FLORIDA — An art newspaper has an answer for you, thanks to a car!
The Orlando Sentinel has published a series of photographs documenting the various parts of a new concept car.
The cars are being built in Florida and will be used to test how the technology will be delivered to customers, according to the newspaper.
The Sentinel’s report notes that the cars are “the first of their kind in the United States.”
The cars come in all shapes and sizes, including a full-size version with wheels as tall as three feet, a small sedan with a trunk as big as a large SUV, a hybrid electric vehicle, and a full electric vehicle.
The article points out that the car will be powered by the technology of a “fusion battery pack that can power a range of electric vehicles that currently cannot travel the road in their current form,” the Sentinel reports.
The new concept vehicles have the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
The car will go from zero to 100 miles per hour in 1.3 seconds.
“They can be operated in a multitude of ways, including the usual human mode, where passengers simply sit back and watch as the vehicle performs a 180 degree turn and the driver drives the car forward in the opposite direction, as if the vehicle were on autopilot,” the article continues.
“Or, they can be programmed to do something that requires the driver to sit in a virtual corner while a computer tracks the vehicle’s speed and angle, allowing them to accelerate, accelerate, and accelerate.”
The Sentinel also notes that a driver could “set their own desired speed” by driving the vehicle, while another could “control its acceleration.”
“It’s not the kind of car you want to go on a mission in, but if you have to travel for work or school, or want to commute, or you’re looking for an affordable car to travel to and from work, this is probably the most compelling alternative yet,” the newspaper reports.
“The Sentinel reports that the technology is not yet commercially available.
There’s no word on when or if it will be ready for the market.
The project is funded through a $30 million grant from the US Department of Energy.”
The technology for a new car has yet to be tested, but the Sentinel states that “if it works well, it could make it possible for people to drive themselves around on public roads without relying on a car to take them there.”
The article also notes the “potential for widespread adoption.”
The news outlet adds that “the Sentinel’s coverage of these projects has earned the publication a place in many people’s ‘Top 10 Most Important News’ lists.”