If you’ve always had problems with parallel parking, you’d surely be interested with this revolutionary invention. Apparently, this one could potentially end your woes for good.
William Liddiard, a commercial truck driver from Ontario, Canada, created unique omnidirectional tires that can “glide sideways” and can “roll inward upon themselves,” according to a report by the CNBC.
The tires operate via an external motor powered by the car’s battery.
This, according to the feature, “allows sideways travel at about 1 mile per hour at the flip of a switch.”
Liddiard said that the invention is the result of an 8-year-effort.
Additionally, he has also spent about $80,000 Canadian dollars on research and patent.
“I was watching somebody backing up a utility trailer. And they were having a hard time doing it … so that’s how initially I came up with the idea of redesigning the wheel sideways.”
By his own admission, Liddiard said he isn’t the only person to create an omnidirectional wheel as, in 2012, he found out that Honda had submitted a similar patent. He took it as an inspiration, however, to further improve his design.
According to him, his second version offers a higher weight limit and a total of 24,000 pounds of torque directed to the tires at a much lower cost.
In a post in his YouTube channel, Liddiard also wrote:
“I had to improvise a lot, use the materials available to me, and work on it sparingly when I could find the time. I decided to put them on my car. Unlike other omni capable wheels, my wheels do not require the vehicle to be built around them. This is a world first bolt-on application for anything with wheels. Designed to be used in all weather and road conditions. They are stronger, faster, and more accurately controlled than prior art. They can take a beating. The tires “can” have the same build characteristics (siping, grooves, rubber compounds etc.) as regular tires. Now you can drive in all directions, and turn on the spot, when needed. These are proof of concept prototypes to show that they work. Finished wheels will be refined to target application requirements.”
Watch the video here and see the tires in action:
As of now, he’s hoping the invention would get more attention.
“I would love to see a major corporation pick it up and run with it. They could bring it to market more effectively and quicker than I could, but I’m not going to stop. I’ll keep moving forward with it.”
5 Reasons Why Flat Earthers Believe That The World Is Flat And Stationary
Crazy or convincing? Ridiculous or reasonable? Leave a comment below!
Although the belief has recently resurfaced in modern times, the idea that the Earth is flat is actually an old one. In fact, it dates back to ancient times and it’s more surprising that despite the numerous researches and evidences provided by modern science, there are still some people who subscribe to this archaic concept.
For example, we’ve recently shared with you that story about an Arab PhD student who made a thesis, presenting his own scientific ‘proofs’ that the world is indeed flat. The said work earned mixed reactions not only in the education sector but also from netizens everywhere.
Flat Earthers have often been lambasted online for their unorthodox beliefs.
New Research Could Mean We’re Finally Close to Finding a Cure for Eczema
Scientists have discovered the root cause of the skin condition after years and years of research.
For years, scientists and researchers have been trying to find out what triggers eczema. And for years, people suffering from this common skin condition have only been given creams to relieve its irritating symptoms (red, cracked, and itchy skin). But today, we could actually be one step closer to finally developing a cure for eczema.
New research from Newcastle University has determined the root cause of the problem, and this discovery brings hope of an eventual cure. According to the findings of the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, those suffering from eczema are missing a vital protein called filaggrin in their skin. This then causes the development of the troublesome skin condition.
A cure for eczema may be in the pipeline because of this new discovery.
This Auto-Thrusting Hydraulic Girdle Will Transform Your Lazy Lover Into a Love Machine
Check out the “jackhammer” setting!
At some point in a relationship, sex tends to get exhausting. With children, chores, and work to juggle with, getting down with your partner and having some good time in bed is something that you need to fit in your schedule. They say sex can make a relationship more exciting and interesting. And if that fire has been put out, the excitement will no longer exist.
But imagine an “auto-thrusting” machine that you can just strap on and have all the work done for you. When you come home late from work and you don’t want to miss out on bringing pleasure to your partner, this “product” is the one you’re looking for.
YouTube channel The Kloons have dreamed up of such a product that will help couples bring back that fire in their sex life. The “auto thrusting hydraulic sex girdle” gets you and your partner in action, just like those times when both of you are so into each other.
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