Automotive/Transportation - 2017
Jun 30, 2017
The VaccuVroom is a unique concept that aims at providing a solution for dust-ridden roads while being energy-efficient. This idea can work especially well for countries like India which are constantly battling pollution. The idea behind VaccuVroom is a detachable component for vehicles that sucks up dust while riding or driving. The idea is to harness wind energy being collected when the vehicle moves in a forward direction and convert this into electrical energy to rotate a motor that powers up the vacuum machine. The basic design involves a compartment below the driver's seat which houses the motor along ...
Introducing ValueGauge, the first information display to enable motor vehicle drivers to operate in ways that yield the most VALUE for their TIME and fuel dollar. ValueGauge consists of a microcomputer and electronic display in view of the vehicle operator, and connects to the vehicle Engine Control Module (ECM) to collect vehicle speed and fuel use data. Using the information provided by ValueGauge, we estimate that many drivers may achieve a 10% fuel savings, obtain maximum Value for their Time and fuel dollar, and avoid the true waste of fuel , time, and emissions. ValueGauge has revealed that the ...
Shaker Heights, Oh
Jun 14, 2017
Adjustment of the compression ratio in a running piston engine as a function of operating conditions is recognized as an effective way to improve both light load efficiency and maximum output torque, and is perhaps the last major efficiency improvement available to piston engines in the quest to reach the 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg. Mechanical systems for implementing VCR have been proposed and in some cases tested, but none have yet been sufficiently simple and cost effective to reach commercial use. The proposed patent-pending (published as WO2015200432A1) VCR connecting rod is designed to overcome these barriers and ...
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Recent innovations in vehicle suspension employs active suspension system which imparts best in class ride and handling of vehicle. Active suspension is a type of automotive suspension that controls the vertical movement of the wheels relative to the chassis or vehicle body with an onboard system, rather than in passive suspension where the movement is being determined entirely by the road surface. These technologies allow car manufacturers to achieve a greater degree of ride quality and car handling by keeping the tires perpendicular to the road in corners, allowing better traction (engineering) and control.
The drawbacks of these active suspensions are high cost, added complication and mass of the ...
To prevent accidents by reducing stopping distance.
A recent study has concluded that the most of the accidents can be prevented by more effective braking i.e. reduced stopping distance*.
Increases in contact surface of the tires, increase the road traction**, thereby decreasing the stopping distance.
Sensor to measure the brake pedal speed, speed senor to measure the vehicle speed, microcontroller board to control the entire system, gas cylinder and air compressor to inflate the tires, vacuum cylinder and vacuum pump to deflate the tires with maximum possible speed, electronically controlled valve switch ...
In engines used before the late 1990s, the valve-lift of inlet and exhaust valve remain the same for all the speeds of the engine. This resulted into deviation in performance characteristics when the engine was not running at design point. The engine has to change its specifications according to its speed. There are many parameters which are to be changed constantly for better performance of the engine over a wide range of speed. The valve is one of the components that influences engine performance. Hence parameters related to the valve affect engine rendition. Valve-lift is a field where comparatively less ...
Apr 9, 2017
TOPIC: Improvements in On-Road-Vehicles takes inspiration from Aerofoil Sections and Ekranoplans.
As per Illustration 1- principles of Ekranoplan can be used to reduce fuel consumption of vehicles- like trucks- by reducing their effective weight, which would lead to reduction in friction, which in turn, would lead to reduction in traction torque, which in turn would lead to reduced fuel consumption. An aerofoil section attached to the underside would lead to an upward force being exerted. This would lead to reduction in load on the wheels and bearings, which in turn would lead to reduced torque requirements and reduced ...
The Velocity EMC (Electric Motorcycle) can be the most energy efficient and safest personal transportation on the planet. Customers are attracted to the styling, sold on the handling and safety, and rewarded with extremely low cost of ownership. The streamlined, composite exoskeleton provides excellent crash protection and all-weather comfort. Doors on both sides ensures easy entry and exits, and can be removed by the owner for warm weather rides. The Velocity EMC is uniquely energy efficient due to its advanced aerodynamic streamlining and state-of-the-art electric propulsion system. It uses just over a kiloWatt of power to cruise at 60 ...
Jun 15, 2017
If you have a drivers license, then at some time or another you sat at a traffic light with no cross traffic wondering why you are sitting there, wasting time. It is not a matter of "timing" traffic lights so traffic flows more steadily but upgrading traffic signals to recognize patterns, time of day, and conditions. "Smart" technology runs an interactive program and changes as conditions change.
1. during peak operation hours, (rush hour) traffic signals should be programed to work together. The main artery has the priority and side streets feed into the main. Running a "timer" ...
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 ...