This project has primarily an educational and research dimension. The vehicle cannot be an alternative to gasoline, diesel or electricity driven cars, but compressed air could become a complementary way of transmission of torque onto wheels. This could lead to a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions.
In a race in Eger, Hungary, the Javelin pneumobile, driven by compressed air and developed by a team of students from Brno University of Technology, fought his way into the top ten in a competition of 38 university teams from six countries.
The Czech pneumatic vehicle reached the maximum speed of 42.4 km per hour and traveled the distance of 4 km using one air bottle (placed in the vehicle frame). More details in Czech. Specification for a pneumatic vehicle is available here.
30th May 2017