aerodynamic drag

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aer`o`dy`nam´ic drag

n.1.the resistance caused by a gas to the motion of a solid body moving through it. Studied in aerodynamics.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Not only do they reduce aerodynamic drag, they also take digitalisation in the vehicle to a whole new level.
The cameras are contained within the width of the car and do not extend beyond the wheel arches and, as well as improving visibility, reduce aerodynamic drag by around 90 per cent compared with normal door mirrors, resulting in an improvement of around 3.8 per cent for the entire vehicle and a significant reduction in wind noise at higher speeds.
This includes factors such as powertrain losses, aerodynamic drag, tire friction and vehicle mass, which all affect how much energy is used to move the car forward.
A Virgin Hyperloop One functions by a pod travelling above the track using magnetic levitation and gliding at airline speeds due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.
It is longer and wider than its predecessor, but its weight and aerodynamic drag have been reduced to improve fuel efficiency.
Moreover, their boxy shapes contribute to higher aerodynamic drag in these vehicles.
Over the years, scientists thought some external force might be helping the creatures fly even without suitable aerodynamic drag. Several theories were proposed but the exact answer wasn't found until a group of researchers from University of Bristol conducted a series of experiments with spiders.
It's wide driveline options, the ability to optimize the powertrain with respect to power output, transmissions and rear axle ratios, minimized aerodynamic drag that decreases the wind resistance, long oil change intervals and fuel coaching system help in cutting fuel costs and maximizing uptime, resulting in quick and dependable payback.
The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin noise, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin and the largest baggage capacity in its class and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory.