Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Technology Offers

Liviu Giurca posted this:
CEO at Hibridesign

Dynamically charging Electrical Aircraft refers to power transfer between the charging infrastructure and the vehicle while the vehicle is moving. Plug-in systems have some inherent issues that hinder the wide adoption of electric aircraft EA. A major obstacle is the time needed to recharge the batteries. Typically, recharging lasts for several hours when using low voltage and amperage power outlets, which limits the usage of EA. Dynamic charging aims at alleviating some of these issues thus easing the path towards large-scale adoption of aerial electromobility. In principle, dynamic charging solution allows power to be continuously supplied to the vehicle from an external source, thus enabling a significant reduction of the on-board battery size and, at the same time, reducing virtually to zero the time the vehicle needs to stop for the recharging operations and the related range anxiety. The reduction in battery size allows a lighter vehicle to be realized in comparison to other EA. A reduction is therefore expected in terms of energy required for traction and related CO2 emissions. In addition, CO2 emissions related to the energy required for the production of the battery should also benefit from a reduction of the size of the on-board pack.
New Aerial Transport System – ATS  proposes implementing a new and innovative concept on dynamically charging electrical aircraft -EA aiming at reducing Greenhouse gases and other emissions affecting the society as a whole.

Universidad de Alicante posted this:

Researchers at the University of Alicante have devised a system to partially absorb the energy generated in a crash involving at least one motor vehicle traveling at a high or medium speed. It is a passive protection system for vehicles which absorbs the maximum amount of mechanical energy in a crash with minimal added weight and volume. Assumes additional protection that enhances the vehicle's passive safety, minimizing the consequences of a collision for the passengers. The system has an innovative design that allows placing it in different positions inside the vehicle or making structural parts and is manufactured with advanced materials. Innovative aspects The system is designed to provide protection that goes beyond the current regulations for passenger cars, as it is able to absorb a larger proportion of the mechanical energy generated in a collision. Also improve the passive safety of vehicles (vans, trucks) or special vehicles (ambulances, fire trucks, armored vehicles) in circulation. It also provides substantial improvements for heavy duty vehicles, contrary to what is happening now should be able to absorb themselves much of the energy produced in a collision with a vehicle lighter, thereby minimizing the potential damage that may occur in people who travel light vehicle. The system consists in several stages which act consecutively on impact, absorbing energy in a gradual and proportional to the energy generated in the collision, which is a lower acceleration on passengers, thereby reducing the potential injuries. Less weight, volume and system size compared to traditional structural systems, through the use of advanced materials: tensile filaments that act in case of collision, thermosets broken links which act by absorbing the impact energy generated in the fiber and combined with high strength composite metal / polymer composite micro / nanostructures