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Differtimento

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Differtimento is a vehicle which incorporates a relatively simple mechanism to change the shape of its wheelbase. It mounts two motors in a skid-steerer configuration: each motor is connected to the wheels on one side. When the motors and wheels on both sides move in the same direction, the wheel alignment remains fixed. But when they turn in different directions, the wheelbase automatically changes shape to provide better traction while turning. A differential gear mechanically "detects" in which direction is each of the motors turning and triggers the transformation of the wheelbase semi-automatically.

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