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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 ...

This approach describes a technique to be able to transfer large amounts of electrical energy from a stable platform to a high velocity moving vehicle in a near vacuum environment with no physical contact. In some of the new Hyperloop type transport systems, large amounts of energy will need to be stored (batteries) or created (fuel based motors) to power the on-board functions required for the operation of the transport Hyperloop type vehicles. These ‘on-board’ functions include magnetic levitation, air compressors and pumping systems, lighting, heating and cooling of passenger volumes, control electronics, etc. The existing approaches (diesel engines, batteries, etc.) are a large factor in the ‘empty’ mass and volume of the vehicle, which means the amount of ...

Mobile vendors carry their goods by hire of three/four wheeler pedal or engine goods carriage, or by walking. Because they do not have a huge space at their home to garage the van/car. For this problem I have thought of an innovative stall with bicycle which will be used as a stall and when the vendor will go to their home they will be able to carry this stall by their bicycle and the stall will be used as shade for the cycle. Details of description are given with two ...

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. ...

The Romanian concept of active suspension with pneumatic actuators is in patent application OSIM-A/00368/28.05.2015 and was in PCT/EP2016/061515_23.05.2016 and is able to large static and dynamic car trim adjusting, assuring thus:
• ground clearance increasing on bad road to protect the passengers and the car;
• decreasing the ground clearance on speed road, to increase stability and cruise speed;
• increasing longitudinal and transverse stability by adherence increasing due to improved contact wheel ground
• increasing body stability and so the comfort but the same reducing turbulence round the car decreasing drag resistance and thus fuel consumption and pollution
• optimal positioning towards longitudinal and transverse axis, to reduce the turbulence round the car, especially under body, to decrease ...

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 ...

"One small step for Automotive, One giant leap for Aerospace."

Apollo 11, 747s, Concordes: 66 years after Kitty Hawk. 134 years after Daimler_Benz's unipiston tricycle we've added one pneumatic wheel, myriad microinnovations incrementally improving thermal efficiency (20%.)
Small steps indeed, considering another 80% waste: "25lb new tire, 20lb scrapped” – 358 billion pounds historically trashed, with 8mm tread exhausted – pencils used once, discarded unsharpened – rockets before SpaceX.

Electric Vehicles’ cleaner, greener planet-saving futures facilitation requires rethinking automotive technology, unconstrained – literally – “from the wheels up,” hence ReNEWheel’s variable wheel width, height, traction and renewable tread.
Our “mechanical pencil” approach’s extensible/renewable tread addresses EV/conventional_tire mismatch, minimizing rolling_resistance, (“virtual_slopes” perpetually climbed,) below 100kph dominating aerodynamic drag/drivetrain losses.

Honda’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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