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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Advanced Technology For Vehicle Transport?

Technology brings seemingly 'out-of-this-world' and ideas 'down to earth'

If you want to know about Advanced Vehicle Transport, imagine high-speed, horizontal conveyors for cars.

The similarity

Imagine being at an airport and having to walk to a terminal that is equivalent of three football fields in length, set end to end, just to catch a flight - with baggage in tug, no less. Now envisage covering that same distance without having to walk at all. This can be (and has all been) made achievable through a so-called "horizontal elevator" which is in incessant motion as on the order of a vertical elevator produced to provide the same function. But one in constant motion like the ordinary escalator. There would be air travelers with their luggage in this case, ease onto the automatic, lateral-moving people and luggage transfer device. The transporters carry such apparently effortlessly to that part of the airport that is 900 feet distant.

The vision

Now take this concept one step beyond and instead of a horizontal conveyor for people and luggage only, visualize a conveyor for the car that produces the same effect

The model

Randak has come up with a method that allows drivers to transport their motor vehicles (occupant(s) included) from one location to another via magnetically levitated train, and all done mechanically via computer controlled operation, no less.

Here is how it works.

The driver drags the vehicle into a waiting or staging area. Via a keypad, destination information is programmed in, after which the car is driven onto a type of transfer table that then gets activated, inching vehicle and occupant(s) onto a vehicle shuttle, the shuttle then whisking car and occupant(s) next to a moving train, the automobile shuttle then relaying its contents (car and company) to the train for further forwarding. Conversely at the destination, the moving train discharges the vehicle onto the moving shuttle, after that the shuttle transfers the automobile to the destination station staging area via transfer table, and off the car goes (under its own power).

The basic idea is that this could be accomplished at less cost than what would be the case to drive said vehicle the comparable distance over a highway – and it would be far sooner as well.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 12:24 AM permanent link  

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mercedes-Benz Will Be Shipping 100 B-Class Fuel-Cell Cars To U.S By 2010.

Many people think that the infrastructure for a hydrogen-powered car just isn't there, and they're typically right. There have been a few progresses in hydrogen production recently, but the supply system is the weak point. Honda hasn't let that dissuade to the production of a hydrogen fueled car, and neither is Mercedes-Benz, which plans to launch a production hydrogen fuel-cell car in the U.S. next year.

The luxury automaker will produce 200 zero-emission vehicles, each based on the current B-Class compact. Half of these have been earmarked for the U.S., with the majority being expected to end up in California where there are currently hydrogen filling stations.
The information comes from Daimler R&D chief Thomas Weber, who exposed that the cars will go to private customers. The cars will be released early next year, but terms have not been finalized, he explained.
Mercedes-Benz showcased the fuel-cell B-Class last week at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car, which you can read more on in our previous story, has better performance than a 2.0-liter gasoline car and is fully suited for everyday driving.
The vehicle's technological heart is a dense, high-performance fuel cell system, in which gaseous hydrogen reacts with atmospheric oxygen at 700 bar to produce a current to power an electric motor that then drives the front wheels. Weber said the driving range on a single tank of hydrogen is be supposed to be about 250 miles.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 12:00 AM permanent link  

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sharp drop In Auto Insurance quotes!!!

Auto insurance rate quotes have taken a sharp drop as Americans come to renew their policies.

In January of 2008 the average auto insurance premium was around $850 per year. The figures of January 2009 average shows only around $740.

The Government wants to urge Americans that it is 'wise and sharp” to consider continual renewal of their existing auto insurance - considers only reputable auto insurance providers.

Many of the major auto insurance providers are comprehensive to compare sites in order to woo new investors back to win back. Also the Americans who even forged their beloved cars in favor of less costly car transport.

Now it is time to consider reputable customer friendly sites like who offer a neat interface along with top auto insurance companies who have partnered with them.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 12:22 AM permanent link  

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