Carver One and Its Technology

With the emergence of technology comes the innovation of different innovative tools and equipment that aims to make our lives easier. Not only had this but technology also advanced the style and comfort of these innovations. They are designed to show aesthetics and style and at the same time to promote the highest level of convenience.

One innovative vehicle that promotes aesthetics and functionality is the Carver One. It is a three-wheeled vehicle which uses an automatic balancing technology to balance the passenger compartment under all conditions. Unlike traditional sports cars, Carver One is unique with its extraordinary design and structure. Its size is almost half of a regular car. Imagine not having your whole garage occupied by your vehicle. You would probably have a custom garage door that does not need to consider the size of your vehicle in its construction.

So how does Carver One work?

Carver One vehicles are powered by an automatic balancing system called “Dynamic Vehicle Control System”. This system allows full stability under all circumstances. From the steering angle, the accelerator pedal position and the brake pressure the desired motion is derived while the actual vehicle motion is derived from the yaw rate and the lateral acceleration. The system regulates the engine torque and the wheel brake pressures using traction control components to minimize the difference between the actual and the desired motion.

The Carver One only transports one person. This has been most valued principle of this vehicle innovation as only one person can ride Carver One. Aside from the fact that it can save space in your garage, it can also save space in the streets. Given the size of the Carver One, it also ensures speed, comfort and stability which can lead to an exceptional and enjoyable driving experience.

With the great demands of Carver One comes the opportunity to manufacture vehicles to meet their demands. Many car manufacturing company are starting to produce Carver One with different style and functionalities. With its aspect of combining a motorcycle and a car, the Carver One ensures safety and design. The three-wheel Carver One is said to have the comfort, controls and stability of a normal car while showing the dynamic cornering behavior of a motorcycle.

This hybrid of a motorcycle and a car comes at an expensive price. When it was first introduced in the market, it did not receive a great acceptance immediately. Some companies selling Carver One ended up filing for bankruptcy in 2009. However, the comeback of the Carver One in the market became very successful after a few years. It was then reported that international vehicle companies already sold more than millions of units around the world.

Dynamic Vehicle Control system

Dynamic Vehicle Control system

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 behavior 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.

Flying car

The PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) is an autogyro developed from the Carver. It made its first flight in April 2012.

Reception

The Carver One has been reviewed by various celebrities 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 program 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.”[20][21] 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.