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Taking urban transport to the NXT level – a new concept from Scania | Scania Group
They had a the interesting idea of moving from a skateboard underbody chassis for an electric vehicle, to dual independent axle modules that resembles those hoverboard toys. Not clear if the modular body houses the main battery pack or not.
EU  europe  truck  bus  underbody  chassis  hoverboard  independent  axle  automotive  research  technology 
june 2019 by asteroza
Loft Orbital | Space Made Simple
The next step after rideshare is payloadshare for the newspace biz? Not quite space corral, but standardizing payload interfaces makes some things simple...
bus  chassis  sharing  newspace  startup  condosat  smallsat 
may 2019 by asteroza
Photon | Rocket Lab
Bring your payload, we'll do the rest? Oh, that's gonna hurt some newspace folks. Kinda like that freeflying ESPA ring tug...
kick  third  stage  bus  host  chassis  smallsat  satellite  space  newspace  freeflyer 
april 2019 by asteroza
Lockheed Martin's First Smart Satellites are Tiny with Big Missions - Mar 20, 2019
LM50 SmartSat is a new 6U cubesat based modular bus chassis for smallsats, with software defined features. Or a fancy way of saying the onboard computer is now powerful enough to do full SDR and run a hypervisor for VM's and containers, courtesy of SHREC.
Lockheed  6U  cubesat  bus  chassis  modular  satellite  space  hardware  electronics  devices 
march 2019 by asteroza
Aerobus International, Inc.
it's a bus/monorail that runs on wires for track
bus  wire  rail  monorail  vehicle  transportation 
september 2018 by asteroza
Launch-U | The Aerospace Corporation
New smallsat spec, similar to cubesat U standard, to ease satellite sizing/manufacturing for multiple launch providers
Launch-U  smallsat  standard  newspace  satellite  bus  size  specification 
august 2018 by asteroza
Altius Space Machines Selected for 2 NASA SBIR Phase 1 Awards – Parabolic Arc
MagTag could be the new lego for cubesats to heterogeneously recombine based on work objective.
MagTag  electropermanent  magnet  EPM  newspace  satellite  bus  modular  block  interface  space  research  technology 
june 2018 by asteroza
So rather than the flying multicopter podcars, flying podbuses?
flying  pod  car  podcar  buspod  podbus  bus  tiltrotor  quadplane  container  aviation  aerospace  research 
april 2018 by asteroza
Modern luxury overnight sleeper bus service, using double-decker buses with bunks on top and a lounge on the bottom
luxury  overnight  sleeper  bus  service  doubledecker  vehicle  transportation 
july 2017 by asteroza
SBドライブ株式会社 | 自動運転技術を使った次世代モビリティサービスで人々の生活に貢献する。- ソフトバンクグループ -
Trying to do autonomous ride hail public transit bus/vans for elderly/rural populations that aren't well served by classic bus routes or other public transit options.
japan  softbank  autonomous  ride  sharing  bus  self  driving  hailing  service  transit  research  technology  public  transportation  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Ride 2 Rebel | An immersive indoor spinning concept
Uh, so combining your commute with your gym time, by riding stationary cycles in a bus? Why don't we draw power off of the cycles to power the bus why don'tcha...
humor  commute  commuting  exercise  bus  stationary  bike  bicycle  gym  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Sleep Bus
Hrm, mobile capsule hotel in essence. I wonder if it packs enough battery power to run through the night without a generator running (line the roof with solar panels to charge during the day?). I think the idea has merit, but it could be so easily twisted, turning into a homeless exporter or the moving homes in Megacity-1 in Judge Dredd for the underclass...
mobile  homeless  shelter  sleeping  facility  bus  capsule  vehicle  transportation  social  services  Delicious 
march 2016 by asteroza
Autonomous minibus for transit applications, currently being tested in Holland.
holland  netherlands  france  WEpodsUGV  autonomous  driving  shuttle  bus  minibus  microbus  public  transit  vehicle  transportation  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
World premiere - TOSA2013 - Flash mobility. Clean city. Smart Bus
EV bus using bus stop flash chargers. Though for flash charging, the power infrastructure for the bus stop and bus are non-trivial for a 15 seconds transfer. You need a buffer system, probably supercaps or flywheels. Interface seems to be a press fit inverted V pantograph rising from the bus, interfacing with a parallel rail DC socket on the underside of the overhead mount, to allow some forward/backward slop in positioning and preventing a DC short by forcing the plug point to correct skew on insertion.
