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Latest Invention: Shock Absorber that Powers a Car Using Pothole Power

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One of the latest invention in technology was recently revealed by a team of researchers led by Shakeel Avadhany at Boston's Levant Power Corporation. The mechanical engineers managed to develop a system called GenShock, which represents a shock absorber that has the ability to partially power a vehicle driving through pothole-plagued locations. The device can also smooth the ride.

The invention is installed on a car. When hitting a small pothole in the road, hydraulic fluid spurts into a turbine, which afterwards starts rotating as fluid runs through it. In such a way the turbine powers a small electric generator. Scientists believe that their latest invention could someday be useful for hybrid vehicles.

Electronics incorporated in the system make the ride of a car through bumps smoother. Simultaneously it can generate electricity which the vehicle can use.

The first to test the system will be the U.S. military. With improved fuel efficiency the military cars will consume less fuel when driving through war zones. Besides, with a smoother ride it would be easier to handle the vehicles, making it possible for the soldiers to drive them faster through the areas.

According to Avadhany, an undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, currently Levant Power Corporation is working on the development of a regenerative shock absorber, which will be used in the next-generation Humvee. If successful, the system will be incorporated in the heavy trucking and then be available for those who are into hybrid vehicles, informs National Geographic.

If the company's latest invention is installed on a military Humvee, the energy recuperated can be used to increase fuel efficiency by 3 to 10 percent, which corresponds to up to a 4 mile-per-gallon increase in fuel saving.

Karl Hedrick, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, who did not take part in the research, mentioned that the system works just like the regenerative braking technique, which is applied in some hybrid cars to generate power from energy discharged when a vehicle brakes.

"One could dump the extra energy in a battery instead of in the atmosphere. I don't know how significant this will be but it sounds good," he said.

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//57 Sep 09, 2014 11:02 PM | posted by: vikas
I think it will works......
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//56 Dec 28, 2013 01:22 PM | posted by: Bikash kumar Das
Its a brilliant idea.i hope it will success.
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//55 Jul 12, 2013 06:18 AM | posted by: Monu chopra
Its the realy good invention in the fileld of engg. ,and is banifical for every person becoz of increasing the average per ltr. Of fule !
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//54 Jun 07, 2013 04:01 PM | posted by: narein
good to hear and i stand by invention of new technologies and my response is when fluid in the sab moves out the time lapse may occur and thus it may lead to friction in it but it is not big problem at all and all the best...
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//53 Apr 11, 2013 04:12 PM | posted by: Sachin
Gd i am impress your search best luck...
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//52 Apr 06, 2013 06:37 PM | posted by: vatsal
This type of suspention is used in some sports ..in that the shock absorbing lubricant is used..bt the concept of producing electricity & comfort is be fr me.
1 votes

//51 Mar 14, 2013 07:05 AM | posted by: ajay johny
It's good how can we add that fluid.
6 votes

//50 Jan 31, 2013 10:36 AM | posted by: vemsanipraveen
it's super well.....good.......but continious flow rate of fluid is required in order to get ac of fixed frequency
7 votes

//49 Nov 30, 2012 02:15 AM | posted by: kumar
after seeing u project i am very exitied how cost it wii be do a project on it plzz tell me sir
6 votes

//48 Nov 24, 2012 03:43 PM | posted by: subrat,a b.tech student
I would like to convey thanks from all the mech. students for these kind of invetion to the welfare of the people
6 votes

//47 Sep 17, 2012 08:52 PM | posted by: PRAKASH PATEL
you people leading the world towards a great innovations and technology.
thank you to all the researchers for giving such a mind blowing ideas.

i have interest in this types of innovations.
5 votes

//46 Aug 28, 2012 07:53 AM | posted by: mandeep
excellent innovation...a bit more advancement is required...will be applied in future definately
8 votes

//45 Aug 08, 2012 11:27 AM | posted by: Abin Ceasar
If it works, it will be very useful . But for this apparatus we want to supply continueous & equal amount of fluid flow to the turbine to get ac of fixed frequency . Every electronic equipment requires a fixed frequency of ac supply to work properly .
6 votes

//44 Aug 08, 2012 11:25 AM | posted by: Abin Ceasar
If it works, it will be very useful . But for this apparatus we want to supply continueous & equal amount of fluid flow to the turbine to get ac of fixed frequency . Every electronic equipment requires a fixed frequency of ac supply to work properly .
6 votes

//43 Jul 28, 2012 04:34 PM | posted by: swapnil
it very useful .
6 votes

//42 Jul 28, 2012 04:34 PM | posted by: swapnil
it very useful .
5 votes

//41 Jun 21, 2012 06:33 PM | posted by: lalkrishnask
little concerned about the wear and tear of tyres.. y combine both regenerative braking system too?? friction from tyres?
6 votes

//40 May 25, 2012 09:16 PM | posted by: umair Ahmad
it gud but costly, .plz send me detail on umairkhan343@hotmail.com
6 votes

//39 Apr 10, 2012 01:47 PM | posted by: sudalaikkannu
excellent innovation
4 votes

//38 Feb 27, 2012 03:58 PM | posted by: ALEX IDAGU
GOOD WORK AND KUDOS TO U SIR. PLEASE, WE NEED MORE DETAILS OF THIS LAUDABLE INVENTION.
8 votes

