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What does a "infrasonic wave pulse generator" do?

What does a "infrasonic wave pulse generator" do?

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Original Poster:

2,462 posts

146 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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What does a "liquid cooled infrasonic wave pulse gnerator" (as fitted to the front of this R8) do?



A google search reveals lots of speculation, everything from a radar jammer/electronic counter measure to a deer deterrent or night vision device.

Anyone know what it actually does or is the name just a red herring to hide its real purpose?


Mentioned 2.11 into this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIzsU3AtBs


Rawwr

15,854 posts

144 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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It generates infrasonic wave pulses.

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Original Poster:

2,462 posts

146 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Rawwr said:
It generates infrasonic wave pulses.
Close the thread we have a winner!

snowy slopes

28,276 posts

97 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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AFAIK, the idea behind it is, it disturbs the air in front of the car, so any radar guns aimed at the car, the radar waves get distorted and so plod cant get a decent reading

OzzyR1

2,977 posts

142 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Was it in Folkestone yesterday...

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hairykrishna

10,179 posts

113 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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I think the idea is that it pulses out infrasound which encourages the driver in front to get out of the way - infrasound can generate feelings of unease/unpleasantness;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrasound

It wouldn't work as a radar jammer/distorter. I'm not convinced it'd work to do anything at all really...

snowy slopes

28,276 posts

97 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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hairykrishna said:
I think the idea is that it pulses out infrasound which encourages the driver in front to get out of the way - infrasound can generate feelings of unease/unpleasantness;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrasound

It wouldn't work as a radar jammer/distorter. I'm not convinced it'd work to do anything at all really...
That seems plausible, as in the video the guy says you dont want to stand in front of it

BigJonMcQuimm

912 posts

122 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Presumably we will find out as it has a Go Pro mounted on it.

KrazyIvan

3,087 posts

85 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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You guys are way off, its a new style fluxcapacitor, when that baby hits 88mph............he'll get 3 points and a 60 quid fine.

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Original Poster:

2,462 posts

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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hairykrishna said:
I think the idea is that it pulses out infrasound which encourages the driver in front to get out of the way - infrasound can generate feelings of unease/unpleasantness;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrasound

It wouldn't work as a radar jammer/distorter. I'm not convinced it'd work to do anything at all really...
I'm not convinced a feeling of unease/unpleasantness would cause anyone to move over. You only need to watch the police camera programmes to see how many MLM simply don't use their rear view mirror. Would making them feel uneasy change that?

Perhaps its to use against the competition?!

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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BigJonMcQuimm said:
Presumably we will find out as it has a Go Pro mounted on it.
The youtube video is nearly 3 years old and I cant find any follow ups.

B17NNS

13,947 posts

157 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Wow, it's got a CB!

hairykrishna

10,179 posts

113 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Wasn't he going to try and beat Alex Roy's coast to coast 'record'? Presumably he didn't.

Shaw Tarse

26,230 posts

113 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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OzzyR1 said:
Was it in Folkestone yesterday...
hehe

MrAdaam

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76 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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hairykrishna said:
Wasn't he going to try and beat Alex Roy's coast to coast 'record'? Presumably he didn't.
From what I know it was on the Top Secret R8 which has a lot of toys like that on it. Iirc, it distorts speed traps so as they can't get a reading on the car from the front.

It also double's up as a microwave to heat up the Rustlers on a coast to coast.

Pesty

36,111 posts

166 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Makes a nice car look st thats whhat it does.

my money is oon fk all its a hoax/joke

Edited by Pesty on Wednesday 23 March 20:14

snowy slopes

28,276 posts

97 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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Isnt this designed to protect vulnerable young women from Vixpy and his 'present'???hehe

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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hairykrishna said:
Wasn't he going to try and beat Alex Roy's coast to coast 'record'? Presumably he didn't.
They have to wait a year before they announce it (statue of limitations) but as the car has been around for 3 years, I think you're right.

Mastodon2

12,179 posts

75 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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I'll tell you what it does; nothing.

As for it's intended purpose, I haven't got a clue.

Shaolin

2,955 posts

99 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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It liquifies everything in its path which re-solidifies behind it again. Thus you can drive like a total nutter and not worry about hitting anything or anyone or causing damage.

Or

It's a little vacuum for cleaning the road as you drive along.