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Car which could run, fly and parked in air

Now, Cengdu will be known for reasons other than attacking India and Tibet via cyber space- giving the world star-wars kind floating car. Hover Car, the brainchild of a student at the Chengdu Vocational College of Agricultural Science and Technology is making news of a future car- which could run, fly and needs no land for parking.

Jia Wang envisioned a model of a future car – like a “floating rice ball” a small urban vehicle, as a solution to traffic congestion in her hometown Chengdu. This car can be parked anywhere- even in the air. It uses electromagnetic levitation, is powered by minerals found underground within the roadway systems, and has thrusters connected to the back to propel the car forward. In order for the Hover Car to “hover,” electromagnetic strips would need to be embedded into the road below. The car would also use electromagnetic suspension to provide new security features, such as distance sensors to avoid crashes with stationary things and other moving cars.

The prototype of Hover Car was an open, wheel-shaped pod with seating space for two person. it is controlled by a single joystick, offering enhanced control and maneuverability. With the joystick, the driver can move forward, backward, left and right in varying degrees, and turn a full 360 degrees on its axis. It’s even smart enough to drive drunk passengers home by itself. Its Magnetic Suspension Vehicle produces zero emissions.

‘People’s Car Project’ which debuted in China last year, as an experimental website aimed at soliciting ideas for future car models from Chinese inhabitants. The site received 119,000 concept-based ideas from its 33 million hits. The project aims to bring the Chinese public- Volkswagen’s largest market- to the forefront of its design team, and help “Volkswagen model of the future.” The Project gained so much positive attention that Volkswagen extended the one-year website event indefinitely.

Of the ideas posted, three were selected for debuting at Beijing Motor Show (2012) – (1) Hover Car or the Magnetic Suspension Vehicle (2) Music Car which proposes to use a series of exterior OLED lights to create light shows in tune to the driver’s music preference. The outside of the car would change color as the driver changes songs. (3) Smart Key which propose to improve on current smartphone and automobile integration. The Smart Key will be a touch screen-equipped hand-held device used to open and start the car, but it also provides the owner with useful information about the car, such as fuel level and security.

(Source: http://www.wirelessdesignmag.com)

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