This causes the passengers to sway from side to side during turns, which makes for an uncomfortable ride. In some cases it may cause motion sickness.
But Homer may tire of jumping up and down. This invention uses inertial loads on the vehicle to compress the fluid-filled vessel.
We are all familiar with the effects of inertia. Inertia causes our bodies to continue moving forward in a vehicle during a sudden stop. This force is very strong, unavoidable, and inescapable.
Harnessing the Power of Wasted Inertia
Inertia causes the vehicle tires to slide slightly sideways, increasing friction, heat, and tire wear.
Look For The Power LLC
This invention converts some of this force to electrical power, while reducing passenger motion, friction and tire wear. It begins with a simple hydraulic generator, which combines two functions. It converts fluid flow to the rotation of a shaft, like a wind turbine. Then, that shaft powers a generator, converting the rotary motion to electricity. As long as fluid flows through it, it will produce usable electric current. Small micro units like this are widely available on the Internet for about $10 USD. Fluid in, fluid out, producing electrical power. The fluid may be either a gas or a liquid.
This also causes our bodies to lean from side to side when rounding curves in turns.