We have featured Unigyro sometime ago, and since then, the designer has improved that project and made it better. This time, we’d like to present you with the second/upgraded version of that project, Unigyro II Single-Seater Robot Vehicle.
Unigyro II still features similar design of the original concept, but it is now combined with most advanced technologies in car industry. During the design process, there’s always one goal in mind, to provide most efficient personal transportation solution using technologies from car and robotics industry. Unigyro II is an electric, autonomous vehicle following to what it’s developing in Tesla Motors, including some robotic features inspired by amazing works of companies like Boston Dynamics.
Designed by Morteza Vafadar, Unigyro II Single-Seater Robot Vehicle is a three-wheel vehicle with one wheel at the center and two smaller wheels at the rear controlled by two robotic legs. The most unique feature of the vehicle is its ability to move on only one wheel when it has gained enough speed, and with that increased air flow, it opens its two wings of control, located on the tail of the car, allowing the legs to fold into the body.
Through this process as the main wheel folds in, the “center of mass” shifts towards it. This ability of single ground touch significantly improves its already excellent aerodynamics to minimize the total amount of friction force between Unigyro II and ground/air. Smaller wasted energy means better efficiency and higher mileage. Other features include the large front-opening glass door and altering height thanks to the receding main wheel. Also due to the overall shape design, passengers can enjoy a large space for cargo at the top of the main wheel. The phrase “robot vehicle” in the title best describes its autonomous and transforming features. For a better vision please watch the video.
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