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Why GPUs are Crucial in Major Commercial Airports

Summary: The driving technology behind ground power units is what’s accelerating today’s aviation power source.

Written by: Start Pac

Airplanes are truly feats of wonder. The amount of power that it uses to lift hundreds of passengers into the air is almost a surreal thought. Now, power supply in terms of the turbine starting process, does come at a cost. An APU needs to be correctly configured to match the design of the aircraft. This way, it can supply endless amounts of power throughout the plane and still keep it running at maximum efficiency.

The Use of GPUs

GPUs are often fixed within an airport, or carried on a trolley, to supply a steady electric current to the plane so the APU doesn’t have to continue hauling the majority of the workload. Now, the ground power unit itself can either run on its own generator or can circulate all the way back to a central power source.

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The Pivotal Role of GPUs

As stated above, GPUs play a role in providing an aircraft power, without directly affecting the flow of electricity. Essentially, you can consider it as an external APU system that functions almost entirely the same, depending on the model of course. They play a crucial role in major airports and can give a plane’s APU the break it needs after a long flight. Even in smaller airports, GPUs are often used to ease the pressure off of a plane’s power source.

What is New from KIA in 2017?

KIA continues to surprise the market with good techy cars full of features that attractively affordable.  The South Korean car maker is winning more hearts with car models that are winning awards in quality and innovation.  Bethlehem KIA says that KIA is set to unveil even better cars in 2017. Some of the cars from KIA include:

Niro

KIA is giving hybrid lovers a functional family SUV. They have unveiled this crossover possibly as a 2018 model. It is part of the green sub-brand KIA is calling EcoDynamics. KIA is targeting to achieve an EPA rating of 50 in the Niro. It comes with a 1.6 liter Atkinson engine that is paired with an electric motor powered by a 1.56 kWh Li-ion battery, and dual clutching. The   engine churns out 146 HP and 195 pound feet of torque.

Cadenza

KIA is unveiling the second generation Cadenza in 2017. The new model features an 8 speed automatic transmission and a 3.3 liter V6 engine giving an output of 290 HP. The impressive sporty design was done in California. You can choose one of the two grilles depending on the trim you pick. It features butch sheet metal and is packed with driver aids.

Optima Hybrid

KIA has committed to cutting down fuel consumption on all its models by 25% by the year 2020. The Optima has a plug-in hybrid version. Both versions have passed the 40 mpg mark with the plug-in hybrid doing 27 miles in the electric-only mode. The 9.8 kWh battery comes with an electronic coach which helps the driver optimize fuel consumption. This can stretch the range to 600 miles.

Forte

KIA is giving the Forte a makeover. The 1.8 liter engine has been discarded for a 2.0 liter Atkinson engine. The interior has been upgraded and the driver has some additional aids including swiveling headlights.

Sportage

KIA is unveiling the 4th generation sportage with a bigger 2.0 liter engine giving 240 Hp. Like in the older models, All wheel Drive remains optional. The interior has been detailed with soft touch material and includes two ice trays with fancy LED lighting. The cabin in the new Sportage is roomier than in the previous models.

Soul

KIA is promising to unveil a new Soul in 2017. It is expected that the current 2.0 liter engine with an output of 164 HP will be replaced with a turbocharged 1.6 liter with a higher output of 200 HP.

Sorento

The new Sorento will feature automatic emergency braking.