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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