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Showing Off a Wheel That Transforms Into a Track + Extreme Travel Suspension

DARPA -“The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.”

If you’re talking about the things on board of a vehicle that are very important yet sometimes, people tend to overlook, we implore you to look no further than the very tires and suspension that any given vehicle is sitting on.

It might be something that one may think they can just get by on with a cheap alternative. For those looking to find a certain level of performance, not just any tire will do. Instead, you might want to make sure to do your research here. Making sure you’re getting just the right unit will accommodate your application in the best way possible.

This time, we check out an option for those who are looking to go off of the beaten path a little bit. These folks want to conquer whatever terrain is in the way. For them, we check out a couple of different things that should be able to help out.

The equipment to help accommodate such a goal is tested out by DARPA here. There are a lot of people hard at work trying their best to help equipment travel through anything. With all of the diverse terrain out there, nobody is exempt from getting stuck. The issue is that the equipment designed to not get stuck might be one dimensional. It might be good at off-roading but not much else. How does one overcome that?

If you follow along with the video below, you’ll get to see multiple applications in both the wheel/tire and suspension spaces that blew our minds as they’ve taken concepts that seem familiar and pushed them to the extreme. In fact, these might be a couple of the coolest innovations that we think we’ve seen!