Designed by scientists from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the new EO Smart Connecting Car 2 (EOscc2) boasts an array of incredibly futuristic features, including the ability to drive sideways.
The car drives like a regular vehicle, but has the sideways-driving capabilities of NASA’s recently detailed vehicle, with each wheel having its own motor. With this functionality, the car can be more easily parked in tight spots in urban environments, such as a tiny space on the side of the road.
The EO Smart Connecting Car 2 design features seating for two and four electric motors, one mounted to each wheel hub.The driver can easily park the car parallel by turning the wheel to 90 degrees.
The body approximately shrinks from 8.2 ft. to 4.9 ft. by shrinking the body and keeps all wheels on the ground.It’s powered by a 54-volt lithium-iron phosphate battery pack, which powers four 4-kW wheelhub motors, with a top sped of 65 km/h (40 mph).