7 Vehicle Inventions Designed To Transform and Adapt

7 Vehicle Inventions Designed To Transform and Adapt


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Number seven.
Owning a watercraft usually
means you’ll have those times
where you wish the vessel
had more capabilities.
But those moments are a thing
of the past when you have
this luxury craft moored at the dock.
On a basic level it’s a boat
with a hydraulic system that
can transform it from a
mono-hole to a catamaran to a
trimaran while also allowing
height adjustments as needed.
It measures just over 29 feet
in length with the width up
to 11 and a half feet
depending on the configuration.
Power comes from three
engines producing a total of
510 horsepower which can be
upgraded to produce a total
of 900 horsepower.
Each engine holds eight gallons
of fuel for a total range
of about 125 miles.
Taking off creates a water
jet up to three times as long
as the boat when using all three engines.
Employing the hydrofoil
system allows the boat to fly
above the water reducing
resistance and slamming due
to decoupling from the waves.
When the sun bathing platform
is opened along with extending
the running boards, it makes
for a multi-function platform
perfect for swimming, partying
or just relaxing while
enjoying dinner.
Pricing on this one will
range from about $1.4 to
$2.9 million dollars.
Number Six.
Although there’s another
flying car on this list I
included both because this
one is more of a helicopter
than a plane.
And when I was a kid watching
Air Wolf nothing was cooler
then that chopper.
This two seater measures just
over 13 feet long, six and
a half feet wide and five
and a half high in drive mode
which means you could theoretically
store it in a standard
home garage.
It’s powered by a 100 horse
power engine which produces
a maximum speed of 100 miles per hour.
It’s projected range is just
over 800 miles before the
26 gallon fuel tank needs a refill.
This means you’ll have no
worries if you have to drive
to a destination with better
weather to fly around.
Speaking of which, flight
mode adds seven feet to the
length and five feet to the
height with a rotor diameter
of just over 35 feet.
It has a maximum take off
weight of around 2,000 pounds
which requires a take off
distance of 1100 hundred feet.
The 200 hundred horse power
engine produces a maximum
speed of 112 miles per hour
with a range of 248 miles.
You can have one delivered
and ready for both flying
and driving at a starting
price of $400,000 dollars.
Number five.
If you’ve ever been stuck in
traffic, it’s almost certain
you could say a few choice
words to relate your
feelings towards the situation.
As much as we’d love to see
this idea become a reality
it was just a one off
marketing stunt to promote
Hum, a driver assistance
service by Verizon.
The vehicle was created to
be a literal representation
of the upgrade a driver would
get by using the Hum service.
A Jeep Grand Cherokee was
modified with hydraulic lifts that
widen to about eight feet
and raise the vehicle high
enough to straddle small cars.
A switch on the dashboard
controls a gasoline powered
generator that powers the
hydraulic system and the
in-wheel motors while four
underbody cameras allow the
driver to see what the
vehicle is driving over.
The vehicle had to be
reinforced to handle the extra
weight from these modifications
which brought the total
weight to about 8500 hundred pounds.
It was built for the commercial
over the course of about
eight weeks.
That seems like a project
worth tackling considering I
probably spend more
time than that per year
stuck in traffic.
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Number four.
If science fiction movies are
any indication of how crowded
urban areas are going
to become, then it seems
fitting that cars such as
this will become commonplace.
This update to the original
EO Smart Connecting car
measures almost 9 feet long
with a height and width of just
over five feet each.
The pod like design seems
standard for a smart car but this
one is nothing close to stereotypical.
When faced with a lack of
space the driver could shrink
the car by raising the body
back into itself and upward.
This lessens the length about
three feet while increasing
the height about two and a
half feet without compromising
the size or comfort of the seating area.
The interior offers
seating for two passengers
with large windows all around
as well as on top to create
an almost uninterrupted field of view.
An intuitive auto-navigation
system, six time of flight
cameras at the front and
rear and a 32 line light aid
our driver assistance functions
such as autonomous parking.
It’s still drivable in the
shrunken shape albeit at a
reduced speed.
