Omnidirectional wheels have been around for quite a while, but that doesn’t stop us imagining the day they’ll finally become practical to use.
William Liddiard, a Canadian inventor, created these omnidirectional wheels for his Toyota Echo.
Liddiard writes:…”I had to improvise a lot, use the materials available to me, and work on it sparingly when I could find the time. I decided to put them on my car. Unlike other omni capable wheels, my wheels do not require the vehicle to be built around them.”
The wheels in the video above are only a prototype, but back in March Liddiard said that he was looking to sell the design to a company like Goodyear or Honda.
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