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Car of the Future

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Watch the Program
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date. (Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Beyond Technology
Find out why it is critical to become less dependent on oil, what the challenges are to replacing petroleum, when various new technologies may come into play, and more in this interview with energy expert David Greene. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

History's Innovative Autos
Explore in this interactive slideshow nine automotive innovations—from as early as 1896—that could help drive the car of the future, including a turbine-engine car, a nuclear-propulsion concept car, and a steam-powered car. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

My Car of the Future, Today
Meet individuals from all over the United States who currently drive cars powered by electricity, vegetable oil, and other alternative fuels. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Model of Efficiency
View photos and listen in this six-part audio slideshow to physicist and energy expert Amory Lovins talk about his lightweight, fuel-efficient concept vehicle called the Hypercar. Total running time: 10 minutes 2 seconds. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Car of the Future Open Content
Find more than 200 downloadable, one- to three-minute video clips from the program—including interviews with leading experts and scenic footage—that you can use make your own videos. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Car of the Future Open Production
See how our audience got involved while we were producing the program. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Podcasts
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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

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Car of the Future
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