Not socks, SHOCKS. Although socks would be cool too.
What a great idea! Those MIT kids are a smart bunch. Link to article.
Part of article:
A team of students at MIT have invented a shock absorber that harnesses energy from small bumps in the road, generating electricity while it smooths the ride more effectively than conventional shocks. Senior Shakeel Avadhany and his teammates say they can produce up to a 10 percent improvement in overall vehicle fuel efficiency by using the regenerative shock absorbers.
See what can happen when you put your mind to something.
Hey GM! Ever hear of MIT? How does it make you feel that kids from outside your industry are able to best you at your own game? Bet it burns.
Evolve or die (unless, of course, you sucker the government into bailing out your antiquated business model).