The unique property of the Carver One is its automatic balancing “Dynamic Vehicle Control” system, which is said to allow full stability under almost all circumstances. Thanks to this DVC technology its cornering behaviour is said to feel natural and pleasant.
In 2007 it was announced that a California company called Venture Vehicles would be producing the VentureOne, a vehicle using Carver’s DVC system. The VentureOne was to be produced in three models: the e50 hybrid, the Q100 high performance hybrid, and the EV all electric. In December 2008 Venture Vehicles was renamed Persu Mobility. Persu Mobility continued to hold an exclusive license in North America to produce vehicles using the DVC system and began pre-registration for a vehicle with an internal combustion engine called the Persu V3, to be available in 2014. Persu has also planned future production of a plug-in hybrid. The DVC system also is licensed to PAL-V who are developing a full-fledged flying and driving vehicle. The DVC system has been demonstrated on a self-balancing ATV.
The PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) is an autogyro developed from the Carver. It made its first flight in April 2012.
The Carver One has been reviewed by various celebreties in various shows: In 2002 journalists Karl Tsigdinos and Conor Feehan got the chance to pilot the original Carver One on the ITV motoring program Drive!.
On BBC’s Top Gear programme in 2002, Jeremy Clarkson said, “I have to say, absolute hand on heart, I’ve never had so much fun in a car, really and truthfully, and I don’t think I’d ever tire of it.” Shortly thereafter the Carver One also featured in a special video of Jeremy Clarkson called “Shoot-out.” He announced the vehicle to be “the most fun you can have.”
Jenson Button tested the Carver One in 2004. “this car or bike or whatever you want to call it, is possibly the weirdest thing I have driven”
The Carvers have also starred in Sky Three “The Race” equipped with paint ball guns and driven by celebrities, and also Channel Fives “Gadget Show”.
Most recently the Carver One featured on the intro to Amazon Prime’s Grand Tour Season One Episode 5 Moroccan Roll, but did not feature in the show.