Could This Wet Weather Invention Save Thousands Of Lives?
Boffins at Coventry University have developed a technology which fires a high-pressure jet of compressed air in front of tyres, literally blowing away the water on the surface of a wet road, and in the process dramatically reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Aquaplaning minulostí? Vědci chystají systém, který doslova odfoukne vodu před pneumatikou
Systém nese označení RDTS (Run Dry Traction System) a na svědomí ho mají vědci z výzkumného centra pro dopravu a města budoucnosti, spadajícího pod zmíněnou univerzitu. Řešení je v principu velmi jednoduché. Před pneumatikou je umístěna nádoba se stlačeným plynem, který v případě potřeby vodu z vozovky doslova odfoukne. Pneumatice tak výrazně usnadní práci, protože voda se k plášti vůbec nedostane, případně jí bude výrazně méně.
Coventry University researchers test new devices to improve tire traction
Researchers at Coventry University in the United Kingdom are testing a newly developed device that prevents vehicles from hydroplaning and losing traction control in rough road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) was built as part of a two-year project led by Professors Mike Blendell and Ravi Ranjan of the Future Transport and City Center at Coventry University.
Coventry University researchers test novel device to improve tire traction
Researchers at Coventry University in the UK are in the process of testing a newly developed device that prevents vehicles from aquaplaning and losing traction control in adverse road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) was built as part of a two-year project led by Professor Mike Blundell and Ravi Ranjan from Coventry University’s Centre for Future Transport and Cities.
New device will stop trucks from aquaplaning, scientists claim
Researchers say they have developed a device that prevents vehicles including HGVs from aquaplaning during adverse road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) prevents water and other contaminants from reaching a vehicle’s tyres by firing a jet of compressed gas close to the front of the wheel.
EXCLUSIVE: Car device blasts water off the road to reduce deadly aquaplaning
Automatic emergency braking, proximity alerts, adaptive cruise control – car safety has come a long way since the RAC suggested compulsory seatbelts were a “drastic measure.” But more than 1m people still die on the roads every year, in cars with and without modern safety features.
Active safety system to prevent aquaplaning
A team at Coventry University in the UK have developed a novel active safety concept that could offer a breakthrough in preventing road accidents and saving lives on wet roads. The device is primarily designed to prevent accidents caused by aquaplaning, but could also save lives by drastically reducing braking distances in the wet.
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