Japanese firm, Four Link Systems has unveiled its newest invention. An electric shape shifting transformer-inspired robot car that has two large fins at the back with brake lights and a huge opening cockpit for the driver to step into.
The car looks like any other futuristic electric car and drives like a regular car with steering wheel and pedals that is until the car is transformed into the robot, just like Optimus Prime or Bumblebee from the Transformers franchise, using the company’s clever motor system.
Parking space issues may soon become a thing of the past as the robot car can fold itself up and squeeze into small spaces.
Four Link Systems is however yet to get permission to try the car on public roads ahead of actual sales. Their first challenge according to them was to build a car that can beat a Toyota, but since they were unable to compete with the auto giant in terms of performance, cost or brand power, they focused on design and came up with the idea of a robot-like vehicle.
The company stated that they have already accepted 30 orders from clients from Japan, China and Dubai, where it would be used at airports and tourist locations. This means the high cost of the car does not matter to some people. The Robot-like car costs as much as a high-end Lexus at £52,000(about $70,000,#24,235,200)
The car is expected to be on the road by March 2018.