WIT Press


Intermodal Transport System And Energy Storage System For Global Warming Prevention

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040541

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,185 kb

Author(s)

K. Kawaguchi, E. Suzuki, H. Kondo, H. Matsumura & T. Ichino

Abstract

The amount of CO2 exhaust from automobiles is still increasing in the world. Therefore, a drastic innovation of traffic policy and technology is needed. We have designed and manufactured a new-concept flywheel battery system with sliding bearings, using tribology and traction control technologies, for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The results of vehicle running tests show more than 80% energy efficiency of the whole flywheel battery system including the auxiliary units. We are studying an innovative HEV intermodal transport system using this flywheel. One main feature of this transport system is the movable cyberexpressway using jumbo trains. The effect of jumbo trains that substantially cut

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