h a l f b a k e r y
The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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Sling the "car" inside a reinforced cube, with a wheel at
each corner, so four of them are (usually) in contact with
the road surface. Weight the bottom of the "car" with
motor so it is self-righting within a gimbal frame.
Drive the wheels using electric motors powered by the
situated under the floor of the
Outer wheels are captive ball castors, driven by the
electric motors from inside the cage structure.
Steering is achieved by CnC positioning of the electric
motors against the castors / outer wheels, with
movement in three co-ordinate directions changing the
point of application against the exposed side of the
castors inside the cage.
"Car" is always upright, even if it flips.
Cage absorbs crash damage, protecting the occupants.
Cage size can be standardised, to facilitate stacking,
parking and traffic management calculations.
||I'll set a month aside to read the service manual (+).
||For a powered electric generator, eight electric
motors and a roll cage with a safety capsule inside it?
||I'm assuming the service bulletins will require a few weeks.
||Why? This has already been done with a
conventional car. I've simply added a box around it
and made it rollproof.
||That's what the marketing and software people always say. May I audit the design control records?
||If that's what floats your boat. Go for it.
||ooohhh the car stays upright... now I get it
||Just drive your car inside a Hamster bubble. Then it'll
roll with purpose.
||Also cars with arms can right themselves. And clean
snow off themselves as well.