LONGITUDINALLY DISPLACEABLE CAR BODY FOR MOTOR VEHICLES RUDOLF DIESELLONGITUDINALLY DISPLACEABLE CAR BODY FOR MOTOR ... - Google Patents
I get an idea for an invention, I describe it and draw it then some one else "reminds" me of the original inventor. Then reading the documentation from the original inventor gives me a dejavue. Because I love exploring thoughts like that I'm also more alert to them.
The reason I know it works like this is because very often I have no real knowledge of the topic. I have tried to draw this idea from mr Diesel lots of times. It makes me giggle his patent drawing is even worse as my failed attempts. This is probably one of those rare engineering ideas that is better explained as drawn.
Imagine a car frame that can move a bit forwards and backwards on a rail relative to the wheels. When the breaks are applied and a spring is compressed horizontally by the longitudinal force the frame is suffering from breaking. When accelerating from standstill the spring is used to "launch" the frame forwards. A very primitive kind of regenerative breaking but it can be very efficient.
In my version the front wheels set the spring and the rear wheels release it. Distance from wheel to wheel can vary say 50 cm. By putting the rails and spring under a slight arc the vehicle will have more grip on the road either breaking or accelerating.
Diesel's idea is more focused on creating a spring like acceleration effect. Very hip stuff. Like the classic version of abs. ghehehe