//37 Feb 19, 2012 12:55 PM | posted by: Engr Awwal Hayatu Wakili
Well if successful, this invention well be most suitable for African Countries that lack good motor able roads.
10 votes

//36 Feb 08, 2012 09:57 AM | posted by: sharathkumar
soo good yaar....
7 votes

//35 Jan 11, 2012 08:48 PM | posted by: misal saxena
sir , innovation is very good but will u please elaborate about your invention .
7 votes

//34 Nov 21, 2011 03:32 PM | posted by: SUSHANTH
It is good
6 votes

//33 Oct 29, 2011 04:25 PM | posted by: vidyasagar
Hi.
The technology is superb and it could be power saving, inturn fuel saving leads to less pollution.
I have a question that we can incorporate this technology in the gas fueled cars or passenger driven cars where it drove over a smooth roads?
8 votes

//32 Sep 12, 2011 03:57 PM | posted by: hyask
sir, i like your invention but could you explain in detail
9 votes

//31 Aug 20, 2011 08:53 PM | posted by: GAurav Jasrotia
gud invention sir but cn u plz explain it in detail ? howz itz works and wht r the profit one cn hve ?
8 votes

//30 Aug 17, 2011 02:58 PM | posted by: pranay
sir i like ur innovation very much. but could u explained it in a detail, how the genshock will work.pl convey it as sson as possible
7 votes

//29 Jul 31, 2011 04:50 PM | posted by: nitish kumar
need some more effort and explanation.make less use of acessories
7 votes

//28 Jul 18, 2011 04:55 PM | posted by: Akhil
Cngratz...u dn a gd job...but i hav a dbt that can u mak a turbine in sid d tyre which mak d turbine rotate ..through it emf produced and it wil use for us....in any road we can mak d functn cntinwsly...how was d idea ....valathm nadakuo?
9 votes

//27 Apr 05, 2011 08:57 AM | posted by: amol
that's gud """"""""
9 votes

//26 Mar 18, 2011 06:45 AM | posted by: mallesh
yes cool invention sir.
8 votes

//25 Mar 07, 2011 12:22 PM | posted by: sagar
sir,i like u r invention
9 votes

//24 Mar 02, 2011 10:43 AM | posted by: Glenn
it's a very cool and useful invention for land transportation...
8 votes

//23 Feb 27, 2011 02:28 PM | posted by: harry
but how will it work on a smooth roads??
8 votes

//22 Feb 01, 2011 11:44 AM | posted by: Abdul ghaffar
one of the wonderful invention
7 votes

//21 Jan 25, 2011 07:54 PM | posted by: Abhishek
Ur wrk is gud. But will u elaborate for how long the hydraulic fluid keep the turbine rotating during discontinuity..? Won't the variation in shock absorber reaction, vary its efficiency..
8 votes

//20 Jan 21, 2011 04:23 PM | posted by: shubham
its gud bt not fisible,it seems soo and maintance will also bcm very high
8 votes

//19 Jan 14, 2011 10:07 AM | posted by: vinay
sir, u r seriously doing a good job.... but plz tell me in detail about this as i am doing research in this field and its about to over soon......
vinay
(persuing 3rd yr mechanical engineer)
(aggarwal.vinay99@gmail.com)
9 votes

//18 Dec 13, 2010 06:04 PM | posted by: jags
what is the efficiency of energy produced ,is it a hydraulic shock absorber........anyway good job
8 votes

//17 Dec 02, 2010 10:23 AM | posted by: Ankit
very good yaar...................
8 votes

//16 Nov 08, 2010 05:16 AM | posted by: Dul Dutta
awesome
6 votes

//15 Oct 21, 2010 10:03 AM | posted by: arindam
awesome.........itz an good intention...........................make it more................
9 votes

//14 Aug 22, 2010 11:10 AM | posted by: amole
banchod....
7 votes

//13 Aug 17, 2010 01:39 PM | posted by: barath
continue your work and guide the college students
6 votes

//12 Aug 11, 2010 06:37 PM | posted by: LALA
gOOD
6 votes

//11 Jul 15, 2010 06:52 AM | posted by: p.ramesh
the product is verygood and wonderful. You have to make the more inventions like these products and improve our technology. veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyygood.
6 votes

//10 Jul 14, 2010 07:38 AM | posted by: Kranthi
wahwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
7 votes

//9 Jul 09, 2010 12:10 PM | posted by: shubh
Nonsense
8 votes

//8 Jun 29, 2010 04:09 AM | posted by: rain
4 me your a gud engr.so kip up d gud work.
8 votes

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6 votes

//6 Mar 30, 2010 12:00 PM | posted by: baap
bakwas..!!!!............behenchod ne dimag khrab kar rhakha hai panchal ne
10 votes

//5 Mar 13, 2010 03:07 AM | posted by: venkateshwar rao
what is the working principle and correct amount of power consumed by it
8 votes

//4 Feb 27, 2010 12:53 PM | posted by: Unknown
sexy..............
9 votes

//3 Feb 25, 2010 03:06 PM | posted by: tamiz
it is very superb it is good to the socity
9 votes

//2 Feb 18, 2010 01:44 PM | posted by: ryan
true its good to the enveronment.
9 votes

//1 Feb 25, 2009 10:48 PM | posted by: nick g
you need something very exiting and cooooooool every one will love, i mean every one

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