HONDA POD TYPE-E CONCEPT By Michael Brandt

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The single-axle Honda type E concept uses similar physical principles as a segway for maximum maneuverability in the urban jungle. The ultrasmall vehicle focuses on minimum space consumption, maximum driver visibility, easy access, high efficiency, and, most importantly, driving dynamics that make it capable of turning 360 on the spot. It’s got a far-out aesthetic, but it’s really not all that unrealistic from what we’ll probably see not-so-distant future. Pros:
- no drive chain (lower weight, low fictional resistance)
- no steering ear (lower weight)
- turns on a dime
- high efficiency start/stop-drive with regenerative braking
- standing phase without loss of energy (traffic)
- minimum use of parking space
- zero emissions. ( 5elected from www.yankodesign.com )


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