Beyond.ca

Registration is free! Car Forums - Member Rides Car Forums - Find other members Car Forums - Calendar Car Forums - Frequently Asked Questions Forum Rules and Regulations Car Forums - Search Logout
Beyond.ca - Car Forums : Powered by vBulletin version 2.3.9 Beyond.ca - Car Forums > Car Forums > Automotive News > Spherical wheels zero friction levitation (Goodyear)


Author
Thread
ZenOps
Neutral

Location: Calgary
What I drive:
Posts/Day: 0.07
Trader Rating: (0)
User Rating: 99%


Spherical wheels zero friction levitation (Goodyear) quote:



Requires no electrical energy expenditure to levitate, these are permanent neodymium/iron magnets attached to the inside of the car.

Zero friction, yes - zero friction losses.

Bundled with a 900 HP electric motor, could theoretically break the sound barrier fairly easily by my estimation.

__________________
A magnitude 8.5 earthquake would produce ~ 2 million destitute Californian refugees.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-05-2017 02:47 PM
ZenOps is online now Click Here to See the Profile for ZenOps Click here to Send ZenOps a Private Message Find more posts by ZenOps Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
 
carson blocks
First Gear

Location: Calgary
What I drive: '16 Longhorn / '04 Z06 / MT-01
Posts/Day: 0.13
Trader Rating: (2)
User Rating: 103%


quote:

There are still frictional losses. Traction = Friction. Magnets instead of wheel bearings doesn't mean zero losses. Also, I'm probably just dense this morning but I'm not seeing how power is transferred to those tires, and how control inputs are given.

__________________

Originally posted by heavyfuel
like fuck if I ever want a toy that has an engine. Bikes, sleds, quads, no fuckin way. I much prefer to get on a mountain bike and earn it like a man. Real toys don't have engines. "Motor" and "sport" should never be associated with each other if you ask me.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-05-2017 05:34 PM
carson blocks is offline Click Here to See the Profile for carson blocks Click here to Send carson blocks a Private Message Find more posts by carson blocks Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
AndyL
Second Gear

Location: calgary ab
What I drive: 4x4
Posts/Day: 0.49
Trader Rating: (9)
User Rating: 99%


quote:

Think of it as the fixed magnet stator on a electric motor - the ball has dozens of fixed magnets around its circumference - electro magnets mounted in fender - roughly same location - then you just alter magnetic fields to make motion / lift / etc happen.

someone did a really cool kinex build of one a few years back... was pretty awesome if you could keep accurate position of the ball.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-05-2017 06:37 PM
AndyL is online now Click Here to See the Profile for AndyL Click here to Send AndyL a Private Message Visit AndyL's homepage! Find more posts by AndyL Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
R154
First Gear

Location: C.Dot
What I drive:
Posts/Day: 0.26
Trader Rating: (0)
User Rating: 98%


quote:

Top left corner of the portion in the video with the Goodyear reply talking.

Just read it.... I think he made it??

__________________

Originally posted by ZenOps
I say we slow down the spinning of the earth so that there is 25 hours in the day.

Join me.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-05-2017 07:42 PM
R154 is offline Click Here to See the Profile for R154 Click here to Send R154 a Private Message Find more posts by R154 Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
HomespunLobster
Neutral

Location: Calgary AB
What I drive:
Posts/Day: 0.15
Trader Rating: (3)
User Rating: 99%


quote:

How do you switch from "vehicle not turning but moving sideways" to "vehicle turning like a normal car"?

You'd have to keep it as a from Calgary to Edmonton car

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-06-2017 01:30 AM
HomespunLobster is offline Click Here to See the Profile for HomespunLobster Click here to Send HomespunLobster a Private Message Find more posts by HomespunLobster Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
jacky4566
First Gear

Location: South of Calgary
What I drive: is broken
Posts/Day: 0.21
Trader Rating: (7)
User Rating: 95%


quote:

I would be more worried about suspension dampening. Every try driving a vehicle with busted shocks?

I suppose you could attempt it electronically but i have yet to see a working scenario.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-06-2017 01:59 AM
jacky4566 is offline Click Here to See the Profile for jacky4566 Click here to Send jacky4566 a Private Message Find more posts by jacky4566 Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
R154
First Gear

Location: C.Dot
What I drive:
Posts/Day: 0.26
Trader Rating: (0)
User Rating: 98%


quote:

They'd probably mount all the maglev systems to an independent subframe which would be dampened from the body conventionally or with solenoids/magnetic suspension.

By the time a vehicle like that is designed and built I'd have to imagine it would include a system which mapped the road and fed a processing system to preload or prepare the suspension in advance of road undulations. Maybe an avoidance system for critically large road deviations/potholes.

Itll be neat for sure.

__________________

Originally posted by ZenOps
I say we slow down the spinning of the earth so that there is 25 hours in the day.

Join me.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-06-2017 05:35 AM
R154 is offline Click Here to See the Profile for R154 Click here to Send R154 a Private Message Find more posts by R154 Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
revelations
Third Gear

Location: calgary
What I drive: 2g Eclipse / EP3
Posts/Day: 0.98
Trader Rating: (5)
User Rating: 98%


quote:

Great thinking - for a perfect climate. This probably wont work in any climate that packs wheel wells with snow and salt.

I can see some of the wet technology being passed down to present tires though.

__________________

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-06-2017 04:29 PM
revelations is offline Click Here to See the Profile for revelations Click here to Send revelations a Private Message Find more posts by revelations Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
R154
First Gear

Location: C.Dot
What I drive:
Posts/Day: 0.26
Trader Rating: (0)
User Rating: 98%


quote:

I can't see her w this could be executed with practicality in mind.

__________________

Originally posted by ZenOps
I say we slow down the spinning of the earth so that there is 25 hours in the day.

Join me.

Report this post | IP: Logged

Old Post 03-06-2017 11:18 PM
R154 is offline Click Here to See the Profile for R154 Click here to Send R154 a Private Message Find more posts by R154 Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
The time now is 05:55 PM (GMT) Post New Thread   
  Last Thread   Next Thread
Beyond.ca - Car Forums : Powered by vBulletin version 2.3.9 Beyond.ca - Car Forums > Car Forums > Automotive News > Spherical wheels zero friction levitation (Goodyear)



Show Printable Version | Email this Page | Subscribe to this Thread


Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is OFF
vB code is ON
Smilies are ON
[IMG] code is ON
 

Google
 
Web beyond.ca

Terms of Use - Contact Us - Advertising Info - Archives - Car Blog

Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.3.9
Copyright ©2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Bringing Car Enthusiasts together in discussion on our car forums

Page Statistics : Page generated in 0.08958507 seconds (76.68% PHP - 23.32% MySQL) with 35 queries.