Each of the wheels can rotate
90 degrees giving the car
the ability to drive sideways
as well as turn in place
making the aforementioned
lack of space a non-issue.
Power comes from a 54 volt
battery pack which provides
power to each of the four
wheel mounted motors.
It can reach a top speed of
40 miles per hour with a range
of 44 miles on single charge.
This model currently isn’t
set for production instead
paving the way to the
possibilities car makers could
employ to make cars easier to
use in cities of the future.
Number three.
Love might be a strong word
but still who doesn’t love
riding ATV’s?
And who doesn’t love riding a jet ski?
Really though, if you raised
your hand when I asked either
of those questions you’re
at the wrong party.
This ATV Jet Ski is called
aptly enough, the Quad Ski.
Sometimes the simplest
of names is all you need.
It measures just under 13
feet in length and just over
five feet in width with a
curve weight of over 13 hundred
pounds.
It gets its power from a four
cylinder 13 hundred cc engine
producing 140 horse power for
a maximum speed of 45 miles
per hour on land and water.
It’s made for a single person
but it has a bigger brother
called the Quad Ski XL which
can handle two passengers.
Converting from the quad part
to the ski part can be done
at the push of a button
in under five seconds.
But don’t get any ideas about
escaping the cops by hitting
the water as the company sells
a version for law enforcement
as well.
Pricing on this one starts at
around $40,000 dollars for the
standard model and $48,000
dollars for the XL.
Number two.
Flying cars, planes that drive.
It all seems kind of
gimmicky at first glance.
But then again if you go
back as little as 25 years
you’ll find many features
that are commonplace among
today’s vehicles.
Whatever the case may be,
having the option of being
in the air or earthbound offers
a level of flexibility I’m
sure not too many people would turn down.
The tier drop shaped exterior
of this one is made from
a carbon composite construction.
Retractable wings attach
to the body directly behind
the cockpit with the structural
design that has the rear
wheels encased in a highly
aerodynamic housing that jets
out from the main body.
A glass cockpit encloses
the interior of the vehicle
which is set up using digital
displays that integrate
seamlessly from automotive
operation to flight mode
upon takeoff.
The configuration allows for
easily recognizable controls
whether the vehicle is driving or flying.
Fixed seating ensures a
proper weight distribution
with adjustable pedals and controls
helping to maintain comfort.
The whole thing measures
just over 19 feet in length
with a wing span of almost 29 feet.
Transformation from drive
to flight mode can be done
in as little as three minutes.
It’s powered by a two liter
four cylinder internal
combustion engine while flying
producing 300 horse power
for a top speed of 224 miles
per hour with a cruising range
of about 750 miles.
When driving, power comes
from a hybrid electric system
offering 110 horse power for a top speed
of 100 miles per hour.
Deliveries are expected to
start in 2020 with prices
ranging from $1.2 to $1.6 million dollars.
Before we reveal our number
one pick be sure and let
us know in the comments what
you thought of our choices
and which one you’d like
to see in your garage.
Number one.
Kawasaki’s take on a three
wheeled motorcycle is leaps
and bounds ahead of its
competitors on paper.
Since it’s still a concept
anything can be added
as a working feature.
I don’t have too many
specifics on this bike who’s
prototype model looks nothing
short of amazing in person
and in the latest promotional videos.
It’ll have a fully electric
power train with the single
rear wheel providing the drive.
Each of the two front
wheels has a handle attached
allowing for more intuitive
steering and control.
The suspension changes
the front wheel track from
very narrow to wide
depending on the riding mode.
The bike has an AI system
which communicates with
the rider via a heads
up display on the inside
of the helmet visor
which provides diagnostic
information such as speed, road
conditions and riding mode.
The bike offers a choice of
riding positions which can
be changed while on the move.
Sport mode changes the
ergonomics for sports riding.
Upright mode allows for a
more relaxed posture almost
like riding a regular ATV.
Attack mode provides a more
aggressive stance while
bringing in the bike lower to the ground.
While some manufacturers
can only conceive of designs
such as this one, others
are building and selling the
machines of tomorrow.
Where this one will end up
falling is anyone’s guess.
In the meantime we can still dream.
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