When we talk about the cars of the future, we’re normally bandying around names like Google and Tesla. NASA’s engineers at the Johnson Space Center might have just trumped those other names after unveiling its new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype.
While it may look like the world’s dullest golf cart, the MRV is actually a futuristic EV that could serve as the test bed for future rovers, amongst other things.
As you can see in the video, the whip has four independent motors, one built into each wheel, and each one had a full 180 degrees of movement. That makes “drifting” a breeze, not to mention parking your car into a tight space on a crowded highway. In addition, passengers can ignore the steering wheel and let a user control your trip from a distance, making it ideal for freaking out drive-thru attendants the world over. In fact, for that reason alone, we’ll take two.