Roadless shape-shifting wheel 1

Roadless is a shape-shifting wheel, a system that can be adapted to suit different terrain conditions.   Take a look at the video…

The Roadless wheel designed by Ackeem Ngwenya, a student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA.

The system addresses the absence of transportation services found in rural farming communities caused by the lack of or inadequate transportation infrastructure.

The wheel works on the same principle as a scissor-jack mechanism – as you crank the (telescoping) hub up and down the wheel expands or contracts to give more contact area or better ground clearance.

The project was conceived with the intention to develop an infrastructure independent means of transport, targeting the access and mobility needs of small-holder farmers and their associated rural households.

Roadless shape-shifting wheel 2

via indiegogo