filed for 2 U.S. patents that serve as the genesis of a new era of land transportation and the basis for many patentable industrial
and consumer manufactured products. They address not only the high cost of gasoline but also provide for greatly reduced pollutants,
renewable energy resources and make possible entirely new vehicle and highway designs that will end traffic gridlock and make
point to point land travel for the commuter as well as the cross country driver safer and much faster. And, unlike mass transit
systems and present highway designs, the cost to construct are much less , require a fraction of right-of-way and are practically
maintenance free for decades.
TO PARA-PHRASE A FAMOUS MARK TWAIN QUOTATION:
" EVERONE GRUMBLES ABOUT
THE HIGHWAYS, BUT NOBODY DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT".
For over a hundred years highways have been built to accommodate
the Automobile, which made very good sense, since the automobile was nothing more than a motorized horse cart.
Technology is now available to revolutionize the entire highway
infrastructure with a few common sense changes in the vehicles that use them.
Most drivers, on trips over 400 miles, used to resort to air
travel, but now this entails a 2 hour before flight arrival, usually a 1-2 hour commute to the airport and, at destination,
time consuming travel arrangements to the real, final destination point.
POINT TO POINT LAND TRANSPOTATION
Billions of government dollars are spent, annually, on airplanes,
airports and mass transit rail systems, none of which address the needs of the undeniably overwhelming majority of the traveling
public, THE AUTOMOBILE DRIVER.
American drivers love the independence and comfort of their
cars and have demonstrated that they will not relinquish this luxury for mass transit systems. Frustrated with traffic tie-ups
caused by rush hour, construction (mostly repair work ), weather conditions and most disturbing, accidents that, even when
not fatal, are daily reminders of this sadly neglected flaw in our transportation system. even enduring gridlock traffic delays
caused by new construction, repairs, adverse weather and wrecks, all conditions that can be alleviated and eventually eliminated,
with basic changes represented in this proposal.
Technology is a wonderful thing. Advances in Medicine, Pharmaceuticals,
Engineering design capabilities, Biotechnology and of course, Computer Technology, which made it all possible. Unfortunately
land transportation has not been the focus or beneficiary of this enormous potential.
THE PROBLEM-------APATHY !
Our country, and the world
for that matter, is faced with an energy crisis and a flawed land transportation system that causes more deaths and disabling
injuries than wars, and we have accepted these conditions as normal. They are directly related and technology can resolve
both, with more efficient combustion technology, especially in the automobile, some basic changes in vehicle design and revolutionary
, yet practical, redesign of our highway system.
Rod Nelson, the owner of
Nelson Tywa Power Corp. Has filed for world wide patent protection for engine technology that dramatically improves engine
efficiency and makes vehicle design possible to change the entire road and highway infrastructure, making it safer, less destructive
to the environment, much cheaper to build initially and maintenance free for over 50 years. Safe high speeds in excess of
100 miles per hour now, and in the near future over 300 miles per hour, for through traffic and easy access for local traffic
makes point to point travel, which mass transit and air travel can not provide, appealing to the commuter as well as the cross
country driver. Many of these design improvements are also patentable and we are prepared to do this but many spin-offs of
related manufactured products offer many more opportunities for intellectual properties and business development.
The present highway system
has evolved, over a hundred years, to accommodate vehicles of all sizes and description. This requires right- of-way acquisition
and construction of a road bed. In rolling or mountainous terrain cut and fill balances the cost of earth moving, minimizing
the haul, which is very expensive, but in low lands and coastal areas, where there is no suitable fill, it is prohibitive,
limiting access and development to large areas.
And they are not safe. Cars and trucks traveling towards each other at upwards of 80 miles per hour are separated only by a thin strip
of paint. Any slight distraction of the driver does often result in collisions, rollovers. fatalities and disabling injuries
in astounding numbers.
IMMEDIATE AND LONG
TERM EFFECTS AND SAVINGS
Recent estimates for bypass
highway construction in North Carolina vary from 30 to 80 million dollars per mile and a 37 mile mass transit rail system
at nearly 800 million dollars.
The inventor has many years experience in all phases of highway construction, from route planning to actual construction
as a contractor. The simple improvements in vehicle design makes safe, high speed highways practical at a fraction of
present day figures and the most important fact is these designs are practically maintenance free for decades.