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dog cars

Cars for Dogs
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These are cars that dogs can drive. There is a sensor that notices which way their head is pointed for steering. Also, there is a sensor for whether they are looking straight ahead or at the ground, for acceleration. This assumes that they are always driving toward something on the ground that they want to smell.
lawpoop, Jun 03 2004

Bumper Trees http://www.halfbake...idea/Bumper_20Trees
Prevents dog car accidents. [lawpoop, Oct 04 2004]

Halfbaked http://seaburn.com/...splus/GO,DOG.GO.jpg
[Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004]

canine velocipede http://www.halfbake...canine_20velocipede
[gzuckier]'s halfbaked flintstone version [luecke, Oct 04 2004]

lucky the dog in the car advert - cannot find a better link. http://www.mirror.c...scot-name_page.html
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       This would create mahem on the roadways. Dogcars chasing catcars. Dogcars chasing cars. Mail trucks being smashed on all sides. Long lines at drive-throughs. Constant tailgating and tailpipe sniffing. +   

       Can the horn be bark-operated? Though I guess that could set up a seriously annoying feedback loop.
Worldgineer, Jun 03 2004
  

       lawpoop has gone completely potty - what a shame!
po, Jun 03 2004
  

       I never suggested cat cars. That would be ludicrous. The only thing cats would car to ride around in are those things that Kings and Queens rode around in -- the one with a person on each corner. And cats would demand that real people carry them!
lawpoop, Jun 03 2004
  

       If cats don't get cars, one of two things would happen:
1. Outdoor cats would become extinct and the roadways would be a little more messy. Or:
2. All dog cars would crash into trees.
Worldgineer, Jun 03 2004
  

       What happens when they stick their head out the window, tongue flapping in the wind?
lostdog, Jun 03 2004
  

       For cats there should be cat-kites so they can safely get out of trees when the reverse gear for climbing is jammed. It would also make it easier for them to pounce on squirrels that would otherwise glide away to another tree (apologies to all squirrel lovers, I'm trying to take the perspective of a cat).
kbecker, Jun 03 2004
  

       [ld] Is that what happened? Let me know if you need directions.
Worldgineer, Jun 03 2004
  

       \\cat-kites\\ - don't kites just get... er... stuck up trees?
Thod, Jun 03 2004
  

       DOGS HAVE LEGS !

(well, most of them.)

'Scuse me for being pedantic, but these would just make it more awkward for everyone. On the road, they'd get squished. In the park, all the people would have to wear padding to avoid being battered half to death by amorous (but confused) mutts. In a cross country setting, what dog wouldn't rather walk?

[kbecker] squirrel lovers can give the squirrels rocket packs, although given Thod's point, and human perversity, the cats would probably have them too.
blueturtle, Jun 03 2004
  
      
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