Vehicle remains stable on slopes
The vehicle of the future can tilt its cabin to both sides without compromising either the grip of the wide wheels or passenger comfort.
TECHNOLOGY Inventor Frank Knisley of Florida, USA, has created a new type of vehicle that includes the best of cars and motor cycles. The Narrow Tilting Vehicle with NonTilting Wheels (NTVNTW) is an off-roader that has no trouble with even extremely inclined surfaces, compromising neither road grip nor stability.
Sensors on the vehicle register when the surface starts to incline or if the vehicle is heading into a curve. In such cases, the cabin will gradually tilt to one side, so it remains upright in spite of the wheel position, maintaining passenger driving comfort.
Knisley imagines that the NTVNTW, which is still in the phase of development, can be used for off-road driving in war or disaster zones or ambulance service in impassable terrain. The prototype is a three-wheeler, which could be scaled up or down as required.