Academy fosters electric dream (Baltimore Sun)

<p>Midshipmen design biometric programs, cell phone technology for car</p>

Naval Academy seniors James Masterson and Jason Miyoshi don't look like the sort who would spend their days trying to hotwire a car, what with their crewcuts and pressed tan uniforms.</p>

<p>But there they were Wednesday afternoon, leaning over the opened dash of Chrysler's Global Electric Motorcar, working on a way to get it started without bothering with a key.</p>

<p>The two-seat green car looks even tinier than it usually would, parallel parked in a hallway next to a display of a torpedo. But it is playing a big role as a mobile project platform for the academy's electrical and computer engineering department....