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Although I currently do not own an SUV, I continue to see people opening their lift-gates and having to move back so that it does not hit them in the chin when it opens or on the head when it closes. The way typical lift-gates open and close also makes it difficult to operate when a vehicle is parked close behind. My idea is to make a dual-hinged lift-gate whereby the bottom half of the lift-gate remains vertical while the upper half opens normally (see attached example). When someone opens the lift-gate it will essentially move straight up and not out. The mechanism might be a little bit complicated, but not ...

According to AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, poorly secured loads are responsible for more than 25,000 crashes and approximately 90 fatalities in developed countries each year. And on top of that, there are all those nonfatal injuries to drivers behind you and damage to their vehicles. There are many ways to secure loads on pickup but none of them guarantee the safety and this project will guarantee the safety we need while driving loaded pickups.

This invention is a mechanism for pickup trucks to extend their trunk when carrying a long material or material which take higher surface area and carry more load without having the risk of instability in the vehicle under the capacity of the vehicle. This ...

Electric cars are limited as to the distance that they can be driven before complete battery failure; the average range is only about 100 miles. When the battery runs out of power the car is forced to stop and it is very hard to connect to a power supply for charging if the driver is in a remote area. This project is about building a mechanism that can charge an out of power battery electric vehicle while it is moving. This can be done when the electric vehicles run out of battery, the driver calls to the nearest electric car battery supply shops and another car will come to the location of the electric car. The car can be ...

Autonomous vehicles require multiple optical sensors, such as cameras or LIDAR, in the car’s body on all sides. Today, such sensors are mostly used for parking assistance.

In automated driving, the accurate function of these sensors is required to ensure safe driving. Contaminants such as dirt, dust, organic material and different phases of water (ice, rain, snow, etc.) on the surface of the sensor yield blurry and inaccurate images, thus leading to erratic system performance.

This project is about building a cover mechanism for camera of a car that does not require cleaning and protect the lens of the camera from giving blur vision due to particles like dust, rain, snow and so on. This can be done using ...

Perpetual Motion Automotive Motor ( A "zero emission vehicle" )
https://www.designdeskinc.com/perpetual-motion-automotive-motor.html

In the years and decades to come oil will become exceedingly expensive as the oil was not grown for industrial use but rather harvested from earth's deposits. The following design system is a "draft accelerator" perpetual motion "Active" electric power plant using two types of pressure to then "continually" produce electricity for an electric automobile. The system uses hydraulic fluid ( silicone oil ) and pneumatic ( "air" ) pressure to motivate the power plant. It is important to understand the system does not burn the oil. The system replaces the air pressure automatically.The design cycles hydraulic pressure to produce electricity. It does not burn the oil. ...

Urban Transportation is a very important matter in highly dense cities. Density creates challenges for urban transportation because of crowding and the expense of providing infrastructure in built-up areas. This is because most peoples who need transportation are the one who works on a regular basis. Now a day’s modern cities use different means of transportation and the highest tech ones use online ordering for transportation. But this has lots of problems and it does not entirely solve the urban transportation problem. This project solves the entire urban transportation problem in cities.

This project is about solving the transportation problem in cities by interconnecting everyone's calendar and schedule with transportation providers. Many studies have shown that modern peoples way ...

Using big data, people will get optimized transportation to work and back home (rush hours) by public and shared transportation means. Every day, each individual will be picked up from home at a predetermined time and brought back by the end of the day. Every car driver will share his car taking with him people requiring the same route. All transportation to work and back home will be free of charge. Car drivers will not necessarily drive their car every day. People will only have to input changes to their daily routine. Updates regarding next morning means of transportation will be received in the ...

Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail provides a virtually frictionless way to transport people and goods at high speeds of 300 mph (480 km/h) or more. MagLev trains can be fast, but they are still trains – they must stop and start often, and stations might be far from passengers’ homes or businesses. As such, MagLev trains offer little advantage over conventional steel-wheels-on-steel-rails systems.

Let us separate “railroad” from “train” and have individual vehicles that use computer-automated technology to go non-stop from the starting to the destination depots. The fees charged to each such vehicle depend mainly on the weight of the vehicle and the distance traveled, so there is a MagLev “Turnpike”. To do this, you need to be able to ...

Please find hereby a system of quick changing superstructures on the vehicle chassis of any manufacturer. Your vehicle can change its application in about 3-4 minutes. For example, a dump truck turns into a tank truck for liquids, or a concrete mixer turns into a platform for transporting containers. There may be more than 30 types of superstructures for different purposes. The entire hydraulic system is built into a special frame that is mounted on top of the vehicle chassis (frame). Any superstructure is fixed to the vehicle by means of reliable locks, which will not allow to unhook during the movement and operation. This project has a wide area of application. For example, the farms where it is ...

Overcome consumer reluctance to the adoption of self-driving car technology by anthropomorphizing a separate AI-controlled self-driving vehicle which controls the navigation and operation of a connected passenger compartment. Within certain safety parameters, the human occupants would have a residual mechanism for overriding the AI as to the speed and direction of travel.

Instead of putting consumers in the counter-intuitive position of being in the "driver's seat" of a car without the need to maintain situational awareness and control over the vehicle, we use the culturally familiar concept of the "smartest horse in the barn" to create a physical separation between the consumer/travelers and the computer-controlled vehicle that is undertaking the journey, all the while providing reassuring backup control mechanisms--that ...

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