2016
Automotive/Transportation

Every day, billions of people shop at their local department stores, but everyone runs on a tight schedule in a 24-hour world. Consumers spend hours searching aisles for a product they can’t find, scouring the store’s entire selection just for a pair of shoes. What’s worse, store displays induce consumers to buy loads of products that they don’t need. Even as self-driving vehicles become more common, consumers still have to spend time going to the store and searching through it to find what they’re looking for. While there’s online shopping, consumers must wait for days for their product to be sent from a store or a warehouse that may be in another state. These issues make people ask why ...

Through intensive research and development, Ulectra Corporation has successfully developed a unique power cable that allows the installer to pull all wiring in a single run. SIMTRA Cables allow electrical power to be commingled with any low voltage communication circuit within one conduit or pathway.

SIMTRA cables are ideal for all-in-one power + communication cabling installations and solutions. What makes SIMTRA unique is our patented Ferrite Barrier that surrounds the power conductors. The Ferrite Barrier sheath has the ability to reduce and absorb electrical transients, high frequency energy, EMI interference and/or disturbances imposed on or emanating from that power cable. The electrical power conductors of the SIMTRA Ferrite Barrier Power Cables are triple insulated including the inner conductor insulation, ...

A hybrid transmission system has been designed that can use two sources of power either individually or combined into one to power a vehicle. Keeping the current technology in mind, it has been designed in such a way that it is powered by one engine and one motor. This system can be put to use in immediate future as the battery technology present today makes it difficult to store large amount of power, which limits the range and power of electric cars. There is only one motor and an engine used in this system which makes it different from all other existing systems where a separate generator is required apart from these two machines. This reduces the number of ...

The 4.5-metre Slitherskiff was designed in 2009 for river sprints and marathons.

Built for exceptional speed on fairly calm water, it is a pedal-powered racer with highly advanced fluid dynamical design features integrated into a lightweight surface-skimming hull, fabricated in polystyrene foam reinforced by polythene skin and steel tubing endoskeleton.

The endoskeleton provides the rigid mounting framework for seat, canopy, controls, pedal crank, sprockets, chains, Scotch Yokes, oscillator arms, hydrofoil rudders and twin propulsion tailfins.

Most fluid dynamical features are underneath. Stepped like a hydroplane in the first quarter of its length, it skims the surface above a certain speed. Air passages opening atop the hull near the bow curve down through its interior to vent under the bow through slots with ...

CONCEPT:
Install a small high definition security camera (preferably 360° or 2x 180°) inside and high above close to where the rear view mirror is installed in automobiles (e.g. Cars, Trucks, Buses and SUVs). The camera should be able to monitor both the inside and outside movements or activities in the car. These activities can be recorded and can also be accessed by the owner using smart phones by logging in an App (with provider) through User ID and password.

BENEFITS/ADVANTAGES:
1. Car Accidents – Easier to determine the cause or fault by viewing or replaying the recorded activities.

2. Insurance Claims – Legitimate insurance claims can be made using the recorded incidents. Insurance companies will be ...

This system is based on the idea that when the driver doesn't respond any more to the steering wheel and there is no any sense that the driver is awake due to a medical issue or tired issue then this system will be activated at the same time the heart beats with pressure will be sensed also then the car will be activated to auto drive safe mode with courtesy to ADAS system (Advanced Driver Assistance System) to allow the car to drive safely to prevent any accident until it is parked safely in the service lane and at the same time another automated call will be activated with GPS locator to 911 that there is a driver who is ...

We humans are developing things to make our work easier with the help of technology. With the advancement in technology every year, new changes are seen everywhere.

Car controls is one of the fields which needs change in terms of mode of operation, flexibility and maintenance. Today we are using pedals to control the movement of our car and these are: accelerator, brake and clutch. We are proposing a system based on a drive by wire concept where controls take place through human machine interface. We are going to build a smart steering wheel which will control the car. By using this we are getting rid of pedals which in turn helps in reducing the weight of mechanical ...

Tires do not only leak air if punctured, they also leak air naturally, and over a year, even a typical new, properly mounted tire can lose from 20 to 60 kPa (3 to 9 psi), roughly 10% or even more of its initial pressure. It is estimated that 41% of accidents with physical injuries are linked to tire problems. In order to overcome the above mentioned problem this method is proposed and the method is based on the self inflation system, with an additional setup to improve the performance. The exhaust gases are used for providing hot atmospheric air to the peristaltic tubes to provide inflation in a quick time & we can get a pressure output of nearly ...

The invention consists of converting at least one of the interior ventilation grills to use solar power to power a fan to draw heat from the vehicle in the effort to lower the internal passenger compartment temperature as well as create airflow. Using solar power separates the energy required so there is no concern of draining a car battery. A visual indicator could be placed on the vent, such as an LED to indicate safety system is ready as well as internal temperature.

The object of the invention is that no prep is required; the system will try to maintain a comfortable interior temperature so it is more pleasant getting back into the vehicle. The system also provides a ...

Present mobility options, especially in dense urban areas, are becoming more and more unsustainable. Fundamentally different approaches to personal mobility are needed to address the problems listed above and achieve sustainability. An automated transportation network (ATN) system utilizing ‘pod cars’ is one such approach. We propose to develop and bring to market the elements of a solar powered ATN system that will be scalable, replicable, and that can be located within existing rights of way in urban locales.

This is where the Spartan Superway comes in

The Spartan Superway Team is comprised mostly of senior level Undergraduate Students from the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University. The main core of Mechanical Engineering Students is ...

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