3 second pit stop, this is ridiculous. I am standing in front of Luis Hamilton who drives at 300km/hours (185mph)!!!”
Surprisingly they managed to make less than 3 second pit stop just by using simple basic principle. They designed device that can be screw to the sides so that the man who stop the car no longer have to stand in front when stop the car.
Looks on how they appreciate time. Every single second is precious!!! This is why Mr. Mark stressed on delivery; there is no time for waiting or delaying. Just to compare and to disparage especially to myself and for all of us who really loves in delaying works. Comes on wakes up!!! The Quranic verses mentioned and warn about this too long times ago;
“BY TIME through the ages, truly man is in state of LOST”
>Sura al-As’r: verse: 1-2<
The successors realized this; the loser does not really care about this!!! The ball is in your hand. Choose, to be a successor or to be a loser???
Mr. Mark and his team invented many new devices through problems occurs during the races. One of the devices is push button with tube that connected to the driver which allows the driver to drink while drive at even 300km/hour. They designed this device because of the hot weather at Sepang Circuit. According to Mr. Mark the hot weather dehydrate the driver along the race. It possibly cause about 2-3 kilos lost to the driver at once race. This is miraculous. We even took more than one month to cut down 1 kilo of weight. I wish I could drive the F1 car to reduce my weight at shortest time (he…he…he >_<).
Accident and car crushing is the most critical issues in F1. Through out the F1 championships, there are lots of injuries and deaths happen to the drivers. Mr. Mark and his team hardly brainstorm on how to cure this.He also mentioned there is approximately 3650 of car crash over the world everyday with may be at only lowest speed 50km/h. So, “How we are going to save life when crush about 300km/h speed?” Therefore, many researches had been discovered to prevent this. By using self-destruct techniques, the F1 car absorb high impact of crushing and allows the driver to be save. Thanks to this discovery. Today, most of our cars use this F1 technology to prevent road accident become disaster.
In early 80’s, (if I not mistaken) F1 car raised it most tremendous technology through innovation. Mr. Mark claimed that the technology that we use today in F1 is out – dated!!! This is because, during that 80’s they already discovered on how to motorize the car without the driver. Means everything is computerized. “We no longer need the driver”. However, as F1 is part of sport, they prohibit this. They make a clause which not allow any use of computerized F1 car. Luckily, if not, we may have no chances to get know who is David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher, Luis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel…: P
Other significant things about F1 car is it will power by using electric energy. This will allow about 40% cut of using fuel. It will be more environments friendly. To reach that, the team faces another problem. For very long race, how could the battery stand alive??? We may be thinking too intricate on how we are going to make the battery long lasting.
“For every complex problem, there is a simple solution…”
The key is KISS!!! Keep it simple sweet. They use basic concept of dynamo’s bicycle, innovate and reinvent it to sophisticated technology which possibly give durability to the battery .The battery always be recharge through turbine power by the dynamo. So there is no need for the car to stop for about 4 hour just to recharge. Simply brilliant!!! ^_^ Mr. Mark also announced that by 2014, they will have new F1 championship which calls Formula-e (F1 car race powered by electricity).
What is to do F1 with sustainable??? From our eyes, it is not more than a car race. But look into deeper; there are many developments in F1 that influence our life. Car crushing and energy efficiency bring something to the effects of the term so called “sustainable life”…
“Innovation emerges through problems. It appears from difficulty. Challenging us!!! Allow man to discover new things. With innovation we generate better life. The future, we Desire…”
15 Muharam 1435/ 19 Nov 2013