Tiny ‘EO Smart Connecting Car 2’ can shrink and drive sideways
The demand for appropriate transportation mediums to meet unique demands of people in urban cities has been on an increase.
Since there is increasingly less space on the road and it finding parking on a Friday night is next to impossible. These issues have left the option of the Smart Car and similar vehicles.
The small car acts as a perfect solution as it might squeeze into smaller spaces. However, some companies have visualized that cars can be able to morph when need, able to maneuver in ways that present vehicles can't.
One such vehicle is the EO Smart Connecting Car 2 is. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2 is is designated as a "micro car. It is the brainchild of DFKI Robotics Innovation Center and has been in different stages of development for the last three or so years.
Although the car drives like a regular vehicle, it has the sideways-driving capabilities of NASA's recently detailed vehicle. The car's each wheel has its own motor. With this functionality, the car can be parked more easily n tight spots in urban environments, such as a tiny space on the side of the road.
The car is able to go to speeds up to 40mph with a range of up to 44 miles on a charge. It has the ability and to shrink itself up to 1.5 meters if needed while keeping all four wheels on the ground.
This functionality comes by way of partially folding, with the rear axle sliding toward the front while the interior moves upward. All four of EO 2's wheel's can rotate 90 degrees, so that they're perpendicular to the car's body.
Drivers in the connected EO 2 Platoon can take their hands off the wheel; the electric car goes into fully autonomous mode.