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NASA Concept Can Drive Sideways

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Aug 19, 2008 • References: designeast.eu and thedesignblog.org
The NASA concept car is innovative not only in its appearance, but also in the car’s ability to spin 360 degrees on the spot, as well as drive sideways. Designed by Czech industrial design students Marek Kedzierski and Michal Vlèek, NASA is a finalist in the Škoda Auto, competition.

Besides the cool spinning factor, NASA has no doors, slick looking wheel rims and in-line seating for two. The entire upper section of the cockpit lifts up to allow access. Once settled inside, the upper body, which is made of neoprene, closes slowly over the passengers, fitting around the neck and head restraint, similar to a kayak. I’m not sure where the gauges are, but then do we need to know how fast we are going, or how much ‘gas’ is left in, the future? Details, details.