Transportation - 2012
México, Distrito Federal
As we know, bikes have been an important form of transportation used by civilization for centuries and have helped in moving their users in a lighter and faster way to their destinations. They are seen today as one of the best solutions to the problems of transport and transit in cities, and as a way of taking care of the planet.
Hence arises the idea of the Dr. J Tricycle project that merges the benefits of cycling, and three important elements of today: protection, multi-functionality and style.
Taking Care. Due to population growth, the use of large ...
A full-time four-wheel-drive system for a motor vehicle is big, heavy, expensive, and inefficient. It requires a clutch, transmission, three differentials, two drive shafts, and four axles. The transmission contains dozens of moving parts, and each differential includes another half dozen. To get to the wheels, the power must go through the clutch, transmission, and two differentials. Assuming that each unit is 80% efficient, the efficiency of the series is 80% x 80% x 80%, which equals 51.2%. Almost half the power is wasted.
I propose a smaller, lighter, cheaper, and more efficient seven-speed hydrostatic drive that requires ...
CHENGALPATTU,CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU
Jun 29, 2012
As we know, when we start the engine, power from the engine is transmitted through a fly wheel clutch, drive shaft, gear box, final drive, rear axle and finally reaches the rear wheels to drive our vehicle. We need different speeds for different applications, for that we have provided a gear box but when we engage the gear there is always a clashing noise in off-road vehicles (like tractors, earth-movers, etc.) which is quite unpleasant for the user.
The actual reason for the clashing of gears is that whenever we press the clutch pedal, the driving shaft gets disengaged ...
The ElectraCopter is a single-seat ultralight electric helicopter. At 150 lbs empty with batteries, it will fit into the 254 lb limit USA ultralight category for unlicensed aircraft. It can be potentially used in other categories and in other countries, depending on regulations and design criteria.
A mockup prototype of helicopter and motor has been built to verify weight is within 6% of projected figures. (Photo)
• This design idea updates 60 year old technology through simplification of design and hence, reduction of parts (KISS). Due to the semi-rigid rotor design, it also greatly reduces the time ...
TRANSPORTING without ACCIDENTS or ENERGY for a few percent of today’s cost is not a structural, technological, or financial problem. Something that could have been crudely achieved without most in the late 1800’s in the ability to produce a 15’ dia. pipe which can smoothly accommodate the transition of vehicles and containers utilizing rails and electric motors. Without nearly all in the 1940’s. And in today’s abilities, not consuming but cleanly generating energy.
An event whose beginning, incremental, and increasing accomplishments will profitably occupy the idled work force and return that lost economy in an unprecedented efficiency of ...
To control an aircraft, the wing always has certain movable surfaces. All movable surfaces are at down stream because if you install a flap pointing forward, it will create instability and be damaged unless the mechanism is really strong (which will increase the weight significantly).
Can we turn the bad instability to good use? Instability means positive feedback/amplification. That is, to amplify a tiny disturbance into large destructive(or constructive?) force. In other words, it might be able to amplify small control force into real control.
My proposed wing shape is symmetric so it will not create any ...
" A floating marina."
"Three yachts clubbed into one."
Albatross yacht is a 200m mega yacht that also features two skimmer yachts that are always ready to sail independently. This concept yacht takes privacy and functionality to a higher level, you can separate any party or a meeting to different yacht and then rejoin all of them into one big social event. When Albatross yacht is fully connected, it provides passengers with 200m + 80m + 80m open space, even with the mothership alone, it is one of luxurious sail yachts a billionaire can have.
This entry is a concept for a high-speed rail network that would be integrated into the automobile-based infrastructure of the United States. High-speed rail has already proven to be a convenient, fast, safe and efficient form of transportation elsewhere in the world but despite its benefits the idea has never caught on here. A possible way to make high-speed trains more effective in the United-States could be through the integration of personal vehicles. Regions that have developed HS networks such as Europe have denser urban centers and extensive public transportation systems that increase the level of access to HS. ...
The concept of this system is an overhead lightweight magnetic levitated train capable of high speed in any type of weather, including icy conditions. It would be constructed with airframe technology to keep it strong but lightweight.
Its design is for intercity service, its market has a strong world wide potential. The high speed meglev system will use existing highway and rail right-of-ways to keep costs down. Being an elevated dedicated system it would not have to compete with the slower ground level transportation systems by speeding along above them. It would be impervious to most weather conditions....
Los Angeles, CA
The T.W.I.N.S. (Trans-Web Infrastructure Network System) Projects (www.aquaterraplanetaryholdings.com) propose to create a single-standard national and international infrastructure and transportation network system consisting of Terra (Land-based) and Aqua (Ocean-based) Bypass Stations that are to be interconnected by a single-standard transport Operating System (OS).
