The ElectriLite (http://omni.mcn.org/ElectriLiteB) Community Electric Vehicle (CEV) is a local transportation system intended to be designed, developed and produced in community settings with a continuing web based coordination presence.
ElectriLite is a 2 place, 300 pound, 3 wheel, gearless dual hubmotor driven, air/electromagnetic spring/shock absorber suspension, dual pedal generator, LED illuminated, personal computer(PC) managed system that is specified for minimal production fixturing and general ease of assembly. The PC is a tablet type and controls/monitors vehicle function through a USB adapter that drives all loads through logic signals. All vehicle documentation is installed in the PC and may facilitate remote control and security functions through wireless connectivity.
The purpose of this system is to maximize sustainable local economies ...
The Live Information Bus Stop (LIBS) keeps people up-to-date on the location of their bus. By using location tracking (GPS), any bus system could signal all equipped bus stops with the current position of buses that frequent any given stop. Since they use little energy, an E-Ink display would allow each LIBS to run off an attached photovoltaic panel. Bus information would be transmitted wirelessly, paired with the PV panel energy source, this allows for ease of installation. The housing should be designed to be aesthetically pleasing, yet also robust to withstand the rigors of weather and citizens. It’s not as cheap as a static map, but this information should be available to all, not just those with home ...
Royalty rode in elegant carriages, made comfortable with steel springs. As speeds increased carriage makers (and subsequently automobile manufacturers) added dampers, coil springs and anti sway bars to improve comfort and handling. Some innovative suspensions even incorporated load leveling devices. Underlying all these technologies, spring steel reigned supreme.
The pace of automotive innovation picked up with the introduction of electronics. Manufacturers introduced accelerometers and other sensors, tied them to the system's CAN bus, improved damper technology, and improved control algorithms regulating them. All these innovations were developed in support of spring steel, king of suspension technology.
Perhaps it's time to examine the limitations of that technology, reviewing possible suspension benefits only hinted at by unconventional suspensions in use by ...
Platform: Hybrid car with a Hydrogen (H2) engine and an electromagnetic levitating system (Maglev).
Small family car/ SUV
Max speed: 200 km/h
Driving range: 500 km
It's a Train! It's a Car! The New M5 Plume uses the ultimate technology of a maglev train ( magnetic levitating system) in a combination with an ecological hydrogen car and opens the new boundaries for the automotive industry in the year 2050.
You can use the M5 Plume as a light and economic hydrogen car and take advantage of free and comfortable driving and go to everywhere in the city or you can use the magnetic levitation system for long travel between megacities of the world in the 5 continents using ...
What problem does your design idea solve?
· Typical cars run on gas or batteries; two fuel sources. Now they carry the heavy loads of an internal combustible engine, gasoline fuel, alternator and storage batteries.
· Solar cars have the same problems; the weight of solar panels, alternator / battery charger and storage batteries.
· Both type cars must recharge or re-fuel. Drivers must ensure their destination is within reach and continue to pay at the pump.
The Magnetic-Levitating Vehicle removes the heavy weight; removes costs of fuel; and provides easy-upgrades by recoating the surface with latest thin-film efficient PV technologies.
What are the potential benefits?
The cost of the Magnetic-Levitating Vehicle is sub-divided by having a vehicle that ...
Method of reducing gryoscopic drag in automobile engines.
Remember the spinning "Tops" that we played with as children? The type that, if you set it spinning (perhaps a few hundred rpm) it would stand on it's end as if by magic? We were all amazed at our first demonstration of gryoscopic force.
Today, there is another form of gyroscope that plays a part in our lives- except this gyroscope can weigh 100 lbs and can spin at 3,000 rpm or more! Imagine what a powerful gyroscope that would be! What is this device? It is the flywheel/crankshaft assembly in the car that you drive. The same force that keeps motocycles from falling over also exists in the rapidly spinning ...
Method to reduce gyroscopic drag in automobiles.
Remember the spinning "tops" we played with as children? The type that, if you set it spinning (at perhaps a few hundred rpm)it would stand on it's end as if by magic. We were all amazed at our first demontration of gyroscopic forces.
Today, there is another form of gyroscope that impacts our lives- except this gyroscope can weigh 100 lbs and spin at 3,000 rpm! As you can imagine, a gyroscope of this size and speed would exert a very powerful stabilizing force! It would require a substantial amount of energy to change it's axis of rotation when spinning at full speed.
What is this device? It is the flywheel/crankshaft assembly ...
It seems as though there is an incredible amount of wasted energy in current internal combustion engine designs, especially in terms of the amount of thermal energy that in one way or another is just vented to the atmosphere. Significant amounts of thermal energy are wasted through the vehicle's radiator, while still more is lost through the exhaust system and exhaust products. My idea is to combine a conventional internal combustion engine with a steam engine where the steam is generated by the heat of the combustion cycle. In its simplest form, one could take a standard four cylinder engine and power two of the cylinders by combustion and two by steam generated by cooling of the engine and ...
The airship is powered primarily by a series of solar arrays which charge a battery bank that then powers the airship's engine systems. However most of the lift is provided by hydrogen. Now many people know of how flammable hydrogen is, and the Hindenburg is a famous example of how such a craft can go wrong. But the Mk1 Airship uses a specially designed containment cell system to ...
Exhaust gas from any IC Engine of automobiles is cooled and then using a battery operated mini compressor is passed through a series of chemical solvents housed in FRP Chambers. Suitable solvents in different chambers remove different pollutants such as oxides of carbon including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and oxides of sulphur. Sooth and dust is also removed in the first chamber which has water. Water is to be changed every day. Other solvents can be diluted once in 3 months. They can be changed once a year which costs around US $100.00 for one time changing. Unburnt hydrocarbons which are carcinogenic are also removed by using petroleum jelly in an extra chamber if required. The treated pure exhaust ...
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