Future Automotive Systems
The future of driving will create new technology and the start of this technology is here now!
Brake-by-Wire systems will be an essential part of this technology and are just now emerging from the drawing boards and the imaginations of the engineers building the next generation of cars and trucks.
Magne Generator LLC is well-positioned to become one of the innovative leaders in the field.
The following articles identify how people will interact with their vehicle in the near future.
Now let us talk about Magne Generator’s 'Frictionless' Regenerative Braking
What is Magne Generator’s 'Frictionless' Regenerative Brake System?
Let us start by a definition of a Brake: A brake is a device for applying a force against the friction of the road, slowing or stopping the motion of a vehicle.
Friction braking has changed little over the years since it was first used on animal drawn vehicles.
Simple explanation of conventional braking system: Pads are pressed against a rotating surface to slow or stop motion. This takes the kinetic energy of the vehicle in motion and converts it into heat.
Matthew de Paula of MSN Autos
Would you trust your car to steer itself clear of a collision or decide when to brake? The technology to do this is already available and in some cars. But will it lead to an automated driving experience? Quite possibly, yes.
While the technology is still in development the building blocks for an automated driving experience are here now, such as adaptive or smart cruise control that measures the distance between cars, like this one from Volvo.
In the not-so-distant future, your morning commute might be a very different experience. While you'll most likely still be lined up bumper-to-bumper on the highway, you won't be stuck in traffic per se, banging your head on your car's steering wheel because the motorist in front of you won't move. Instead, you will be doing something called "platooning," a high-tech, automated version of follow the leader.
When you enter the roadway, your car will fall in line behind a drone vehicle that is in constant communication with roadway infrastructure, collecting data on road conditions, traffic updates and more. That drone will act just like the front car of a commuter train in that it will communicate with and direct your car safely to its "exit" or "stop" without any input from you. With your car essentially on autopilot, you can, say, catch up on work, read the paper or watch the "Today Show," whatever you want, without any worry of colliding with another vehicle. Upon reaching your exit, your vehicle will detach from the pack and you will pilot it to your final destination.
Much of the technology needed to do this kind of automated driving is still in development. However, we are closer to an automated George Jetson-esque driving experience than you might think. Cars that brake and steer clear of accidents and pedestrians without any help from their drivers are here now.
Image shown is of a Disc brake assembly.
Cars That Drive Themselves
Andrew Price November 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm PST.
Wouldn't it be nice to get in your car and be able to read the news or take a nap without the constant stress of actually operating the vehicle?
Well, the driverless car, an idea that's been germinating since the 1980s, is getting a little closer to reality thanks to an E.U. project called SARTRE (the acronym stands for Safe Road Trains for the Environment—no apparent connection to existential philosophy, except that you'd have more time for it).
As envisioned, the SARTRE system would wirelessly link a line of six to eight cars behind a professionally-driven lead vehicle like, well, the cars of a train. On the road, an in-car navigation system would let you know what convoys were nearby and where they were going. You could elect to join one of these convoys and then hand over the controls so your car just follows the lead driver. When you need to leave the convoy, you just move into a different lane and start driving again.