# Surviving Mars: Vehicles

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With the tech Explorer AI you get research for each RC Explorer you have. Here are the numbers:

Cost is in Japan numbers. Double if you don't play Japan. Assuming Martian Patents cost 3000, each $100 is considered equivalent to 600 research. So 1200 research is worth $200.

- Explorer AI #1
- Cost: $200
- Collaborative loss: 0
- Research added: 100
- Sols to recover Cost: 1200/100=12
- Total Cost: $200
- Total Collaborative loss: 0
- Total Research: 100
- Total Sols to recover Cost: 12/1=12

- Explorer AI #2
- Cost: $200
- Collaborative loss: 20
- Research added: 80
- Sols to recover Cost: 1200/80=15
- Total Cost: $400
- Total Collaborative loss: 20
- Total Research: 180
- Total Sols to recover Cost: (12+15)/2 = 12

- Explorer AI #10
- Cost: $200
- Collaborative loss: 50
- Research added: 50
- Sols to recover Cost: 1200/80=24
- Total Cost: $2000
- Total Collaborative loss: 500
- Total Research: 500
- Total Sols to recover Cost: 24

Of course, you will recover the cost if you actually spend the research gained on Martian Patents, and if it actually does cost 3000 research each, and you do play Japan. Else, adjust the numbers.