Category Archives: History

Riding the Shanghai MAGLEV

MAGLEV´s are amazing! it will always remain a mystery to me why these systems are not yet widespread, considering their many advantages and overall futuristic essence. I was lucky to pay a visit to the Shanghai MAGLEV,  riding it several … Continue reading

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Visit to Shanghai´s spiral escalator

A lot has been written about the Shanghai spiral escalator, here are my 50 cents… As the first of its kind, this escalator arrangement is breath taking, it is a remarkable feature in the overall design of the mall.   … Continue reading

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Helixator prototype underway

Helixator’s CTO – Michel David, have presented the background study for the Helixator technology development at the design modelling symposium Berlin, where it was warmly accepted by attending academia engineers and architects. ” There is a general agreement that such technologies … Continue reading

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PROTOTYPING HELIXATOR – Engineering a myth

Lecture at the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin (DMSB) 2013, Universität der Künste (UDK) Berlin, Germany.  Monday, 30 September, 14:00 

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Helical Escalators and Moving Walkways

Read full paper as presented by Michel David at ELEVCON 2010, The conference of the International association of elevator engineers (IAEE), Lucerne, Switzerland. Download 3D PDF here (or click image)

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Riding Heathrow’s PRT

Personal Rapid Transit systems have been built around the world since the early 1960’s. In their essence they are designed to solve complex local transportation problems. Many PRT’s system designs exist, and differ in all major subsystems including car designs, rails structures … Continue reading

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“The Flying Car is near”

“The Idea of a Flying car is not new; ever since we have developed airplanes and cars, people tried to combine them into one coherent vehicle that will take us from place to place”. Watch the “Flying Car is near” presentation as presented by … Continue reading

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In the Google Self-driving Car

One of the most prominent technologies being developed at the moment for the Future of transportation is the Google self driving car. This special project fosters the development of Driverless car, where a robotic system using sets of spatial sensors and highly sophisticated computing … Continue reading

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Helixator goes to the Future

Helixator CTO , Michel David, wins prestigious scholarship to Singularity university from the Ramon foundation. The prize was won after a multistage competition that included presentations of Helixator, company and technology. It was handed to him by Mrs.Rona Ramon, founder of the Ramon foundation, in … Continue reading

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The Luna Helical escalator

In the early 1970’s, inventor Gilbert Luna researched and campaigned to promote his solution for helical escalators. The suggested machine had an helical path for the ascending passengers and a return path that crossed its cylindrical core. In his design … Continue reading

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