Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Outside the bag the box came in.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


           

Side Tilting Car Parking

Lean over to the side and your car rolls into the parking space
 
(0)
  [vote for,
against]

I saw the "Unstoppable ATV" on u2b [link] and it got me thinking of an easy way to park: If there was a way to bring up the center of gravity (e.g. by pumping water) when parking, and then to "roll" the car sideways it would be a fast way to get into parking with no extra wheels or moving parts.

You'de need the door located in a new place, and you can't leave loose stuff around in the car, because it will fall to the side. But it will look cool and get attention for the 2012 new car concept contest, or for the finals for an industrial designer student.

pashute, Feb 24 2011

Unstoppable ATV http://www.youtube....watch?v=ulHO_dbyBSg
[pashute, Feb 24 2011]

Summersault bike http://www.youtube....watch?v=v5jj4L8Q59g
[pashute, Feb 24 2011]

[link]






       // you can't leave loose stuff around in the car //   

       Like fuel, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, battery electrolyte.   

       These problems aren't insuperable; gel batteries can be inverted, and aircraft have systems designed to endure substantial negative-G.
8th of 7, Feb 24 2011
  

       Gimbals is the answer.
pocmloc, Feb 24 2011
  

       No, gimbals is the question. "No" is the answer.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 24 2011
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle