The project mainly focuses on improving the safety and comfort of the rider. Safety is a follow-up of the structural rigidity of the chassis. To ensure the comfort of the driver during long drives, we analyze the sitting posture angles, steering elevation and angle, pedal placements, and safety gear positions and optimize them for a better ride. we’ve performed RULA and REBA for optimal positioning of the seat, pedal, steering, and other driver accessories using CATIA V5. A real case scenario was tested for the same.
Heat accumulation inside the closed chamber of CVT resulted in an inefficient transmission of power and caused beat slippage and wear. This reduced the efficiency of power transmission to the subsequent stages of the driveline. Cooling fins were incorporated for effective dissipation of heat generated due to the continuous dynamic contact between the rubber belt and the pulleys of the CVT. This increased the overall efficiency of the drivetrain.
Conventionally, every vehicle is designed to inherit any one of the steering geometries. The project introduces variable steering geometry with the provision of steering arm mounting points for both the Ackermann and Parallel steering geometries on the Knuckle. In this way, we can switch between different steering geometries suitable for various terrains and events.
The emissions in automobiles include volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, Sulphur dioxide, and greenhouse gases. Incomplete combustion of the fuels used produces particulate matter (soot etc), which are solid carbon particles and are hazardous to our environment. In order to reduce these emissions, catalytic converters ()are used. Catalytic converters change harmful substances in a car’s exhaust gasses into less harmful substances like carbon dioxide and water vapor by means of chemical reactions. It is usually filled with a honeycomb structure onto which a coating is applied that contains a catalyst - the substance that creates a reaction with the exhaust gasses, changing their chemical structure. We use catalytic converters made of Cu/ZnO/ AL2O3 .