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Double decker automobiles

Stretched with (all the extra doors) and one upper level added
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The bain of single entry and exit minibuses, the double decker automobile will revolutionise multiple occupancy transport everywhere... a carbus...crossover thingy
nessiehunter, Aug 30 2019

https://www.waleson...wyth-wales-16829443 [hippo, Aug 30 2019]

(?) Double-decker Land Rover https://www.google....st=1567266810819515
Amusing [8th of 7, Aug 30 2019]

Dammit Ms. Frizzle! https://external-pr...bb834302a8d8627b76c
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 30 2019]

More directly linked version of the above-linked "Double-decker Land Rover" https://i.pinimg.co...24403f36a45d3f2.jpg
[notexactly, Aug 30 2019]

Baked https://www.youtube...watch?v=mvORyZyFTCk
[Voice, Sep 05 2019]

Wikipedia: Control moment gyroscope https://en.wikipedi...ol_moment_gyroscope
Mentioned in my anno. I disagree with the -scope part of the term: it's an actuator, not a viewing instrument. [notexactly, Sep 19 2019]

Wikipedia: Gyrobus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrobus
Mentioned in my anno. Term for flywheel-powered buses. [notexactly, Sep 19 2019]

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       This is Baked, but not WKTE. There are issues with the stability of high-sided vehicles which militate against building double decker road vehicles below a certain size and mass.   

       A double-decker Land Rover has been constructed. It handles OK as long as it isn't just the top deck that's loaded; then it begins to feel very odd when cornering. <link>
8th of 7, Aug 30 2019
  

       A belated welcome to the HB, and do let us know if you find one.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 30 2019
  

       Ah, I see the problem with that double-decker Landie. The fools have built the second deck above the first, instead of underneath.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 30 2019
  

       This should be easier with electric vehicles since the battery weight is often a: considerable and b: in the floor. Given the opportunities afforded by such a low center of gravity, I'm disappointed in the bus manufacturers for not going triple decker.
bs0u0155, Sep 03 2019
  

       They did, albeit briefly ... after the first railway bridge, they were back to double deckers, and a raft of expensive compensation claims.
8th of 7, Sep 03 2019
  

       I refer you to my previous annotation.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 04 2019
  

       //I refer you to my previous annotation.//   

       I'm now unsure which way around previous and subsequent are, which puts me at the forefront of current thinking.
bs0u0155, Sep 04 2019
  

       ... or possibly, trailing behind; it all depends on your viewpoint.
8th of 7, Sep 04 2019
  

       Is this just a double decker bus?
not_morrison_rm, Sep 04 2019
  

       In the sense that a bus and a car are the same thing - enclosed, mechanically-propelled ground transportation, yes.   

       However a car and a bus do have differences of detail, size being the most significant.
8th of 7, Sep 04 2019
  

       Fie! Just add a gyroscope or two and you can make it exactly as envisioned.
Voice, Sep 05 2019
  

       So, this would start to approach an average American SUV then in size. No worries there.
RayfordSteele, Sep 05 2019
  

       Standing room only
halfshilling, Sep 05 2019
  

       It's high time we started selecting for smaller people. With rigour, I think we could get average adult height down to 4ft within 10-12 generations. Beyond that, it would be faster just to engineer to get average height to about 3ft, whilst keeping proportionality.   

       This would mean that today's single-decker buses could comfortably be converted to double deckers. We'd also all have a lot more room, and 7/8ths of our agricultural land could be rewilded. Obviously we'd want to be a bit careful about re-introducing wolves or lynx, and we'd have to worry a bit more about golden eagles, but in general it would be OK.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 05 2019
  

       // 10-12 generations. //   

       <Business with tape measure/>   

       Not that long; it can be done immediately, just by amputating people's legs at the knee. This should yield an immediate 25 +/- 5% reduction in average stature.   

       Removable prostheses can be provided for those occasions when being taller is beneficial. Manufactured in quantity, the unit costs will come right down, and by utilizing scanning and 3D printing custom-made sockets to accommodate the individual knee can be quickly and easily produced at marginal cost compared to the expense of having the amputation performed by a qualified professional under aseptic conditions.   

       Chop 'em off at the knees. Go on, you know you want to do it.   

       (Sadly this does not address the issue of smaller individuals having proportionately smaller dietary requirements. We'll put a team on it and get back to you).
8th of 7, Sep 05 2019
  

       // Just add a gyroscope or two //   

       If you put them on frames that can tilt, they can be both control moment gyros and energy storage flywheels [links]!
notexactly, Sep 19 2019
  

       Next, the double-decker motorcycle ... then the double-decker unicycle* ... then a bizarre craze for people carrying other people on their shoulders ...   

       *WKTE in circuses, but not common elsewhere.
8th of 7, Sep 19 2019
  
      
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