electric  EV  bus  flash  recharge  charge  recharger  charger  transportation  research  switzerland  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
TOSA buses power up for less
Interesting arm mechanism and bus stop overhead design for the flash charger system. Overhead fast recharge is somewhat attractive from an installation standpoint (no road ripping for a embedded inductive charger), but like any flash system, requires high power delivery equipment. Also, paired flywheels sound like a better mechanism for the bus energy storage, and perhaps the bus stop's buffer bank
switzerland  europe  bus  rapid  transit  research  economic  modeling  virtual  line  flash  fast  charge  stop  overhead  contact  station  recharge  EV  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Bus Traps » Twelve Mile Circle » maps, geography, travel
A bus trap, which is actually a car trap, designed for wide wheelbase vehicles to pass but causes cars and other narrow wheelbase vehicles to fall into a ditch, creating an exclusive gate/crossing for buses. Passive alternative to those bus lanes with the remote control motorized bollards to prevent cars from entering. There are always idiots who think they can make it, or people who simply didn't understand/know, who end up in the ditch and need to be pulled out (or in the case of the bollards, they get their car speared from underneath if they don't simply crash into the bollard that pops up out of nowhere).
humor  bus  trap  hole  ditch  car  traffic  management  control  road  design  Delicious 
november 2013 by asteroza
We put green on your green, so you can green while you green... Actually, while aesthetically pleasing, the added weight and increased air drag probably offset any reduction in AC use. Though a willow grass covered bus would have a serious dreadlock/rastafarian look to it.
roof  vegitation  cover  bus  green  external  garden  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza
ABB demonstrates technology to power flash charging electric bus in 15 seconds
Fast charge systems have been proposed in the past for pseudo-trolleybuses and trolleybuses with limited off-route capability via battery. With current PHEV and EV bus types, this might have legs, as it avoids trolleybus electric line infrastructure, and in many places, people expect enclosed bus stops so the charger infrastructure can be built into the stop more easily.. Though from an installation and operations standpoint, a wireless charge pad embedded in the road in front of stop seems potentially more usable. The real problem is the fast charge itself, as most batteries can't accept power that fast, so you are forced to move into supercapacitor type systems, or perhaps electric flywheels.
pad  flash  recharger  trolley  technology  bus  charger  station  electric  transportation  transit  contact  trolleybus  mass  automotive  ABB  recharge  charge  overhead  TOSA  fast  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
MSOpenTech/redis · GitHub
Interesting usage of a prototype windows build of Redis as a message bus backend to a load balanced SignalR implementation
Redis  bus  store  windows  pubsub  prototype  MQ  memory  database  message  software  realtime  value  messaging  key  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
This is pure genius. Mobile storefront means low costs in an otherwise capital intensive environment. Setting up near transit services means regular customers renting bikes, not just tourists.
bicycle  library  mobile  bike  rental  service  bus  double  decker  human  powered  transportation  green  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
Looks like the guys behind the 8 wheel Ellica EV, who are developing the tech under the SIM-Drive brand, are testing a 8 wheel in-wheel hub motor powered electric bus, using Toshiba SCiB batteries.
EV  electric  vehicle  bus  japan  SIM-Drive  Ellica  research  demo  prototype  demonstrator  green  transportation  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza
Welcome to Opbrid
Promoting fast recharging via large energy transfers with EV buses via an overhead pantograph on the bus and a fixed rail at the bus stop. Though that recent work with wireless induction chargers mounted in the roadbed at a bus stop seems less prone to problems.
fast  burst  charge  station  recharge  recharging  charging  bus  vehicle  green  transportation  EV  PHEV  pantograph  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
double decker dress shop
I could see a business concept like this, except you tweet the day's location and sell super exclusive stuff. It would drive all the fashion shoppers in Tokyo insane...
mobile  clothing  store  fashion  location  doubledecker  bus  business  concept  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
Taking the phrase "grabbing a bite to eat" to a different level...
WORLDFARE  bustaurant  mobile  restaurant  bus  LA  food  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza
Ricardo Kinergy delivers breakthrough technology for effective, ultra-efficient and low cost hybridisation - Ricardo
It's similar to stuff like Beacon Power UPS flywheels, but it extends the shaft outwards and does magnetic coupling to drive the flywheel. You take a hit in efficiency for a gain in no sliding seals to keep the vacuum. I suppose this is a valid alternative for mechanical energy storage and recovery, but I wonder how much slip there is in the magnetic coupling. For a flywheel UPS storage battery application, this is somewhat attractive as it keeps the hot motor/generator outside the vacuum chamber so it is easier to cool.
Ricardo  Kinergy  hybrid  KERS  kinetic  energy  recovery  storage  system  green  flywheel  magnetic  clutch  coupling  car  bus  truck  automotive  vehicle  transportation  technology  Delicious 
january 2010 by asteroza

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