Motion Control is Key to OSU's Futuristic Electric Car
An experimental electric car designed by researchers at Ohio State University features improved motion control from wheels that have their own individual motors, giving them more stability and capabilities. OSU Professor Junmin Wang, who is leading the project, said the design is well-suited for an urban environment. (Source: Ohio State University)
Yes, as they say, Chuck, necessity is the mother of invention. Although perhaps maybe instead of inventing folding cars, people should just walk, bike or use public transportation more! But they would certainly come in handy in big cities where there is limited parking space...and perhaps they also could be more fuel efficient and economical as well.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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