Transportation & Automotive - 2013
Jun 6, 2013
The invention relates to contactless pickups to be used in ICE ignition systems and, moreover, in switch, telemetry and control, for example, for control over charge activation.
The optimal rotational speed of the crankshaft of the modern ICE is higher than 3000 rpm. So the rotor of the traditional ignition transducer has to revolve faster than 1500 rpm which is severely harmful for this exacting mechatronic device.
Low-rpm transducer of ICE with n cylinders consists of shielding cylindrical shell rotating jointly with rotor that has n+1 or n–1 slots uniformly distributed along the shell circle to separate n sensor pairs uniformly ...
Ascoli Piceno, Marche
May 21, 2013
This system aims to achieve storage of electricity for a traction motor through the storage of energy kinematics.
The system involves the use of two counter-rotating flywheels in carbon fiber held in place by magnetic suspension bearings. On the rotor are installed two electric motors with permanent magnets that provide both charge kinematics that the production of electricity for locomotion. The container, also in carbon fiber, is placed under a vacuum.
The storage capacity by limiting the rotation of the flywheels to 70,000 RPM is about 44 kwh, enough for an average size car to go about 800 km.
Purpose: To provide a more comfortable ergonomic charter for scheduled routes for short and medium distances.
Audace’s bold external features include new windshields, LED turn signals, and clearance lights. Bonded glass panes provide extended visibility in the windshields, head lights, and tail lights. The new LED full width back lights along with exclusive markers solve safety concerns for turn signals, and clearance lights.
Audace’s internal features introduce intricate bold patterns on the seats, side panels and parcel rack coverings. To provide easy-access comfort for passengers, the executive seats are 1030mm wider than the old standard seats. A 15 ...
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Apr 16, 2013
An aerodynamic device that spools up the main wheel landing gear on transport airplanes including airliners.
This device could be located at the hub area, something that attaches to any part of the wheel assembly. Very small, lightweight made from plastic. The idea is to spin the tire at approximately 10 mph tire speed prior to touchdown.
Smoother touchdowns - no jolting with pavement contact.
Less Tire wear
Simple and effective ...
Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail provides a virtually frictionless way to transport people and goods at high speeds of 300 mph (480 km/h) or more. MagLev trains can be fast, but they are still trains – they must stop and start often, and stations might be far from passengers’ homes or business. As such, MagLev offers little advantage over conventional steel-wheels-on-rails systems.
Let’s separate “railroad” from “train” and have individual vehicles that use computer-automated technology to go non-stop from the starting to the destination depots. Each vehicle might transport one passenger, or a small group; or one load of freight, such ...
Charlotte, North Carolina
Jun 22, 2013
The world has seen significant rise in number of vehicles in the past century and the numbers are still climbing. This has affected environment and worsened the global warming. Big cities which have mass transit systems have lower per capita vehicular emissions. But not everyone prefers to commute through mass transit systems due to their limitations like long distances to stations/stops, being overcrowded during rush hours etc.
The LevPods Individual Transit Systems (LITS) would combine the benefits of personal transportation and the mass transit system. The fully automated LevPods system would provide access to fast, safe and stress free ...
LIGTHWEIGHT AXIAL DRIVING CAR: FRONT A REAR DOORS, COMBUSTION/ELECTRIC/ HYBRID, READY FOR HANDICAPPED USE AND GOODS TRANSPORTATION, EASY PARKING
A.J. Vázquez, Madrid, Spain (EU)
Car body has a truncated spherical shape, 1.6 m diameter, divided in four 90º pieces. The top and bottom (dark grey) are metallic with a circular reinforced tube and fixed to the floor. The floor is a box with reinforced tubes protecting against crashes in all directions. The front and rear pieces (light grey) are sliding transparent doors. The four wheels are in rhombic position allowing an easy driving.
The driving axial wheels ...
Vinon Sur Verdon, Paca
France (includes Monaco)
Jun 5, 2013
Car suspensions have changed little in the last 100 years: a spring coupled with a shock absorber, to compensate for sudden level variations. A major flaw of this system is the symmetry of suspensions during a turn. Because of inertia, the car tilts on the outside and shifts its weight on the outer suspension, and lowers adherence.
My entry is a connection linking oil vessels of left and right shock absorbers. During a turn, the centrifugal force causes some oil to shift from the inner shock absorber to the outer one, effectively raising its course, and limiting the car tilt. ...
VBD Automotive Technologies has developed a MAGLEV driveleine for wheeled fuel cell powered vehicles. The driveline known as the “Magnetic Hubless Wheel Drive” (MHWD), essentially allows for the elimination of the high torque output requirement for wheeled vehicles which currently derive their traction/driving force from the torque applied at the wheel hub to overcome the wheel radius.
The frictionless Magnetic Hubless Wheel Drive converts the electric current from the fuel cell power plant, at the wheel circumference and applies the MAGLEV traction force directly on the inside face of the rotating magnetized road wheel eliminating the need for a ...
The problems of night driving are well known and include limited range visibility, incoming traffic glare, and stress in driving as well as incorrect driver perception. In bad weather or with inexperienced or elderly people, these problems are magnified. The BrightEye® system enables the identification of obstacles and abstractions on the road for a range of 250m in a dark night and in bad weather.
BrightEye's technology uses Gated near Infrared that constantly projects a clear picture of the road, analyzes the data it collects and alerts the driver when hazards are present on the road.
This core technology ...