When it comes to transportation or moving around in the cities, it is difficult and it drains the life out of you, the vehicle and not to forget the environment, owing to the fuel that is used. However, with the concept Gravity Vehicle by Niek de Kort, it might all change for the good. With its minimalistic design, it is a perfect city transport that charges up while it is parked by tapping the sun. When parked, the solar cells are in an optimal angle with the sun. When you steer, the flaps pop out, which prevents the one wheeled vehicle from turning over. Feeding on sun, it powers your transport, which means it makes no carbonic contribution to the environment and at the same time by not taking much space it eases your cramped city life.
The Avro Canada VZ-9V Avrocar was a flying saucer in the true sense of the word. It used three turbojets to turn a central impeller which kept it airborne by providing downward thrust, it used a vane and shutter system to manouver the aircraft by venting thrust in any direction desired.
The modes of transport are going to switch from land to air in times to come, because the congestion in the city will make it almost impossible for one to commute through lanes. Keeping this thing in mind, three students (Pan Jiazhi, Zhu Wenxi and Lai Zexin) from the South China University of Technology has envisioned a concept car that could be turned into a plane once the operation is switched to the flying mode through transformation. This is made possible by upturning two front wheels sideways and two back wheels outside allowing people to fly over the overcrowded roads to reach their destination on time. Also, the integration of the propeller into the back wheels endues the vehicle with two distinct mobile modes. YEE is super cool and a stunning racer while on the ground but when it spreads out its back wheels and starts its propeller, it can fly along a special air route.
For the last 30 years or so various previously unheard of manufacturers have popped up with increasing frequency promising to offer flying cars for the average person. And all have been epic failures. Well, except perhaps for the Terrafugia Transition.
The SkyCar from UK manufacturer ParaJet is a distinctly low-tech solution to the problem. But unlike other ‘flying cars’ which promise so much but deliver so little, the SkyCar can back up its claims thanks to a series of successful test flights and demanding ground tests.
The “Flying Stretcher” or the Med-Evacuation Aerial Vehicle as it is appropriately called, can be a life saver for people trapped in remote locations or for wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Originally developed by Israeli scientists as an unmanned rescue vehicle to save wounded soldiers in a warzone, the device has obvious civilian applications, where it could provide quick medical aid to accident victims in areas where ambulances and helicopters can’t have an easy access.
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