Liddiard wheels

Canadian, William Liddiard’s successful "omni-directional" wheels prototype. They consist of a specialized roller-equipped rim that can move horizontally and a tire that is rounded like a donut. This is a world first bolt-on application for anything with wheels. The wheels are a "proof of concept" prototype right now, but Liddiard says the design would allow them to be made as durable and safe as standard automotive wheels. The wheel can hold ten times more than the other [wheels], while maintaining speed”.

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+8 1. ComentAtor commented 5 years ago

i admire this guy... had an idea.. made the sketches.. fabricated the tyres.. the rims.. controls
and all this in his garage :)
for those of you wondering this is how it looks
http://storage.lfpress.com/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297819431798_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x&stmp=1459282696197

although nice dont believe in seeing this soon on nurburgring :)
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+10 2. tomthecabinboy commented 5 years ago

Great if you need to turn the car round in the drive. Not so great if you actually have to get somewhere like the shops.
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+10 3. Klemm commented 5 years ago

#2 not really -- take a look at the Canadian flag in the background - the turning part has been sped up a lot and it's still slow. i hope the guy didn't quit his day job yet :)
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+7 4. Burimi commented 5 years ago

I'm 100% sure that my wife cannot park properly with these wheels :):D:D:D:D
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+3 5. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

It's a windy day.
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+3 6. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

Gotta think larger scale. Imagine an industrial version for cranes or trucks that already moves slowly, it would be revolutionizing if it became a standard within certain applications.
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+4 7. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

The tires have no discernible tread pattern so good luck on wet or snow-covered roads.:(
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+3 8. kaleemyork commented 5 years ago

very good for ladies now they can park car very easy, , ,
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+2 9. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#8 Thank you to be so kind and look out for us:*:P
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0 10. braveheart2052 commented 5 years ago

might be good for fork lifts or skid steer dozers !:S:S:S
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0 11. Vaypay commented 5 years ago

That's competition to the Mecanum wheel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecanum_wheel