Side steering car

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Side steering car

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Side steering car… Modern Mechanix, 1932.

FORDS have been forced to do strange things in the past, but the honors for odd performances to date go to a machine, built by a Pontiac, Mich., mechanic, which can move sideways at an angle of 65 degrees, and thus make parking an extremely simple matter.

As demonstrated in the photo above, the machine has each of its wheels mounted on a steering hub, so that a turn of the steering mechanism operates all four wheels.

2 thoughts on “Side steering car

  1. Joe says:

    Ah, a pre-cursor to the autonomous, sideways parking, “traffic busting” truck we built on Prototype This episode 3 using Mecanum wheels. But, our solution wasn’t quite as graceful :)


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