Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Multi Mode Vehicle concept

This concept was developed by a team from Samson Motorworks. Engineers wanted to create a vehicle that would defy the law of gravitation. They took into consideration the aerodynamic and weight related problems of common vehicles, and made a 3-wheel model, which probably doesn't resembles a car literally, but it is still vehicle with one exception - it flies. The company currently works on two MMV models, one is Skybike featuring a patent telescoping wing and other is the Switchblade that makes use of a scissors wing design, being able to retract its wings when driving. Both models are rather small and can fly up to 10,000 feet above sea level. Such concept requires improved safety features, which is why engineers decide to include the front shock absorber, a side door protection as well as a ballistic shaft recovery system. Just like any modern vehicle, these three-wheelers have air conditioning and heating and MP3 input CD player. In addition, these cars include rear view video monitor, automatic vehicle leaning, dual lighting system used for both ground and air.