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VW Hovercar
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
180 posts
http://www.gizmag.com/vw-crowdsources-its-way-to-a-hover-car/22439/

So I saw this vid this morning and I was like "lol dafuq they think I'm stupid?" but the more I look into it, the more it sounds like they're gonna have an actual concept vehicle at the car show.

Anyone else got any solid news on this?

Most of my mates at TAFE are calling BS but I dunno, seems atleast possible *shrug*
10:29am 10/05/12 Permalink
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dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9069 posts
very interesting
10:51am 10/05/12 Permalink
Nerfy
Brisbane, Queensland
5923 posts
The videos look undoubtedly CGI to me, some sort of stunt...
10:51am 10/05/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7954 posts
VW hover car already exists.. there is a bit of a crest on one of the roads around where I live - hit the baby at 65+ and I'm hovering!
10:55am 10/05/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
9604 posts
Volkswagen says the Hover Car works by way of electromagnetic roads


Fail.

They can't even keep the lines painted on the roads here, how are they gonna maintain electromagnetic roads?
10:57am 10/05/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
5907 posts
12:17pm 10/05/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2724 posts
Fail.

They can't even keep the lines painted on the roads here, how are they gonna maintain electromagnetic roads?



pretty sure that some other country, like, er Germany can do it
12:21pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
476 posts
Did any of you watch the doco "blade runner'? geez
01:50pm 10/05/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
9607 posts
And what about dirt roads, and driveways, and if your car f**** up how do you pull over off onto the grass, or to park...
02:06pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
12889 posts
those sound like obstacles that could never, ever be overcome - better just drop the idea
02:27pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
4786 posts
http://i.imgur.com/3FzCG.png

Zeron Matrix tennis at 3:08?

02:42pm 10/05/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
9608 posts
I don't appreciate being fooled into clicking a picture thinking it is a video!
02:44pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
13183 posts
those sound like obstacles that could never, ever be overcome - better just drop the idea

Agree with this.

Can you imagine maintaing a massive electromagnetic field of the off chance that a car might use a bit of it?

And people get uppity when you erect wind turbines and say they cause cancer and all kinds of bulls*** - how are they going to feel living next to a big freakin magnet!

On the plus side, the Insane Clown Possy will have a field day.
04:32pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
2245 posts
How is being only to drive on electro magnetinc roads make the car anything different the the principal of a train.
Also having electromagnetic roads would produce masssive amounts of emf and that would f*** with power lines, transformers basically anything electrical.
04:37pm 10/05/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
9609 posts
field day

ISWYDT ?
04:48pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
13184 posts
How is being only to drive on electro magnetinc roads make the car anything different the the principal of a train.

I think you will find the road network to be a little bit more extensive!
05:28pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
2246 posts
I think you will find the road network to be a little bit more extensive!

principal. as in you can only drive a train where the tracks are available.
05:32pm 10/05/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2726 posts
How is being only to drive on electro magnetinc roads make the car anything different the the principal of a train.
Also having electromagnetic roads would produce masssive amounts of emf and that would f*** with power lines, transformers basically anything electrical.



also, nothing stopping a rail-bus style network,

electro mag roads for highways, or ring roads, the signal an offramp, and bam, normal ev for city streets
05:35pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
4788 posts
I don't appreciate being fooled into clicking a picture thinking it is a video!

Oops haha sorry, fixed! :D
05:50pm 10/05/12 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
181 posts
The videos look undoubtedly CGI to me, some sort of stunt...


See, that's what I thought, but all the news outlets I've seen have been saying something along the lines of "they were bringing the concept cars to a car show in bejing" or something *shrug*

That's the part that's tweaking my nipples on this. So many red flags, yet they're talking about it like it exists and will be shown off soon.
05:52pm 10/05/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36143 posts
Can you imagine maintaing a massive electromagnetic field of the off chance that a car might use a bit of it?
If it's so hard, how does the EARTH do it all by itself
05:56pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
19873 posts
The Hover Car is capable of traveling above ground

As opposed to.... a mole car that travels underground?
06:03pm 10/05/12 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
182 posts
If it's so hard, how does the EARTH do it all by itself


http://i.qkme.me/353oz9.jpg
07:47pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
9644 posts
Has anyone else noticed that Jim's avatar is a guitar with holes in it ?


We should buy him some spakfilla.
10:04pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12679 posts
They are speed holes, it makes the sound go faster.
11:48pm 10/05/12 Permalink
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