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Blogs & Bulletins
EVWorld Logo
“World Of Electric Vehicles”
inFOCUS article:
Ballard: Once and Future (Fuel Cell) King
EVWorld Picture
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2GreenEnergy
2GreenEnergy.com
Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities
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“Cleaner Greener Driving”
Green Car Reports
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Transport Evolved
Informational website from the UK
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Hybrid Cars
HybridCars
Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars
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Important Media
“You, your health, and the health of our world”
Important Media
EV Obsession
EVObsession
“… a future that’s combustion‑free.”
“Bridging the gap between gear heads and green heads.”
Gas2 Blog
Cleantech News
Cleantech News
Solar – Wind – EV
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“…a celebration of human endeavor…”
GizMag
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GreenLivingGuy
Green living expert, living green magazine, tips
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PartsGeek
Writings of Edson Farnell

Everything Drivers Need to Know About Hybrid Vehicles

Documents
Josh Levin’s Blogs on EV World: EVWorld Logo

MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

List of all Dr. Levin’s EVWorld blogs.

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Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid
Sample hexOgrid map of NJ
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Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf 10pp)
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors
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LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5
WEEC Logo
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EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.
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The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.
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Four Planets
“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev2000 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
Books:
Fight for Maglev (book)  
Fight for Maglev (2012)
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America (2013)
Silent Earth (book)  
Silent Earth (2016)
Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf 18pp)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
Logo of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev (4:24)
  Diagram from the Talk
Jesse Powell talks history of MagLev, 2016 March 16 (49:21)
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MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Newer, more Complete Video (7:51)

Older Video (1:54)
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Readiness Resource Group
Readiness Resource Group
Energy and Transport Solutions
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SUMMIT
Superconducting Maglev Multi Integrated Testing Facility
(proposed for construction in Nevada)
for building and testing MagLev systems for passenger and freight transportation, energy storage, and water transport.
Proposed Nevada Test Facility
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Maglev Strategies
Maglev Strategies
“…premium maglev consulting…”
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Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher

StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article
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THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE
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Magic Highway (partial)
Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)
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First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)
Porsche-P1

Associations
A More Complete List is available at

Associations   PROACCTIVE
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Plug In America
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
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Go Electric Drive
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
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Electric Auto Association
Electric Auto Association
“Promoting Electric Vehicles Since 1967”
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Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.”
Rocky Mountain Institute
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Center for Sustainable Energy
Center for Sustainable Energy
“Accelerting the Transition to a Sustainable World Powered by Clean Energy”
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International Energy Agency
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement
IEA:  Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement
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Electric Mobility Canada
Electric Mobility Canada
Accelerating Electric Transportation
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“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”
Blue-Green alliance
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Advance Transit Association
Advance Transit Association

“Leveraging advanced transit to improve mobility”
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PodCar.org

“New frontiers of mobility in the digital age.”
PodCar.org / Harris Blvd.
PodCarCity.org
“Innovative Mobility in the Era of Automation.”
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US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”
BiModal Glideway (detail)

“Academics”
List of Educational and Research Institutions is at

Educational & Research Institutions   PROACCTIVE

Competition & Critiques
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30
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ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”
ET3
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ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

PRT (Personal Rapid Transit)
aka ATN (Automatic Transportation Networks)
skyTran Cartoon (modified)
skyTran
High-Speed, Low-Cost, Green, Elevated, Personal Rapid Transit

News from Israel
News from Arabia
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Urban Maglev by General Atomics
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.
GA Urban MagLev
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Mass Tram illustration
MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”
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JPods
“Sustainable Infrastructure”
JPods
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LevPods
LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)
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Magnovate
…helping lead the next generation of changes in transportation.
Magnovate

Tracked Personal Vehicles
TEV project
TEV project logo
The transportation model for the 21st century
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BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.
BiModal Glideway (detail)

… other Long-Distance Systems
Mass Tram illustration
Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)
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Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…
Interstate Traveler

Government Projects
HSIPR Map
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program
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California High-Speed Rail Authority

Established Foreign Systems
Central Japan Railway Company
Bullet Trains and Magnetic Levitation
JR-Central Logo
The NorthEast Maglev (TNEM)
The NorthEast Maglev (TNEM)
Advocates for Japanese System in the North-East Corridor
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Transrapid
Fixed-Magnet Magnetic Levitation
Transrapid Logo

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all
Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE
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The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)
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Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation

Extras
Photo Montage of Some People who are Quoted
Motivational-Quotes Page

Today's Quote: “… Build up, build up a highway! / Clear the road! / Remove all obstacles / From the road of My people!”
    — Isaiah 57:14
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“Original” LeviCar Web Page
Old Car
Contact Us
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An opportunity to influence the course
of future government policy:
Beyond Traffic 2045
Uncle Sam wants Your Ideas for the Future of Transportation
Share Your Ideas – about the Draft document
(pdf 322pp)

