Home is where your car is. / ©2014 Eduardo Galvani
The conditions of human life tends to evolve with the scientific and technological advances. Through the recent upgrades, perceived especially in transportation and telecommunications industries, and the significant diplomatic advances that have contributed to minimize the negative effects of the existing cultural barriers between different nations, is notable that the opening of this century is determining the beginning of a new era of raise globalization and significant expansion of human mobility over the planet.
Troy™ is a concept vehicle idealized for amateur and professional expeditions, explorations and adventures. It was conceived as a convenient solution in transportation for researchers of many knowledge areas, as biologists, geologists, archeologists, and for adventurous, nature sportists, photographers, film-makers and everyone who needs a comfortable and practical space in anywhere.
Satellite view "Northern Africa to Norway" ©Anton Balazh
Troy™ is equipped with the basic features for comfortable long trips: kitchen with sink, refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dormitory for 4-5 persons, dinner table, work table and a toilet with shower. It also has a side tent, 2 water reserve gallons (plus 70 liters), a shovel, an axe, back and side external ambient lights and 6 fog lights.
The energy for it's electrical engine and all internal functions is provided by a combustion micro generator, ensuring a very low CO2 emission and a very optimized driving range. There is also an "eco-system" for the ecologic manage and discard of the waste from kitchen and toilet.
Troy™ @ green road
Troy™ has 10 well distributed internal lights with independent dimmer control for a nice ambience illumination in any situation and a better use of its energy. 16 air conditioned vents and 4 funnels for toilet and kitchen helps keep the air fresh and pure all the time.
Troy™ and the ocean view
Troy™ has a 180Kw (230hp) electrical engine lithium-ion battery powered which works paralell to a combustion micro generator for constant charging its batteries. The structure is built with very strong and light materials, as carbon-fiber, titanium and aluminium, which optimizes the passengers safety, thermo-acoustic comfort and the energy consumption (estimated around 1.50 L/100 km ).
Troy™ meets the desert
Part of its top careen is covered with sun cells, allowing Troy™ to auto generate some of its energy, and a regenerative brake mechanism makes Troy™ able to recovery and save kinetic energy. Theres also an external connector/adapter and conversor for external electric energy use.
Troy™ Integrated Operational System (TroyIOS™) is controlled by touch or voice commands (configurable) and is accessible by a 9 inch removable touchscreen located at its central panel. It allows fast and easy access to all the vehicle functions and controls, as Sounds Volume, Air Conditioning Mode/Intensity, Internal Lights dimmering (selectable by ambient), GPS trips/routes, Navigation Instruments (Compass, Altimeter, Inclinometer), Internet Services, Phone Calls, and more.
TroyIOS™ is also integrated with 4 configurable shortcut buttons for faster access to the most used functions, and 3 analog selectors for better gradual selection of sounds (music/phone) volume/balance/equalizer, lights dimmering and A/C vents intensity/temperature.
There's also a redundant portable touchscreen, for more comfort when controlling internal funcions of the vehicle by accessing TroyIOS™ via wifi or bluetooth.
Like the Nimbus™ concept e-Car, Troy™ has a Multi Function Convex Driver Dashboard, made with flexible screen, which allows a better view from the most important informations for the driver, as Velocimeter, Fuel/Batteries/Water/Waste/Oil/Fluids Level Indicators, GPS Data/Commands, Engine Temperature, Gereral Alerts and more. It also has Automatic Sound/Display Alerts for the driver, as vehicle informations and GPS Commands. Also, driver can easily change the functions on display anytime with a simple touch on the 4 configurable buttons located at the steering wheel, by tapping direct on its touchscreen or even by voice commands.
Troy™ interior view
TroyIOS™ also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 10 USB conectors for media browser and gadget recharger, 10 energy plugs and 1 conventional 12V power connector.
Troy™ interior top view
Safety and Capacity
Troy™ comfortably carries 7 passengers, protected with side protection bars and 8 airbags. Also, its layout is designed to create a Virtual Safe Position, such that driver and passengers seats are elevated.
Its Panoramic Windows provides maximum visibility of the outside world, increasing both comfort and safety while driving at night or under bad weather conditions.
Troy™ is also equipped with internal stair for access to the top, and optional curtains for toilet, office, kitchen, dinner table and dormitory windows.
Troy™ between trees in autumn
Troy™ has four selectable driving modes to improve the range and energy consumption, depending on the circumstances: Energy Saver, Standard Trip, Faster Cruise and 4WD.
The adjustable Hydraulic Steering Wheel, and adjustable seats, allows a very comfortable position while driving.
For a better parking experience, Troy™ is also equipped with sensors for Obstacle Detection (Distance Warnings) and a Rear Camera which works as a Digital Mirror on its panel's Central Display.
Troy™ meets icy mountains
Troy™ has a single touch power button to start and turn off the engine, Auto-Pilot technology for cruise control, and a Gearless Automatic Velocity System with Hill Descent Control and no delay in developing torque, allowing optimized energy use as well as extremely smooth acceleration and braking.
It has Self-Cleaning Surfaces, for less water use, and Anti-theft System, with Remote Power Blocker and Location Detection.
Troy™ retractile table system
A/C Cold/Hot Water Cold/Hot Water tank for 140 liters Electric doors, Windows and Mirrors Front/Back Screens Wiping/Defrost Tyre Pressures and Washer Fluids Level Sensors Fog Lights (6) Cup/Bottle-Holders (10) Security Lockers in all external acessories, water tank and gallons corks
Dimensions 2.70 x 3.78 x 5.54 m Weight 2.130 kg / 4700 lbs Layout Front engine Autonomy 740 to 800 km (460 to 500 mi) Max Speed 140 to 160 km/h (90 to 100 mph) - 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 17 seconds Baggage loading 1000 lt Tyres Cross Brakes ABS Suspensions Independent
©2014 Eduardo Galvani
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