Buses can transport dozens of passengers. Compared to using cars for moving the same number of people, buses are more energy-efficient and environment-friendly, and make better use of road capacity. However, a longer time is usually needed for passengers to reach their destinations.
Recently, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) concept was developed to address this drawback, mainly by using dedicated lanes and a limited number of stops and traffic signal prioritization, along with some schedule flexibility to meet demand. BRT is now found world-wide in often-congested cities, including Chicago and Los Angeles, as one option for improving ...
Prince George, British Columbia
My concept was inspired by the game called "Jenga." To make composite fabrication somewhat easier I developed a system of arranging blocks in a pattern to give the shape of the final product. This mold is then wrapped in the composite material. The mold is then encased in an outer shell the resin added and then can be pressed or left to stand free. My prototype "box" has openings at each end however it is possible to have only one opening the size of which will be determined by the relative size of the blocks used in the construction ...
SPLT is an all-encompassing auto tech and mobility platform. SPLT’s enterprise carpool product (for iOS and Android) works within closed networks, addressing traffic congestion harming our economy’s productivity, time, and money. Employers benefit from reduced parking, retention and attraction, sustainability metrics, and more. SPLT is also working with OEMs to integrate our software into vehicles.
The idea has evolved and grown over time, but it first came about four years ago when Anya was working in Los Angeles and staying at a hotel. She took the hotel shuttle back and forth every day until one day it ...
Though travelling has been fun for most, but some of them find it hectic and fearsome. It may be either due to lack of exposure for the procedures incorporated, issues related to communication or the person may be specially-abled. In any or all of the above cases, travel assistance plays an important role.
The present work involves developing a robot for assisting a specific group of people at crowded areas or areas of public interest. Abbie is a small capsule shaped robot (similar to R2D2 from Star Wars) which consists of a touch screen and a speech recognition software ...
Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa face many barriers both to increase productivity, and to bring their crops to market. Many smallholder farmers are located far from markets, so transporting the crops is either expensive, slow, or both. Poor roads and few vehicles means there will be delays in transporting the crops resulting in significant post-harvest losses, especially for perishable crops. For example, in Nigeria, 85% of roads are unpaved and there are only 31 motor vehicles per 1000 people. In summary, African smallholder farmers are realistically restricted to subsistence agriculture and the associated poverty because of the lack of affordable ...
According to latest data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), drunk driving was responsible for only 7,061 — a mere 1.5% — of the 4, 64,674 road accidents in India in 2015. This is really serious issue and while great efforts designed to reduce or eliminate drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel have been in place for a number of years, no significant advancements have been made in the technology until now.
Automatic Ignition Locking system with some advanced features can help to reduce the accidents caused by drunk driving. It will be a ...
Nowadays there is a tremendous increase in vehicle accidents; most of the people die in the accident. But it can be reliable with the help of Airbags which saves lives or minimizes the impact of accidents. But we can optimize the current design of the airbag system by providing it externally also. So here I come with some interesting ideas about exo airbag safety system. For that I've analysed the current airbag system with its pros and cons. I have also studied the behavior of the vehicle when it crashes. And based on all these studies I have made ...
Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
This paper deals with one of the key challenges in designing the next generation future hybrid vehicles with Efficient Waste Heat Recovery System.
Much of the fuel energy in an internal combustion engine is lost as heat, mainly through hot exhaust gas. The high energy losses, and high temperatures of the exhaust gas, provide favorable conditions for applying a waste-heat recovery system.
Typical internal combustion engines lose about 75% of the fuel energy through the engine coolant, exhaust and surface radiation. Most of the heat generated comes from converting the chemical energy in the fuel to ...
As the need for green energy is increasing the use of hybrid vehicles has to be encouraged. This project accomplishes the task of increasing the range of hybrid vehicle which was the major problem encountered in these vehicles.
This system generates power from piezocrystal which is subjected to vibrations generated by the mechanical system designed. The amount of energy drawn from the engine is controlled and thus utilized in generating power and recharging the batteries.
The proposed model design consists of the basic parts such as damper system, cam with addition to a ...
The major problem concerning the automobile industry is the need for the alternative fuel source with the present fuel source- fossil fuels depleting at a faster rate. Also the aim was to find an alternative fuel with minimum emission. We have developed a solution for this problem by using methanol as a fuel source for automobile. We propose methanol as an alternative fuel source for IC engines as well as electric hybrid/ electric vehicles. For electric/ electric hybrid vehicle, we use methanol as a fuel source through fuel cells. We propose usage of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell which uses ...