Biou Car

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Introduction: Biou Car

Biou Car ,"The Curvy Baby"

This car is my Bahons project on industrial design

Step 1: The Advantage

The main advantage of Biou Car is it's flexibility,

Step 2: Dimension and Other....

Dimension of the body and indoor

Step 3: Inside - Motor

An inside view, and an exploded view of the in wheel electric motors

Step 4: In Scale Radio Control Prototype

In scale radio control prototype

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    all the negativity below is fixed with the addition of suspension. from what I can see.

    first of all GREAT IDEEA. second.... it's only good for indoors. sorry, but it has some major issues. if one wheel slips (sand, mud, snow) you spin into whatever is next to you with no warning; some sort of esp might resolve that, but how wold you get out of that place if one wheel slips and the other is blocked by esp? joystick drive? jeez.... what happens when you sneeze? i meen.... when i sneeze i end up on top of my steering wheel, the joystick will certainly be the end of me :)). and last: it can't tacle any obstacle (road sides, level changes). sorry, i really loved the ideea of it!

    first of all GREAT IDEEA. second.... it's only good for indoors. sorry, but it has some major issues. if one wheel sleeps (sand, mud, snow) you spin into whatever is next to you with no warning; some sort of esp might resolve that, but how wold you get out of that place if one wheel sleeps and the other is blocked by esp? joystick drive? jeez.... what happens when you sneeze? i meen.... when i sneeze i end up on top of my steering wheel, the joystick will certainly be the end of me :)). and last: it can't tacle any obstacle (road sides, level changes). sorry, i really love the ideea of it!

    4 wheels and you got a problem of getting it federally designated everywhere as an automobile. Go back to the drawing board and figure out placement of just 3 wheels 2 in front and 1 in back for forward progression ( more stable than 1 in front and two in back), then you have a car that only has to pass the much less stringent guidelines of a motorcycle. Just a thought so you can make it to actual production.

    I've just saw this design so here is what I think about it: Cool looking stuff , but there is some issues. First : probably every traffic law (for public roads I mean) in the world requires "mechanical connection" for steering (I do think that joystick is cool and I would like to operate my car with it). Second: bubble will cost arm⋚ , even in mass production (what types of materials you intended for this?) Of course , there is a question about handling , but prototype will answer that. I'm interested also about entering/exiting the vehicle. What are the safety features (I realize that this isn't meant for hi speeds , but other participants in traffic might go fast and make an accident). This isn't by any means negative comment , I would just like to know about things I wrote - how you imagined it. However , I DO like it :)

    I think you may be mistaken about requiring a mechanical conection as opposed to dbw. Wikipedia notes several prototypes and soon tk be production vehicles which are dbw. I would post a lonk but it it hard to copy and paste on my nook

    Dear friend, I did not design the car so deep to solve things like like these.. the concept was based only on who a car could be more flexible to move... so I proposed this way.... i could not examine more matters as safety or mechanical problems because i had no time.... (i had only 4 months to develop the whole concept, included the research of the concept) now i am occupied with my master degree and my job, so i have no time to go any farther on the prototype, but it is on my plans, because i know it is going to be very good in the end... thanks for your comment.... it gives me hope to continue work on it... :)

    So tell me... all steering is done through the two drive wheels and the the front and rear wheels are merely there for stability? and all driving including steering is done with a centrally located joystick? Cooool. that must save so much room. AND it would mean the car can be used in both left hand drive and right hand drive countries without modification I suppose with the right chip you could set cruise control too. Controller would have to be set up so you cant accidentally knock it from forwards to backwards or into excessively hard turns when travelling at speed. wow this thing could turn on its central point so you could effectively drive FORWARDS INTO a parking space and turn around IN the parking space and Drive FORWARDS OUT of the parking space. I would imagine the whole thing could be moulded in 2 parts, top and bottom (excluding doors and seat padding if they are needed) with slip in motors and fore and aft castors. Do you have any idea on the size of motors required and battery packs for a full scale car? top shell of car could be made from thin film solar electric panels for all day charging, and coasting and braking could be used to recharge batteries. all in all it is Bloody fantastic mate......

    That is AWESOME, good luck with your awesome invention :)