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Old 11-15-2020, 02:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi guys, no the company is still running, belongs now to Trailer Dynamics/Krone Commercial Vehicles. located at the RWTH Aachen University campus.

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Old 11-15-2020, 03:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome to Ecomodder.

Time is either speeding up or stretching out —I don't remember the post at #10 at all.

I watched the video again and what stood out this time was the inflating mechanism standing proud of the sidewall. I proposed a design that has a rigid floor, but was to use a passive inflation system. Those scalloped openings are apparently overkill. More recently I considered retractable fiberglass rods.

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Third phase of development and homologation

Looks very good freebeard. We actually carried on with the work and are now in the third iteration phase.

Fortunately for us, we also prevailed with our patent and were granted the patent this summer.

Unfortunately I cannot send any pictures via ecomodder at the moment, but if you just google under "Alpha Team Aachen" you will be able to see a few pictures
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Do three more posts and the restriction is lifted.

My design has a rigid floor (diffuser roof) but I know that that wouldn't play nice with a loading dock.
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Robust and user-friendly

yes, probably true. anything that blocks the rear portal is always a problem for the operators.

It was suggested to us that the solution must be cost efficient, light and robust. In addition, the aerodynamic solution must comply with the approval rules.

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