WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlighs - January 2, 2018 - Real-life Transformers: £50,000 folding electric car modelled on shape-shifting robots is developed in Japan


( A JAPANESE firm has unveiled its new electric car - a shapeshifiting Transformers-inspired robot.

The Earth-1 - designed by the man behind a famous Japanese anime video game - can shift from a regular car to an upright mode at the flick of a joystick.

Four Link Systems commissioned Kunio Okawara, designer of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" game, to sketch the wild concept.It has two large fins at the back with brake lights and a huge opening cockpit for the driver to step into.It looks like any other futuristic electric car and drives like a regular car with steering wheel and pedals.

That is until you transform the car into the robot just like Optimus Prime or Bumblebee using the company's clever motor system.

As nothing like this really existed outside of the movies, Four Link was left to design it from scratch.The next step is to get permission to trial on public roads ahead of actual sales.The Earth-1 is priced at 8million yen (£52,720) - not completely out of budget for a wealthy businessman.And it has already had interest from Japan and an overseas airport who want to use it in a ride-sharing scheme.

According to thesun.

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