2010
Transportation

Friction based variable transmissions, in the form of belts and cones, have been in existence for many years. One successful new version, based around ball bearings and shaped steel surfaces, is the NuVinci drive. However, all friction based transmissions suffer from mechanical inefficiency and limited power capability.

Construction zones are rarely regarded in a positive light, and for good reasons:
• Commuters languish in construction zones when roads need renovation or find finding alternate routes in an effort to avoid losing precious time to traffic jams.
• Local retail business suffer,

Twice the specific power of regular engines, half the cost, half the weight, 30% more fuel efficient.

With hundreds of millions of small internal combustion engines produced yearly, there is a need for simple and cheap to produce 4-stroke engines.

My idea is to use linear motion technology and controls to power a vehicle, car or truck by incorporating a circular linear motor in to the wheels of the vehicle.

A CLUSTER ROCKET ENGINE:A cluster engine is made up of small, easier to develop and less expensive thrusters that provide the engine with greater thrust and versatility.
Typically, for an engine using a cold gas or a pressure-fed liquid chemical,

An electric drive duct fan that can be compacted for storage. This duct fan is designed for a vehicle that can be folded for storage or transportation in the same maner that helicopters are.

The problem with variable drive systems are that they tend to have a scrubbing effect, at any given speed the friction drive area is one to one in the center of contact but either over drives on one side and under drives on the other. This causes heat,

The current internal combustion engine will run on hydrogen with some modifications. One vehicle had a range of 600 miles between the hydrogen tank and 10 gallon regular gas tank.

"Digitally Timed Gas Mileage" is my invention. It will tell you how much time (hours,min,sec) is left until you have to refuel your car. This will replace the empty/full gauge with a digital clock, showing how much time is left. It will be based off RPM's.

"Digitally Timed Gas Mileage" is my invention for today's interesting car culture. It will tell you how much time (hours,min,sec) is left until you have to refuel your car. This will replace the empty/full gauge with a digital clock, showing how much time is left.

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