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Salt and other chemicals rust undercarriage components. Car-bottom rust is dangerous and expensive. The undercarriage is vulnerable to damage due to lack of care. Salt and mud damage is a safety issue -- many undercarriage components cannot be rustproofed. The greatest need for non-collision car repair results from preventable undercarriage rust.

Undercarriage rust damages the environment by destroying vehicles, wasting money and energy, and squandering resources required to prematurely replace rust damaged vehicles. Vehicles driven through floodwater are bio-hazards. Car makers mandate undercarriage washing. They specify that it be done manually, warn of potential injury from sharp undercarriage metal, and threaten to void warranties if such washing is not done.

The undercarriage is the only car surface that ...

Electric vehicles in the form of cars, trucks and forklifts are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. The majority of these designs rely on a gear drive system to provide the correct ratio between motor RPM and wheel speed. The down side is that the torque from the motor damages the internal gears due to excess friction. In addition current designs require the electric motor to discontinue rotating while shifting from forward to reverse or when the vehicle is stopped. Continuous spooling of the motor from 0-15K RPM requires a large amount of energy and rapidly drains the battery pack.

These design defects are eliminated with the introduction of the continuously spinning magnetic transmission. The benefit of the constant spin feature ...

Over 38,000 people die annually in automobile accidents in the U.S. alone with a society cost of over 700 billion. Machine vision commanding self-driving vehicles can have a dramatic reduction and almost eliminate human-caused accidents.

Autonomous Vehicles are an exciting and promising new frontier that will dramatically reshape the modern world. Major automotive and technology companies have invested billions of dollars to advance the direction of Self-driving vehicles. Key to this robotic automation are new sensor technologies: video, radar, lidar, and others that are supposed to provide the digital model of the surrounding environment key to automated navigation. Epilog has introduced the world’s first 8K Smart Machine Vision for Self-driving vehicles.

Real-world driving happens in all kinds of environments: different road ...

Boats, ships, passenger ferries, fishing vessels, and cargo vessels are getting capsized frequently due to accidents, head-on collisions, overloading etc. Many peoples lose their lives due to non availability of help, support, and life boats.To ove come this issue and to save lives and property we have designed a model which floats on water surface even after accidents and head-on collision. This is illustrated in the attached video and photographs. What we have suggested is a very simple phenomenon of increase in buoyancy by covering the entire ship's side, port side as well as starboard side by air filled tubes ideally to be fitted in a groove. When accidents or collision occur then due to impact the rubber tubes ...

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

Advantages of 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. For variation of compression ratio the decrease of the consumption is 30 – 40 % and for variation of displacement is estimated ...

My design idea relates to energy engineering and more particularly to the alternative energy technology of getting power from physical forces, operating without burning fuel.

The first industrial revolution (1760 - 1840) used fuel, water and steam to mechanize production and transportation. We know the steam engine was one of the most important inventions at this time. These engines used in all sorts of applications including factories, mines, locomotives, and steamboats. Steam engine uses the force produced by steam pressure to push a piston back and forth inside a cylinder. This pushing force transformed, by a connecting rod and flywheel, into rotational force for work https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_engine.

I developed and experimentally investigated a new method of converting physical forces into ...

Here is a “door to door” transportation system that preserves all the beloved features of our cars while, at the same time, drastically cutting energy usage, emissions, costs, commute time and other inconveniences of present day driving.

So, what does this system look like? A person still owns or leases his “Car.” It is roughly ⅓ shorter, lighter and less expensive than a current car yet its passenger compartment is not shrunken. It can be an EV or ICE driven. He obviously uses his Car for his local driving. When he has to commute into a congested urban area, or to another city, he drives his Car to a local train loading-dock, to a slot that he reserved thru ...

Future electric vehicles will be powered either by batteries or fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity. Currently, the batteries that power electric vehicles are installed in a flat cuboid space, whereas large cylindrical vessels are used for conventional high-pressure hydrogen storage. Resulting from mechanical design considerations, the vehicle body would necessitate withstanding massive changes. Since these modifications of the vehicle architecture exert substantial cost-factor, it is desirable to develop a novel hydrogen storage system that fits into identical installation area as the batteries.

Our idea to address the bottleneck problem lies in the regime of seeking adaptive optimization between objectives of fuel efficiency and shape factor. The problem of maximizing on-board gaseous fuel storage is being addressed through ...

The motion battery business plan

The motion battery was developed to generate additional revenue for vehicle manufacturers by charging customers for electricity while the vehicle is in motion over the life span of that vehicle. The motion battery was also developed to pay drivers to drive. When surplus energy is generated the driver has three options. The first is to return home and power the house. The second is to discharge the battery at a service station that supports both gas and electric vehicles. This service station will then reimburse the driver at the wholesale level. The third and final option is to power some sort of dump load (heater, ac unit ,etc} on the vehicle. I have developed ...

My prototype has two functions in one: protect yours car door from being hit by other cars doors or by a shopping cart. It is novel because it will come handling to put on and will be at low cost and safe. It make you be kind to other cars in a small parking lot at the time to get out of your car so you don’t bend or scratch other vehicles. It can be produced on a large scale because of the ease of the material and because it can be made to a standard measure that can fits all types of vehicles, it can also be customized for each vehicle brand as the owner decides.

This will ...

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