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Parking System Uses Solar Power to Charge Electric Vehicles

  1. Aug 21, 2011 #1
    This futuristic parking system was designed by Jin Yuanbiao, Gang Tang and Su Sha especially for the all-electric vehicle dubbed Solar Coco.
    Both the car and the parking system boast nice design and eco-friendly features. The round-shaped vehicle hassolar panels mounted on the roof. When parked, the car is lifted by the system up and exposed to direct sunlight.
    After being lifted, Solar Coco exposes its solar panels to the sun and the whole structure starts resembling sunflower.
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  3. Aug 21, 2011 #2
    I don't see a door to get in and out of this ting.
     
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  4. Aug 21, 2011 #3
    The sides flip away. The thing is apparently driven like a segway or unicycle with 2 large wheels all around it on the sides. THe only difference is that the center of gravity is under the axle. If you want the accelerate, the body of the car will have to roll backwards instead of forwards, as it would with a segway, so the bottom, wich is heavier will act to keep the body of the car from starting to turn in the opposite direction of the wheels. If you want to break, the body of the car will have to roll forwards.
    If you wanted an emergency stop, you would rotate forward quite a lot, giving you a really nice close-up view of the road, but it will make it rather hard to steer it. You'd want a 5 point safety harness, and I don't think the car would be safe above 10 mph anyway.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2011 #4
    very cool little gadget there, sounds like some advanced technology used in the design, ive been thinking about this kind of advancement for a while, but been wondering why http://www.solarpanelscamping.com.au" [Broken] hasnt been used yet with this type of product
     
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