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GenShock
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A shock absorber that harnesses energy from small bumps in the road

Detailed Description:
The shock absorber is generating electricity while it smoothes the ride more effectively than conventional shocks.

Known drawbacks of design:
None

Website:
http://www.levantpower.com/technology.html

Designed in:
2009

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
Energy, Mobility

Region of use:
North America

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The form is fitting the transportation industry!

Impact
An alternative energy source previously untapped by vehicles: the suspension system. The energy of a vehicle traversing varying roads and terrain is significant dissipated as heat through conventional shock absorbers. GenShock, recovers this energy for fuel economy gains, providing additional onboard electricity. GenShock improves ride quality via an adaptable, variable-damping suspension. GenShock is a turnkey replacement for standard shock absorbers and little to no maintenance.

Context
The design fits the context of the transportation industry.

Other relevant information
Was developed at MIT

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
Patent

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Not known

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Not known

Credits

Designed by:
Shakeel Avadhany

Title/Role:
President, CEO, and co-founder of Levant Power Corp.

Website:
http://www.levantpower.com/index.html

Professional status of designer:
Professional

Nationality:
United States of America

City/Country of residence:
USA

Name of company:
Levant Power Corp