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An Energy Harvesting E-SHOCK for Future Mobility
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 21, 2019 by SAE International in United States
Event: NuGen Summit
India has emerged as the world’s biggest market for Two-wheelers and Four-wheeler. Besides rising incomes and growing infrastructure in all areas, one big reason for the spurt in sales has been ease of zipping in and out of chaotic city traffic along with road irregularities and potholes. Furthermore, the efficiency increase in the Shock absorber within the vehicle have high demands to use of regenerative solutions, in which e-system can be employed as to recover part of the energy otherwise dissipated in form of heat. The Smart e-Shock can charge battery and illuminate accessories of vehicle. Also, the e-shock can provide the various damping characteristics by changing the Electric load on to it to make system as Semi-Active Suspension. This Smart e-Shock system is based on unique and patented concept of constraining the reciprocating motion of the shock absorber in to a single sense of rotation of e-system and the energy is recuperated and given to the battery from the e-system. This retrofittable design can provide better vehicle dynamics-with various driving modes (Comfort, Normal, Sport, Off-road, …) by changing damping characteristic at any time while driving the vehicle. The Various benefits to be delivered by Connected vehicles will be enhanced through connectivity between the vehicles and wider infrastructure such as vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-road infrastructure connectivity or even with government bodies. Such connected vehicle solution is expected to be the next frontier for the automotive revolution and the key to the evolution to next generation transportation. The connected vehicles will be able to optimize their speed and routing to optimize vehicle performance. The Vehicle connectivity networks will allow vehicles to communicate with traffic management systems in real time, sharing information such as live traffic conditions also with government bodies about the road irregularity, potholes and communicate other vehicle as well to deliver road condition for better drive feel. So Along with a above stated features, this innovative design comprises of device to collect data from the e-system. The acquired real time data can be deliver to ECU (ICE) or MCU (BEV) and the Live Road condition can be shared with other vehicle or with government bodies.