The transport system is sub-surface via tunneling technology, and composed of a network of tube-links within which two sets of transport tubes, one for passengers and the other larger diameter tubes for cargo. These transport tubes provide the airless arena being one of the two elements required to achieve high speed (350-4,000+ mph) travel by capsules ...
Here in Egypt, traffic jams are a major problem. ATC offers a solution for this problem. It looks into the problem from a different perspective. The idea is to install an electronic system on each vehicle. This system will detect illegal movement (cross lanes frequency), illegal driving direction, breaking traffic lights, fast acceleration, illegal parking, and short distance to front vehicle. Some of these are already included as safety features in modern cars. And some are there by default as common sensors. The rest of them will be implemented using computer vision/Artificial Intelligence techniques.
The system is ...
I have three US patents for different embodiments of an auto safety bumper invention.
Cars must become smaller and lighter to meet government CAFE rules. Today, small cars are less safe in collisions than larger cars. The small cars don't have large crumple zones. In fact, many small cars don't have extended trunks that provide a large crumple zone for larger cars.
I propose to add a box full of polyurethane foam which gets crushed in a collision. The foam has a stress strain curve like that of steel. The force on it becomes flat and that ...
The Automate system aims to provide a sustainable transportation solution for our cities. Many concepts try to overcome the ever growing losses due to traffic jams, pollution and traffic accidents. AutoMate provides an innovative system design which aims to help us all save lives, time and keep our planet a greener place.
While the first PRT systems are now starting to gain momentum, AutoMate wishes to improve their concept by designing the car/pod/system in a way that allows easy system integration with current AND future infrastructure needs.
The AutoMate™ transportation system combines the benefits of mass transportation ...
The idea is simple: to control the traffic by having a sensor on each car that allows the traffic control infrastructure to detect vehicles on the road.
Such is the case of traffic lights with this technology. The sensors would send data to the traffic lights controller on a predefined range such that the traffic light detects how many cars are on each lane and take smart actions to control the existing traffic.
With this data, the traffic light controller can decide the amount of seconds for each lane, and with this intelligence the traffic would flow ...
The huge amount of smoke the Internal Combustion Engine of an automobile (truck/car/bus) bellows, versus the clean ride we all enjoy on a bicycle, made me think of a cleaner source of energy to run the automobile which is not dependent on any sort of crude, not even on the Renewable Energy sources of the Sun, Hydro, or Wind power; is far easier and economical to build than the fuel cell, can be made available 24 X 7 almost without any cost.
It is actually the simple principle of a Dynamo which worked fine on my bicycle, magnified ...
Individual Freedom / Community Advantage
This proposal is primarily about extending the range of your electric car!
System designed for Electric Vehicles that can travel on Rail AND... independently on Streets.
You may have seen CSX Maintenance trucks that ride on rails, as well as streets... this goes way beyond that!
Electric vehicles have limited range today, but this concept eliminates that problem COMPLETELY.
This system is extremely energy efficient.
The business model is patterned after the same successful strategies as Cell Phones and PC's & the Internet.
Electric... limited ...
The AWD Butterfly has so much potential for its future. The car leans like a bike, changes wheelbase, changes into positive and negative camber, and uses a great deal of thoughtful innovative components developed since 2005. This vehicle was designed to have the highest cornering force possible And transport people in the most original and efficient way possible
Infinite years exist in the future. What we create to make our lives more efficient and enjoyable is a privilege of time as it goes on. So much more than anyone can possibly imagine is going to be invented. We ...
Most people who have ridden bicycles can attest that air resistance is the main barrier to achieving a desirable average speed.
Alternatively, many science-minded people who are familiar with the Mythbusters television show may recall that bicycles can draft trucks (of rectangular rear end) at speeds which are nearly impossible to attain with human power alone. The wake of the truck, which is fully turbulent, can be fully reproduced in a Bicycle Wind Tube (BWT).
The Bicycle Windtube is a structure specifically suited for the human-powered bicycle mode of transportation, capable of sustaining an average ...
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
May 20, 2012
The BiModal Glideway (BMG) project is a new incarnation of the 60 year old possibility of bimodal transportation. Bimodal transportation involves vehicles that can operate on conventional streets and highways and on separated guideways. In the former they are driver controlled; in the latter they are system controlled and travel without driver intervention.
Automobiles using BiModal technology enter onto a Glideway and automatically convert to all-electric, high speed vehicles, no longer requiring driver control. Riding on a single lane, grade separated Glideway, each vehicle is controlled by vehicle-Glideway interacting systems. The non-stop traffic would flow more swiftly ...
To design and build an alternative non-petroleum transit system to shuttle both personal and private automobiles on existing interstate highways. The goal is to build a test site for both simulated static test and real time testing of a frictionless guide-way track. Use clean technologies in a non-mag platform setting to keep costs low. Also the final design must cut its carbon print by 50 to 60 ...