If you’re going to drive around in a solar-powered vehicle, you might as well make it a snazzy one. Enter the Terrestrial Shrub Rover, a solar-powered vehicle that looks, as you may have guessed, exactly like a large shrub.
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According to Shull, “In the spirit of NASA and its forthcoming 2020 lunar expeditions in preparation for colonizing the moon, the Terrestrial Shrub Rover presents the opportunity to explore terrestrial and social environments back on Earth from within a manned, foliage bedecked, solar electric powered rover.”
The shrub rover doesn’t have a windshield. It does, however, have video screens and a control unit for the driver. And a second version, currently under development, will be remote-controlled via webcam. It goes without saying that if Shull ever puts the rover on sale we’ll be first in line!
+ Justin Shull