Events & Expositions  (North America only)
A More Complete List is available at

PROACCTIVE   Upcoming Events
Click here for fuller descriptions in EV World
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Webinar:  Making Cities for and with People
SPEAKER: Jeff Risom
Cambridge, MA – September 9
Webinar:</b>  Making Cities for and with People<br/><i>SPEAKER:  Jeff Risom</i>
Mandatory Free Registration
Series information
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National Drive Electric Week
National Drive Electric Week
September 10‑18
Events page
Volunteer form
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5th International Conference on Connected Vehicles, and Expo
Seattle, WA – September 12‑16
5<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Connected Vehicles, and Expo
Registration
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Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with next event</i></font>
Electric Vehicle & Technology Expo
Colocated with next event
Novi, MI – September 13‑15
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The Battery Show - The Expo For Advanced Batteries<br/></b><font size=2><i>Colocated with previous event</i></font>
The Battery Show - The Expo For Advanced Batteries
Colocated with previous event
Novi, MI – September 13‑15
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11th Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo & Conference
Santa Monica, CA – September 16‑17
11<sup>th</sup> Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo & Conference
Expo
Ride and Drive
Registration
Webinar:</b>  <br/><i>SPEAKER:  Ben Hecht</i>
Webinar: 
SPEAKER: Ben Hecht
Cambridge, MA – September 23
Mandatory Free Registration
Series information
Webinar:</b>  Joint Panel on Urban Mobility with Robin Chase of Zipcar and Anthony Townsend of NYU, <i>plus</i> Mark K. Dowd as facilitator</i>
Webinar:  Joint Panel on Urban Mobility with Robin Chase of Zipcar and Anthony Townsend of NYU, plus Mark K. Dowd as facilitator
Cambridge, MA – September 29
Mandatory Free Registration
Series information
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SAE/JSAE 2016 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition
Charleston, SC – November 15‑17
Young Lady on Motorcycle
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SAE 2017 World Congress & Exhibition
SAE 2017 World Congress & Exhibition
Detroit, MI – April 4‑5
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Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
Long Beach, CA – May 1‑4
ITEC 2017 (International Transportation Electrification Conference)
Chicago, IL – June 26‑28
ITEC 2017  (International Transportation Electrification Conference)

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Movie
(Trailer; Vimeo 4:30)
(Crowdfunding Campaign)
Tesla’s Tower
Oatmeal Portrait of Tesla
The Man
The Motorcar
Oatmeal picture of Tesla Sedan
The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
Musk Cartoon
Wardenclyffe-Tower Logo
The Museum
(Newsletter)
(Photos and Videos)
plus Mark Twain
Twain at Tesla's Lab
Oatmeal Logo for Tesla Museum Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum, and for getting Elon Musk to donate One Million Dollars.  (You can give, too!)

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.
Atlas Shrugged

Fun Stuff
Alate MagLev Train
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation
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A ducted-fan airship with a guide rail.  Too slow, too cumbersome, and too wasteful of energy.
(Youtube video 1:57)
Strange Air Ferry
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Howdy Doody's Air-O-Doodle
Multi-Mode Vehicle from the ’50s
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Exploded view of ICE
Test drive of a petrol car
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LeviCar Song
(Lyrics only)  
A Whole New Ride
There’s a new kind of car,
Green and clean and efficient.
When’s the last time that you went
Door-to-door, so speedily?



LeviCar is … A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is … A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or over existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.


Text and links last updated:  2016 August 24
Code last updated:  2016 April 1

Partial Update History
2016/07/15 — Added Silent Earth
2016/06/10 — Added “Green Living Guy”
2015/11/24 — Added link to “Educational … Institutions”
2015/08/23 — Added Fragment Tags (#hashtag) & Mouseovers
2015/07/29 — Added labels for Newly added Events
2015/02/17 — Links to PROACCTIVE
2014/12/16 — Added TradeMark ()
2014/10/02 — New Wardenclyffe newsletter
2014/07/28 — Added Song
2014/05/26 — Added SAE
2014/05/26 — Added Illustration for hexOgrid
2014/05/20 — Link to Original Sci-Am article
2014/05/19 — Added D&P Paper, and section on Conferences
2014/05/18 — Added JPods, Tesla, & Atlas Shrugged
2014/05/16 — Added Links to Conferences
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 —
Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
© 2003-2016 Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.,
including LeviCar logos,
“Four Planets” logos, and diagrams,
but excluding other graphics and
pictures derived from other sources.
Disclaimers:              External Links are for information only,
and LeviCar is not responsible for these links or their content.
The original copyright owners retain all rights to their content.
Unless specifically noted, no advertising fees have been paid,
nor considerations made, other than mutual links.

Click here for disclaimer for Motivational Quotes.
Important links: (See Disclaimers to the left)
http://www.Hyperloop.com/
http://www.Maglev2000.com
http://Hyperloop.LeviCar.com/
http://www.hexOgrid.com/
Contact: Josh-Levin@LeviCar.com     Phone: 866-LeviCar (866-538-4227)
Feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions.