10 of the most inappropriate cars of the XX century
The inventors of cars in the quest to build the perfect car sometimes reached very bizarre... yeah, let's call a spade a spade is quite vague solutions. And sometimes so breakthrough that they were quickly eliminated, about it in the bonus point at the end of the video. Well, let's look at this selection.
Cybernetic anthropomorphic machine
In the 60-ies of the last century, the US government gave the order to develop an all-terrain device capable of delivering people and equipment to hard-to-reach places. The result was born a strange structure on four legs, which received the intimidating name "peepulation". After some improvements (and, apparently, the dismissal of the marketing Department), the pediatrician became known as a cybernetic anthropomorphic machine. He had four four-meter legs, apparently the rear imitated the movement of the driver's legs, and the front — hands.
Subsequently, work on the machine was stopped, as the army began to use helicopters to transport people and equipment. Apparently, this ashes and became the grandfather of modern monsters Boston Dynamics, which is already very soon, apparently, will lead the uprising of machines. And Yes, it is unlikely to escape, you have seen their recent footage with the robot master parkour?
Monocycle vehicle, patented in 1930 by the Englishman Archibald Parves. Ideas he learned in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. The first model was equipped with a gasoline engine and could reach speeds up to 50 km/h the driver's Seat and the engine was located on the same frame and were inside a large wheel on wheels.
The movement of the dinosphere was carried out due to the fact that the driver tried to lift his seat on the internal rails, thus pushing the mechanism forward, and for turns the driver had to bend in the right direction. Parvez has developed eight models dynasphere for different number of passengers, and Ginastera 8 was designed exclusively for trips to the beach.
A similar model, by the way, appeared in one of the parts "People in black" and is called "introcycle". About this machine we mentioned in the video "Technologies that we have lost", we recommend to see if you have not seen the link will be in the comments.
Constantini motor skates
Constantini motor skates were patented in 1912. They were like regular roller skates, but each was equipped with a 1.5 HP engine, a battery and a fuel tank. Skates could reach a speed of about 30 km / h and cover a distance of 50 km until the end of fuel.
The idea of motor skates and has not spread, in mass production, they did not arrive, although a little later someone named Mercier tried to modify the model of Constantini. Its rollers had the engine only on one skate.
Plastic car Soybean
Henry Ford introduced the world's first plastic car model, the Soybean, in 1942. Then most of the metal went to the military, and this, in fact,was the cause of the strange car. In addition, according to Ford's idea, the body made of plastic was to make the car easier and cheaper.
Of course, most of the car was made of metal, but fourteen elements in the car were made of bioplastics, which reduced the weight by almost a quarter. Bioplastic was also the development of Ford's laboratory, which was very interested in the use of plants in the automotive industry. Especially promising believed soy. Therefore, the soybean hull consisted of processed soybean, wheat, hemp and other plants.
One of the main drawbacks of the car was that the bio-plastic from soy stank incredibly.
After the Second world war, someone Preston Tucker decided to create his own automobile plant. His main offspring — the car "Torpedo". Two-door, with a streamlined body, a large rear window of two parts with a "keel" in the middle, with a 6-cylinder opposition engine capacity of 9.6 liters and 150 HP
Monopoly in those years in the market belonged to the " big
the Detroit Troika: General Motors, Ford Motors Company, and Crysler, and they didn't want any competitors in the market. Therefore, at the Tucker Corporation was the number of lawsuits. The company was short of shareholders and generally short of funds. Tucker's car never became a serial, and the inventor died in 1956.