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The reason why we started this project is due to the mindset of the general public, that is changing towards a more responsible way of consuming and living; for the daily commute, we saw that people are slowly but surely preferring personal transportation instead of cars that are meant for multiple passengers and are mostly used by one person. Likewise, consumers have a growing interest in vehicles powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels.

We identified the growing market of electric scooters, that lead us to believe, that there was a great opportunity to grow on this market, not only by creating another scooter but by trying to create something new and innovative; in a market that doesn´t seem to ...

This design is for an aerodynamic drag reduction device. This device works by producing a small powerful vortex near the boundary layer of a vehicle's body. This then adds momentum to the boundary layer, allowing for the air to stay attached to a surface longer. This attached airflow, then flows in the air void at the rear of a vehicle, reducing the drag.

While this idea of using vortex generators to reduce drag has been explored before, the designs for these other devices have not been effective enough to be commonly used in the automotive industry. However, the design that we have developed has been able to be 2-3 times as effective as these other vortex generator designs.

Vortex ...

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Concept by Balint Szent-Miklosy | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Illustrations by Nicholas Fischer | email@nicholasfischer

Concept: Pickup trucks will be more aptly named once they actually pick up their load.

This product is designed to ease the physical burdens of loading heavier cargo into the bed of an otherwise standard pickup truck. It is intended as a factory-installed insert for the back of a standard light truck.

It would be sold as a dealer-option for general consumer truck-buyers as well as anyone who relies on their pickup truck to haul light loads commercially.

How it works:

The standard tailgate is reconfigured to open laterally, allowing a fork attached to a steel space-frame to slide along a pair of tracks and ...

We believe to make cars lighter, the automotive industry needs to replace aluminum with iron.

The conventional wisdom says that is crazy.

Why would you replace a low density material with a higher density material? We just spent years and money converting parts from iron to aluminum. We are still working to do that. Why would you convert steering knuckles or other components back? Are you guys just nuts?

The problem with aluminum is that it is weaker. Therefore even with low density, you need more of it to distribute a load. Compared to iron or steel, you need the aluminum to be about 4 times as thick. It is well established that when taking into consideration both density and material ...

Hello! It hurts me to see people die in car accidents. Sometimes there is a fire in an accident. And inside the car there are people. They can't open the door to get out. And unfortunately, they die inside the car. Because of this, I came up with such a rescue hatch. This rescue hatch does not deform in an accident. Because it is made from a steel material.You can always open it from the inside. And I hope that people can escape through this rescue hatch during a car fire! (I do not know English, unfortunately. I am writing with the help of Google ...

The proposed “Urban fly and ride taxi system” is composed by:

Flying modules, that are multicopters having propulsion pods, each with one or two (in tandem configuration) electric motors, each motor driving a single or multibladed rotor. They are equipped with battery and or fuel cell power packs, and a control unity being capable of flying in autonomous, programmable or fly by wire control modes.

Riding modules, that are multi wheeled ground vehicles with electric or hybrid propulsion, having central or inside wheels electric motors. They are equipped with battery and or a fuel cell power packs, and a control unity being capable of driving in road and cities, in autonomous, programmable, or in drive by wire control modes.

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THE PROBLEM:
Inefficient capture, storage, and use of a vehicle’s kinetic energy (KE).

Specific issues include:
A. CAPTURING & STORING A VEHICLE'S KINETIC ENERGY:
Vehicles that experience frequent stop-and-start conditions have massive kinetic energy losses.
B. BATTERY TECHNOLOGY:
Batteries can supply current (discharge) at a far higher rate than they can absorb current (recharge).
C. TRACTION MOTOR USED AS A DYNAMO:
When a vehicle stops, its traction motor cannot function as a dynamo.
D. VEHICLE WEIGHT:
For a given velocity, light vehicles have less kinetic energy than heavy vehicles.

THE SOLUTION:
A. CAPTURE and STORE a VEHICLE'S KE as ANGULAR KE and ANGULAR MOMENTUM:
1. Vehicle's KE is captured and stored in sandwiched pairs of counter-rotating flywheels ...

Background:
Passenger vehicles are the main energy consumer and major contributor of ever-increasing hazardous emissions. Transportation professionals have raised the idea of applying the green concept in various areas of transportation, including green highways, green vehicles and transit-oriented designs, to tackle the negative impact of road transportation.

This idea is in a new dimension called the green driver to remediate urgently the existing driving assessment models that have intensified emissions and energy consumption. In this regard, this study aimed to establish the green driver’s behaviors related to fuel saving and emission reduction.

Concept:
New Concept in Emission Reduction
Mapping the Skill of the Driver by VR technology on different region and Country
Mapping the Data to the connected vehicle.

Commuting in megacities is still an unsettled issue and while population increases so does the restrictions and disapproval. For example, in New York City, among other problems “traffic congestion is causing damage to economic health to the tune of $20 billion a year. That $20 billion figure comes from looking at four categories where businesses and residents are forced to spend or lose money – travel time, operating costs, excess fuel and lost revenue” according to a study conducted by HDR for the Partnership for New York City*.

By listening Gen Z talking about the future of urban mobility, all seemed to agree with “a gucci capsule that flies and behaves lit”, the Boomers somehow approved this recalling “The ...

TransNet 2.0- an integrated transportation system for the 21st century

Ground transportation in its different modes (road, rail, pipelines, utilities, etc) represent a growing requirement for a modern society. At the same time such infrastructures requires not only huge financial investment usually from state agencies but also large amount of areas that are taken away from city functions , agriculture and other utilizations in the territory, creating urban or territorial blight, pollution, noise and growing utilization of non renewable resources. Furthermore they requires for its users heavy power needs either electrical with power lines and other equipment or gas and oil consumption to power the vehicles for road systems. To face the challenges of the new century and solve ...

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