Cars, cars, and more cars. This time, the finest of Engineers all around the globe have teamed up to revolutionize the automobile industry with the invention of real transformer cars. Drop your fantasies, and prepare to be amazed!
#1. Letrons – The First Remote Controlled Autobot
Letrons, owned by the Letvision Company, have come a long way, with several major breakthroughs being realized after the creative combination of experience, Innovation, and material accumulation. The first Letrons car model, the Antimon, was first introduced as an idea during a partnership briefing on future innovative ideas. It took 12 skilled engineers, 4 associate technicians, and 8 months to complete the Antimon Letrons Autobot. The Letrons transformer car is still an ongoing project and the company promises better and more advanced models of the car.
The Letrons car transforms into a fully mechanical robot. The neck and head of the robot are served by a DC servo motor and a 100N actuator. A dynamic control system acts as the backbone of the robot, allowing fast and efficient transformation, while a powerful gear motor facilitates high performance of the car. The main control unit monitors and controls all commands in the car, including the robotic transformation.
Other unique features in the Letrons Transformer Car include adjustable dynamic lights, remote control for precise movement, kinetic am and finger movements, voice interaction, High Definition LED screen for visual feedback, Wi-Fi, safety sensors, and so much more.
Read more about the Letrons transformer car here
#2. AeroMobil – The High-End Flying Car
Developed in Europe, the AeroMobil first came to life in October 2014, with the original idea being formed in a small garage. Several models have been built over the years and the company continues to promise even better.
“The current level of scientific knowledge and expertise of engineers worldwide has provided essential support for this revolutionary era in personal transport. The availability of lightweight construction materials increases in power density of the latest engines, and advances in systems software and hardware solutions have opened up completely new possibilities in vehicle design and engineering,” says Doug MacAndrew, the company CTO.
“The newest AeroMobil is a tangible and truly cutting-edge technological advancement. It represents many years of pooled experiences from dozens of engineers from the automotive and aviation industries. We’ve linked the aerospace and automotive world like no one before us,” adds Juraj Vacalik
Get a glimpse of the esteemed AeroMobil flying transformer car by watching the trailer video below
#3. Octuri- The Deluxe Seaplane
The Octuri Seaplane is a luxurious convertible transformer car perfect for the modern dreamer. Talk about elegance, power, and control. The Octuri transformer plane is a combination of various innovative design, aviation and sailing technologies to realize a slick and convenient carriage for both the sea and air.
The Seaplane adopts its lavish interior from top companies such as Sonistar and Theflyingyacht. One of its unique features is its light propulsion system, and though it’s still a work-in-progress, the evolution so far is already groundbreaking
Read more about the Octuri Seaplane here
#4. The Hum Rider
The Hum is an exclusive Verizon telematics brainchild that plugs into a car’s system to perform various automated functions such as vehicle tracking, car diagnostics, and road assistance. In one of its major projects, Thinkmodo, the Hum technology was implemented on a Jeep Grand Cherokee, allowing the driver to lift the Hum rider nine feet into the air with just a switch flip on the car dashboard.
Basically, the Hum Rider depends on three levers: one controls the movement of the wheels outward, another lifts the car onto the stilts giving a bigger clearance from the ground, while the third provides the forward throttle to creep over traffic. The Hum transformer car is powered by a Honda generator mounted underneath along with four under cameras, pumping about 55 gallons of hydraulic fluid through 300 feet pistons.
Though the Hum Rider has had its share of internet criticism, with most people calling it a ridiculous menace, the engineering behind the transformer beast remains impressive.
Read more about Verizon’s Hum tech here
#5. Pal V One – The Car That Flies. The Plane That Drives
The Pal V One is yet another masterpiece in the dawn of flying cars. Employing only the best of engineering spectacles, this plane-car is built for luxury, comfort, and safety. With traffic becoming a huge pain in the ass in most cities, a team of Dutch’s finest engineers decided it was time to get back to the drawing board and evaluate other options.
From the problem came the idea, and from the idea came the concept. 20 years later, the magnificent Pal V One was born, and a new age of supercars began.
The Pal V One adopts a classic Italian design, with the shape, colors, and body mass chosen carefully to conform to all aviation standards. It has a body capacity of 2 persons and a maximum fuel capacity of 100 liters. The Pal V One can accelerate from 0-100km/h in an astounding 9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 160km/h with a fuel economy capability of 7.6 liters/100km. Other unique features include a dual-mode engine, automatic curve stabilization, a luxurious full leather interior, and a self-alleviating aircraft
Read more about the Pal V One plane-car here