Why VQ?

A completely new commercial lightweight amphibious all-terrain vehicle designed to match modern requirements in mobility and off-road performance. Most of classic concepts of amphibious ATV were reviewed and our product utilizes many opportunities of modern technologies, already available in automotive and aerospace industries but never seen before in ATVs.

Electric transmission eliminates most of unreliable parts of XX century designs: gears, chains, gearboxes and clutch as well as reducing power losses and overall weight. With a purpose-built on-board computer and power controller the efficiency of transmission is close to the maximum on any terrain. Individual and precise torque control for every motor considering terrain condition and grip considerably raises performance and stability of the vehicle whilst saving energy and protecting itself from damage, which is all essential for any modern electric transport. Even the internal combustion engine is no longer dominating the design. Being coupled with an alternator it is playing role of a standalone power supply module which could be replaced by a fuel cell or other type of energy storage in the future without redesign of the drivetrain and transmission.

A new approach for a multi-track drivetrain, resembling four giant low-pressure wheels implemented as track modules combines the advantages of both wheel and tracks. A wide boat-like main body with low centre of gravity and completely solid below waterline gives the Vanquisher a huge advantages on water and in wetlands. Two full-size stretchers or four passengers not including the driver is a best in class value for a rescue vehicle, which could be easily transported in a trailer by a street car due to its small size and weight.

Control System

   System structure

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  Our unique system is world’s first integrated solution for the power management and control of hybrid-electric utility or automated guided vehicle, capable to work outdoors. It’s our side product developed as a part of our amphibious rescue transporter known as The Vanquisher, we are manufacturing. It is made for extreme conditions onboard of all-terrain vehicle in a wide range of temperatures and high humidity.

  System consists of three highly integrated units: computer, controller and remote control unit. It works with up to 4 electric motors, controls up to 4 CVTs, generator and ultra-capacitor as an energy buffer plus supports all typical 12V onboard peripherals and driver’s workplace.

   Computer Unit structure

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   Controller Unit

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Controller Unit supports two independent 7kW BLDC brushless motors, measuring their temperature and rpms. For each motor an individual CVT could be provided and a step motor control lines are reserved in the unit to manipulate transmission. Under the hermetic cover there is a set of relays and fuses for various onboard 12V loads, like lights, winches, pumps horn and many others. All of the loads could be switched on and off by software. Another unique feature of the controller is hybrid power plant control circuitry: throttle servo motor, starter and all sensors could be connected to the controller directly. It is very compact for such a vast number of features and everything including cable entries is made as of IP67 requirements.

   Controller Unit structure

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   Possible applications

   There could be many applications of our system, as it is a first integral solution for a hybrid electric outdoors utility vehicle available on the market. It can be used as a core of small robotized agricultural vehicles or bulk material automated transport systems. Minor unmanned transporters, for example, can be an optimal solution for a medium range distances where both conveyor and lorry relay are not economically reasonable. Hybrid electric drivetrain can help saving fuel in communal utility machines, such as street cleaners, snow removal equipment, forestry and lawn management vehicles and many others…

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Specifications

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Contacts

Advanced System Design GmbH

Nymphenburger str. 86, 80636 München

Germany

Call us: +49 89 380 370 29

Email: VQ@a-sys-d.com

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