Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Videos The reconfigurable wheel-track

The reconfigurable wheel-track

What is a reconfigurable wheel-track, you ask? Watch the following video and you’ll get it right away.

The technology was developed jointly by Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Engineering Center (CMU NREC) and DARPA, also known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

As you can see, the technology allows your wheels to convert from tracks to tires (and vice versa) as you’re driving along. The transformation requires only 2 seconds to happen and as you can see, the application could be very useful for the military, exploration or even search and rescue vehicles.

We’re ways off production but the equipment seems to have a future. Here’s a video on DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) and the vehicles and technologies they’re working on.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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