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The battery is a crucial element of our daily lives. As devices become more mobile and interconnected, demands for higher battery capacity, longer duration, and better safety grow much faster than the commercial offer introduced to the market today. Additionally, the regular Lithium-ion batteries in the market use a Direct Current (DC) system and therefore electricity needs to be converted from Alternating Current (AC), which is directly from the power grid to DC in order to be stored in the form of batteries, resulting in power losses. It is for this reason that we have developed a solution to this problem - a battery that integrates a new type of electrode, the Biode, to enable an AC system for ...

The TEC HVAC is a modification to the automotive transportation’s heating and cooling climate control system. The system shall be designed to integrate into a vehicle’s existing climate control system but shall incorporate stored thermal energy to cool and heat the vehicle’s cabin compartment; solar energy to power (or augment the existing power demand of) the climate control system; and a mobile application to remotely control various functions and operation of the existing climate control system. The objective of the TEC HVAC is to introduce a ‘Smart Auto’ Climate Control System to the automotive transportation industry – that is economically and environmentally compatible.

How does the TEC HVAC work: Thermal Energy is generated through the manipulation of thermoelectric energy ...

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 ...

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 ...

PROBLEM/MOTIVE: In Cycling, the Cyclist faces two obstacles:
-there is dead-center at top of pedal-stroke, where Cyclist must apply huge force resulting in negligible torque and
-there is not even slight helping overlapping of pedaling power-periods (when Cyclist produces work), resulting that each single leg has to be so strong to move the bicycle alone.

SOLUTION/PROPOSAL:
In this Mechanism the two crank-arms are non-rigidly connected together via variable-transmission-ratio gears, with predefined variable phase-difference, in order to impressively resolve both problems.

Installing it on Bicycle, minimum phase-difference is decreased to much less than 180-degrees of classic Bicycle, resulting in avoiding dead-points of pedal-stroke, while -and this is the most important- LARGE OVERLAPPING of actually power-periods is achieved.

Thanks ...

Have you ever found yourself driving behind a semi-trailer truck? If you’re on a single-lane highway or road, it can be a nightmare. Even though the truck is driving relatively slowly, you cannot overtake it due to its size, and because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck. However, Samsung has developed a solution that may make this problem a thing of the past. https://news.samsung.com/global/the-safety-truck-could-revolutionize-road-safety The Safety Truck consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior monitors located on the back of the truck. The monitors give drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead, ...

The problem statement chosen was to build a model that makes sure that the rules for the speed limit are followed in every road segment and thus reducing the possibility of accidents and ensures safer automobile systems.

Main motive for designing this model is to avoid accidents and alert the drivers about speed limit for safe travelling in every road segment. Most drivers are tempted to exceed the speed limit at one time or another. Speed has been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries, influencing both the risk of a road crash as well as the severity of the injuries that result from crashes. Controlling vehicle speed can prevent crashes happening and can reduce the ...

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 ...

The two-stroke internal combustion engine was never developed properly. It is known to be a more efficient type of engine, with reduced pumping losses, compared to the four-stroke engine - diesel two-stroke engines used in ships are the most efficient design of internal combustion engine. Two-stroke engines have the potential to create less pollution due to having lower operating temperatures within the combustion chamber, whereby running cooler where less of the pollutant NOX is produced, which is the most harmful of pollutants and one of the most difficult to eradicate. Further, two-stroke engines have additional advantages of being smaller lighter and more basic in design thereby saving on production time and costs, requiring less materials to produce them, packaging, ...

There is a lot of need for green clean and cheap fuels in the world. The main source of energy for 150 years has been fossil fuels. However, the world is running out of this source rapidly and there are detrimental effects of its use e.g. pollution and economic impact.

Hydrogen fuel cell cars are one of the newest developments in progress today Hydrogen is a renewable source without hazardous by-products. More importantly, hydrogen is a source regenerating fuel; it can be produced from water, intermediately stored, and finally used in either internal combustion engines or fuel cells to turn back to water. It is believed that if hydrogen solar cars are successfully developed and deployed; it will represent ...

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