INSECTA CONCEPT CAR – WITH ELECTRIC ENGINE
Shao Yung Yeh, a 22-year-old Taiwanese design student at Cheng Kung University created the aptly named single-seat Insecta Concept (yes, you heard that right — an InsectaCon cept — nice Transformers reference, eh?) after being inspired by a grasshopper. With leg-like suspension arms that can raise and lower depending upon traffic and road conditions, the Insecta is Shao’s interpretation of a personal-mobility city car. The concept is theoretically powered by a motor at each wheel while the battery pack sits in the car’s abdomen and is able to adjust the car’s center of gravity, ostensibly by moving fore and aft. We hope it also controls the car’s air conditioning, as the Insecta reminds us of nothing more than a greenhouse on four wheels.
Insecta Concept is an individual means of transportation with four wheels and an electric engine at each wheel. Each of them is linked to an individual arm and all four arms are linked to the base of the vehicle, which holds the cabin. These arms work as insect legs and adjust themselves to road conditions.
The batteries of the car are in the “tail” of Insecta Concept. Since their package moves, it can control the gravity centre of the vehicle and improve stability in all conditions. Safety is ensured by a lightweight cabin that is also extremely resistant, just like an insect’s exoskeleton. It would be nice if, just like grasshoppers, this individual car managed to reproduce quickly and invaded all big cities with a more rational, green car and yet comfortable means of transportation.
Depending on the traffic condition of the roads, you can raise its leg-like suspension arms. Its a single seat car and is basically made out of a translucent, transparent cover, which gives you no privacy at all if you want to scratch some part of your body. You are literally exposed to the public. However, that will help the city police know if a criminal is driving a car or a minor with no license is taking the road.
If you have seen a greenhouse on your parents’ garden, think of it with a wheel, and you already have the Insecta Concept Car.