Combined Car-Aircraft-Hovercraft transportation system||Overpass transportation system||Fastest Ambulance in the world.
Vehicle has combined features of a Car|Aircraft|Train/Skater|Hovercraft. It looks like a car, has 2 or multiple renewable energy powered propulsion engines as per need mounted on both side wings left and right side respectively.
Vehicle runs on road/surface with two or multiple wheels aligned in-line to each other, mounted on live or dead axle and has two additional wheels attached on left and right side of vehicle respectively with the help of long height adjustable arms. These arms have pneumatic/mechanical/hydraulic length adjustability as well as suspension technique that provides swivelled motion to the vehicle about its side wheels’ central axis and absorbs shocks.
Vehicle in motion
In starting stage the vehicle is stationary and all wheels touch the ground. Length of side wheel’s arms may be minimum to maximum as per requirement.
As the engine starts, it provides self-propelled power to the vehicle and the vehicle moves forward.
Vehicle hovers in upward and downward direction with the help of increase or decrease in speed/lift forces respectively. By adjusting the magnitude of hovering, the vehicle can swivel about the central axis of side wheels as well as continue moving in the forward direction at the same time and even can leave the surface or can fly in the air. So the vehicle has the ability to continue to move ahead by over-passing/crossing the obstructions in its way such as traffic, small size vehicles, holes etc. without need to stop itself.
As discussed in previous article, ‘Transportation system used lift and gravitational force into forward thrust,’ it can be used to improve the speed, efficiency and stability of this transportation system.
For general brake application, in-lined wheels are responsible. In addition to it, side wheels and spoilers mounted on wings can also serve to slow/stop the vehicle. To steer the vehicle, steering of n-lined wheels/side wheels is responsible. In addition, direction control of the vehicle is also possible by steering the thrust assembly or elevators.
With installation of sensors on its side wheels/in suitable position, the vehicle will be safe, efficient, fast and feature auto response.
While travelling, responsible sensors detect ahead obstructions in path of travel, providing an alert to the control system. Further, the control system drives the hovering actuators in a controlled manner to produce desired hovering effect in upward and downward direction respectively to overpasses obstructions.
Wings can be modified according to selection of suitable modern applications. To minimize overall width, folding wings can be used. Quantity and position of wheel is an option and selection depends on need. Assumed that side wheels are heavy enough to get the vehicle swivel motion about central axis of side wheels.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Rajiv Sharma
Type of entry: individual
Number of times previously entering contest:3
Rajiv's favorite design and analysis
Imagination, hand sketching, Auto-CAD, Pro-E, Solid works, CATIA etc.
Rajiv belongs to these online communities:
www.research-andme.com, Facebook /Mechscinovate
Rajiv is inspired by:
Nature, Economic conditions, Less resources, Hard-work.
Patent status: pending