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Liddiard Omnidirectional Wheels, Now You Can Drive In All Directions!

“It works! 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.”via: Liddiard Wheels

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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.via: Liddiard Wheels

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.

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No CGI here. I did not want the tires to move too fast at road speeds so I used a high gear ratio. The incredible torque directly on the tires is much more than needed. I now know I should have used a lower gear ratio. Faster speeds are definitely possible. Now ANYTHING with wheels can be omni capable (not just cars).via: Liddiard Wheels