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Canadian Tire builds drivable ice truck

24 February 2014

Cubes of ice melting

Automotive parts retailer and manufacturer Canadian Tire have tested the limits of their motomaster eliminator battery by freezing it to -40°C and using it to start a pickup truck built from more than 11,000 pounds of ice. 

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Discussion starters

  • Technological modelling: Use this and other examples to identify the different forms of functional models that were used to gather specific information about the suitability of design concepts. (level 3)
  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively and that can be measured subjectively. (level 3)


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Keywords: ice truck, technological modelling, technological products, cars

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