Dymaxion Car (was Re: [extropy-chat] SUV versus sedan etc)
natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Aug 24 04:49:33 UTC 2004
How about The Dymaxion Car instead?
"(1933)--Inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's car was long and awkward-looking,
but, man, could it go. Because of its streamlined shape and light
aluminum-clad body, the Dymaxion car could travel 120 mph powered by a
relatively puny 90-horsepower, air-cooled Ford V8 engine. The car of the
future had three wheels able to turn at 90-degree angles, allowing it to
pop in and out of tight parking spaces."
But with better balance (it was like the Suzuki early version of the
SUV/Jeep style that was in a major class action suit because it frequently
rolled over) so that it would not tumble over so easily.
President, Extropy Institute http://www.extropy.org
Founder, Transhumanist Arts & Culture http://www.transhumanist.biz
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