Automotive/Transportation - 2016
Jun 29, 2016
FRUGAL 5 CYCLE ENGINE
The Frugal 5 Cycle engine design solves the 120 plus year old goal of combustion at constant volume, which is the most efficient way to combust the air/fuel mixture in a piston driven internal combustion engine.
With true constant volume combustion, the piston reaches top dead center at the end of the compression stroke and then is allowed to dwell at that position until the air/fuel mixture is completely burned.
The piston dwell is accomplished by having a constant radius section on both of the cams allowing the piston to dwell while the cam-stack continues ...
Cars – vehicles:-
- Did they tell you CVT is forbidden from F1 races because of its performance?
- So why isn't it in super cars?
- FST (Flow Shifting Transmission) is multi belt CVT.
- FST is more than 12 years of R&D, 10 experimental models.
- FST is made to contain all the advantage required in a transmission without the deficiencies.
- FST is electronic automatic, foil economy, fast acceleration, low cost as manual and Easy maintenance … how come?
- Let me tell you first way other transmissions can’t have all combined.
May 20, 2016
Furai is a concept future Le Mans racer. The idea with this project is to use 'salt water' to power the car. Its an idea that has already been put into practice with passenger cars but never on this global race stage. The goal behind this project was to create something aerodynamic but also cutting edge in its aesthetics and environmental impact.
An electrochemical reaction is used to power the car. Created by combining two liquids with metallic salts acting as the electrolyte. These solutions are then pumped through a fuel cell towards an anode or cathode electrode. This ...
The Gemini Electric Motor & Generator was awarded top 100 Entries in 2015 contest for the rotating electric motor & generator, but there are other uses for the technology, including as a linear electric motor, for the usual linear electric applications, but this entry is focused on Light Rail and High Speed Rail applications. The easiest way to understand a linear electric motor is to think of a rotary electric motor that has been cut along radial plane and unrolled. The revolutionary and yet simple design of the Gemini Linear Electric Motor promises to become the world’s most efficient, ...
The idea of this project is to utilise the waste thermal energy (heat energy) being generated in automobiles. It involves the trapping of heat energy being generated from the heat source in the vehicle and converting it to electrical energy which can be used for many appliances. The heat energy and the temperature from the heat source is sensed by the thermocouple and is converted to electrical energy by a device called a Thermoelectric Generator which works on the seebeck effect. The electric potential produced in the thermoelectric generator is boosted by the converter thereby increasing the magnitude of ...
Jul 1, 2016
Nearly 7 billion hours of delay and more than 3 billion gallons of fuel were wasted in 2015 due to traffic congestion in the U.S., a significant portion of which is due to delays at traffic signals. Researchers at the University of California at Riverside, the Federal Highway Administration, and Leidos, Inc. have developed “GlidePath”, an intelligent driver assistance system that uses signal phase and timing information (SPaT) from upcoming traffic signals to determine the best driving speed profile to pass through the intersections.
In the near future, vehicles will be able to receive real-time SPaT information from traffic ...
Our research and personal experiences in rural India gave a common insight; where all the underserved area in India are facing poor road condition and connectivity issues. Hence no medical accessibility during emergency. These lead to other social issues. The underserved region majorly consists of the farmers.
Therefore we focused to work towards farming (their major source of livelihood) and medical attention. This could improve their standard of living and ways to travel. So the vehicle had to be simple to manufacture and low running cost. The vehicle must also be modular to be a farm vehicle which ...
May 12, 2016
Nowadays, developing safety systems of the vehicles is important due to the increasing rate of accidents. As a solution, the trend of biometric sensor based vehicle safety systems has developed. In the case of physical incapability of the driver, the situation is identified by heart pulse sensor and information is fed into a microcontroller. Based on the situation, a proportional force is applied on the brake pedal. When the driver returns to the appropriate physical conditions, brake pedal was totally released and facilitates the manual control of the brake. Heart pulse rate is different among individuals and therefore the ...
Canoga Park, Ca
May 6, 2016
My idea would be to use helium cooling to cool intake air for an automotive engine to cool intake air for turbo, supercharger, or standard induction.
The cooling device would be a series of radiator like rings that would gradually ascend (or descend) in size as air goes thru inlet and is cooled to an almost liquid like state for superior combustion using less fuel
The helium would of course expand as it exchanged heat with air and would have to be re-compressed in one or more ways:
1) The expanding helium could drive turbine that would compress helium ...
The Helixator technology has been developed in the last years to provide architects and city planners a new tool for designing cities. It is a highly flexible escalator system that allows construction of escalators in any given geometry, including strait, curved and helical escalators.
The idea to build such escalator systems is not new. It started appearing in science fiction novels, with first built attempts as early as the nineteenth century, followed by numerous patents and installations throughout the twentieth century. Yet no system has proven viable or effective to successfully commercialize.
The Helixator technology intends to change all that, ...