EOscc2 Flexible Micro Car for cities, can drive sideways to make itself shorter. Watch the video…
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EOssc2 smart connecting car, created by a team from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, is a conceptual micro vehicle ideal for a limited parking space.
It’s powered by a 54-volt lithium-iron phosphate battery pack, which drives four 4-kW wheel-hub motors.
Equipped with four wheel-hub engines, the vehicle will be able to turn its wheels by 90 degrees and so turn on the spot, drive diagonally or sideways.
Multiple vehicles will be able to form a road train. Through a new docking interface they will be connected mechanically and electrically. Sharing electric power between vehicles as well as a reduced wind resistance will increase the range of each individual vehicle.
A number of modules such as passenger-, transport- or range-extension modules, will make the use of the vehicle very flexible. The new docking interface will ensure an easy and comfortable interaction of the modules.