2018
Automotive/Transportation

Current autonomous systems planned for introduction into public and private transportation rely on the system itself obtaining all the information on its surrounding environment through its own internal sensors and control sub-systems. To minimize external sensor infrastructure cost and maintenance requirements or use of active communications with autonomous systems, development has typically been focused primarily on improving the user interactions, safety and the overall quality of the autonomous system and its internal sub-systems themselves. An RFID/Bluetooth/Wireless sensor package that is installed onto any of the millions of already existing motor vehicles can help fill the hole left by a lack of supporting sensor infrastructure and provide added data for any autonomous or even semi-autonomous motor vehicle to utilize in ...

This is an updated version of the entry to create the future design contest 2017. This design of increased efficiency has plane A and B in the form of solid rods as in image 1 inclined at 45 degrees and fixed to both the outer diameter of spring SP. Equal weights W1 and W2 suspend from threads TH42 and TH43 of equal lengths parallel to direction of gravity. They are interconnected by thread TH41 perpendicular to the direction of gravity and capable of sliding on plane A and B by knots k1 and k2 as in image 1. As spring SP compresses perpendicular to the direction of gravity due to the horizontal component of weights W1 and W2 tension ...

THE TECHNOLOGY:
The original mount of the test-vehicle engine is Passive Hydraulic Mount, see Figure 1.(a). The friction damper was added to the original mount in parallell. The modified mount system is a different size than the original one with an additional weight of 200 g. Figure 1(b) shows the friction damper unit of the mount. The electromagnetic actuator creates the normal force for the friction contact, consists of a toroidal iron core, which is divided into two halves by two air gaps. The friction contact consists of two ordinary friction pads from industrial brakes which are pressed against a moving friction rod by the actuator. In the engine mount the friction rod is connected to the engine bracket ...

The problem of controlling quality of motor oils in the course of their development, production and operation in cars is actual. We propose using a few drops of oil and surface plasmon resonance refractometer “Plasmon-71” (developed in Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine) to determine the degree of oil contamination and make a decision to replace it (Fig.1, 2). The measurements take only 5 minutes, method is very easy, fast and sensitive! Such measurements can be carried out consecutively throughout the year and make a decision to replace the oil with its significant contamination. The developed technique allows to investigate perspective compositions of motor oils, as well as wear of motor ...

On Accessing the Inaccessible by Hovercraft

As climate change accelerates so also does the difficulty in the navigation of flood plains, wetlands and deltas and only an amphibian can handle the changing topography

Enter the modern hovercraft

Recent advances in hovercraft technology gathered from operating experience over the past three decades show machines with greater efficiencies

In Ontario Canada access to the Ring of Fire in order to extract the high value ores is proving quite controversial because of the wetlands. Expensive schemes for roads or railways into the region have raised concerns about the
impact on fragile surfaces and the long term effects on drainage patterns and the like.

Winter road season is shortening due to climate change ...

At one time or another we have all had to deal with driving into the sun. My idea is to have a small tinted area that is able to follow the blinding sun based on the position relative to the driver. The clear material would be placed on the inside of the windshield for a retrofit or in the case of a new vehicle, it could be part of the original glass.

The material (similar to the auto-darkening sunglasses available) would have a superfine grid trans-versing horizontally and vertically which would darken when voltage is applied to the two intersecting points. The intensity would be varied based on a user setting which in turn raises the amount of voltage ...

This adaptive thermal engine achieve variation of the displacement and / or the compression ratio to assure optimum combustion conditions and providing power to the load adaptation engine, with direct implications on growth power and reduced consumption.

Advantages of this new technology refer to a continuously / infinitely Variable Compression Ratio & Variable Displacement mechanism that offers a compression-ratio range from less than 7:1 to more than 20:1 and/or variable displacement in range 0-100%; ensure optimum combustion conditions and adapting to charge power engine, with direct implications on growth power and reduce consumption and the possibility of using different fuels (gasoline, ethanol, hydrogen, diesel, bio-diesel and other yet non-invented). For variation of compression ratio the decrease of the consumption ...

An earlier entry described an ambitious Advanced ACV (Hovercraft).

Design iterations around the XFlo Blower arrangement showed problems which are taking longer than anticipated to resolve.

This interim Design shows the Main Intent of the Concept and incorporates known technologies that are going mainstream via Griffon Hoverwork in the United Kingdom.

1...The Lift System utilizes an Advanced Skirt Design which in principle follows the guidelines of the Griffon 995ED ACV
1,1 The Lift Fans are advanced mixed flow types individually powered by BLDC Motors providing asymmetrical delivery as required to the cushion

2...The Propulsion System utilizes the Advanced Ducted Propellor arrangement featured in the Griffon 995ED. This system utilizes an Azimuth swiveling Propulsion setup providing exceptional ...

Building on the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Super Truck project and the patented Air Management System that delivers up to 10% fuel savings, 50% reduced under-hood heat and restores 65+ horsepower from electrifying the cooling system – comes a new revolutionary solution for the transportation industry.

This second phase of development is a streamlined Charge-While-You-Drive-Hybrid upgrade that delivers an estimated 40%+ fuel savings, redundant hybrid-electric propulsion, easier operation and training, and a smart telematics package monitoring power, fuel and driver input with live reporting to fleets on detailed efficiency.

Electrifying all vehicle accessories such as the cooling system, AC condenser, water pump, and HVAC, an estimated 100HP+ can be restored to the internal combustion engine. Zero emission low-speed/idling and more ...

The innovative device submitted here is an air centrifugation system, allowing to separate oxygen molecules from nitrogen molecules contained in the air. This device is mainly dedicated to internal combustion engines, more specifically in the field of motor vehicles, and is intended to drastically reduce pollutants and CO2 emissions, while improving fuel efficiency.

Generally speaking, internal combustion engines are fitted with an air inlet system, comprising an air filter and possibly various components, as one or several air compressors or turbochargers, intended to compress the air admitted inside the combustion chamber of the engine.

The fresh air generally constitutes the main oxidizer admitted inside the combustion chamber and is composed, in normal temperature and pressure conditions, of a mixture ...

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