While researching Materials and Vehicles that defy extreme conditions, discovering «skipping» snowmobiles was fascinating: Although they tend to sink if they stop, with continuous fullspeed, snowmobiles are able to ride on lakes! Their sturdy & powerful caterpillars suit a lot of different undergrounds.
As a hybrid, being able to cross areas covered by water, ice and snow – AMPH1B1OU5 combines the mighty propulsion of a snowmobile with floating units of a catamaran. In arctic regions like Alaksa or Greenland, it has a wide field of application. Possible users range from explorers and rescue teams to adventurers and winter sports enthusiasts.
Project: In cooperation with Dominik Ulmann, 2016