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Photos: Intel chips powering the 1,000 mph Bloodhound car

Atom chips helping supersonic car to beat land speed record
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By William Shenton on
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Atom chips helping supersonic car to beat land speed record

A car designed to travel faster than the speed of sound is to be given a boost by Intel processors.

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) will use Intel's Atom processors, normally found in netbooks, to help control car's jet-powered propulsion system and guide the in-car control system.

The car is being designed to break the world land speed record next year and is being built as part of a project involving engineers, designers, mathematicians and technology experts from across the UK.

Shown above is a life-size replica of the car that was on show at the Farnborough Air Show last week.

Photo credit: Intel

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The Bloodhound Experience, seen here, is a simulator designed to allow members of the public to try their hand at piloting the Bloodhound SSC.

The simulator was on show at the Farnborough show and allows users to experience driving at 15 times the national speed limit as they try to set a new land speed record.

Photo credit: Intel

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This shot shows a computer simulation created to model the flow of the air around different car designs.

Researchers in the Bloodhound aerodynamic team developed millions of equations to run simulations of how the air around the car would react when it accelerates to its maximum design speed of 1,050 mph.

Screenshot: Intel

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