Sci-fi fans will probably see the resemblance with Star-Trek’s Enterprise, but rather than roaming the galaxy exploring new worlds, this one would beat that urban villain called road traffic.
Designed by Russian inventor Dahir Semonov, the proposed electric vehicle with telescopic legs would rise above congested traffic and move around effortlessly using monorails placed in median strips. Two gyroscopes in each pod would be responsible for stabilizing the whole structure.
The inventor also envisions a future for his gyroscopic pods as emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and fire trucks, quickly weaving through congested roads.
Dahir Semonov, who is also the director of Dahir Insaat, says the company is ready to start building a prototype model and is hoping for investors worldwide to hop in and join the journey.
• This article was amended on 3 May 2018 to stress that the project is merely a concept and has never been built.
Edited by City of Future’s staff.