This paper aims to develop a new system that converts vehicle motion into electrical energy. It exploits aerodynamics and ground-wheel dynamics to generate power. When the vehicle moves, an aerodynamic phenomenon is created on surfaces and the suspensions vibrate. The main objective consists on the exploitation of these dynamics to produce power and charge the batteries. A vehicle equipped with anemometer and sensors is used in order to invent a new device.
First, we present a wind turbine design and use cases. Then, we develop a new system which can convert suspension movement into power. The whole system is called “DynaPower”.