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Watch NASA Modular Robotic Vehicle out for a test drive on Earth (Video)

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There’s another player in Electric Vehicle segment trying to draw the future of mobility closer.

We talk about Tesla, Google and a few others quite often regarding innovation in Electric Vehicle technology. And we mostly miss the NASA in our chit chats as they would never sell whatever they make in their garage. Anyways, here is something very interesting from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration agency of America, that would make us feel the future of wheeled machinery is much closer to the present.

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The new robot from NASA.

NASA calls it the Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV), which was put on demonstration recently. The Electric Vehicle does have a golf-cart appeal, but would you like to know that this piece of equipment would soon serve as the basis for testing of rovers which would soon be driven on other planets like Mars?

The NASA Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) is driven by four independent motors (one driving each wheel), which are capable of complete 180 degree rotation for versatile vehicular turns. Not there there would be any parking issue in Mars, but the facility will allow quick and easy drift and spin, for more agile and effective manoeuvrability.

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Techspecs of Nasa Modular Robotic Vehicle

To make things more fun, of course you wouldn’t be thinking that an astronaut would actually be driving this Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) on another planet, this Electric Vehicle will be operated by remote control, with high level functions.

Just food for thought.


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Ashwin Ram N P

Ashwin Ram N P

Life after college in 2014 has seen Ashwin Ram propel himself wholeheartedly into the auto industry. Information is never enough for this young blogger who enthusiastically ticks his elaborate checklist at each drive. The need to add that one extra detail ensures select articles that are upbeat, and comprehensive.

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