33,000. That’s the number of deaths resulting from car accidents in 2010. Now add the death tolls from wars involving territory and gasoline. Plus the side-effects of gas emissions from cars on the environment. That’s a lot of bad.
Ever since I was a little boy, I used to ask my parent and grandparents, “why don’t ‘they’ invent floating cars?” My family would respond, “And how do you expect the cars to float?”
“Well when I turn my magnetic toys upside down and opposite, they push each-other apart. So why not pave the roads and bottom of cars with opposite magnets?”
Theoretically, it could work. The cars float by the magnetic forces, harness compressed air, and convert the airflow to torque in order to move.
This will take a large investment to create, but the monetary and safety payoffs will be huge. Car accidents would be reduced, maybe even prevented, and consumers would save tons that they would otherwise spend on gasoline.
Plus, the country would no longer rely on the middle east for gas, which could lead to world peace…?
After a little digging around I found some possibilities. Check out this youtube video to see the car in action. The image and video are from a futuristic design contest hosted by Volkswagon in China, called “The perfect people’s car”.