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              APEX VERUS  (*)                   
                          (*Automotive Prototype EXperimental for VERUS)
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MULTI-LEVEL Low Carbon Vehicle prototype design incorporating  proprietary VERUS , H-Grid , FCBeV technology applicable to a mid-sized passenger car 
 
 
Concept and design synopsis**

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VERUS "Multiform" Artchitecture
 
Conceptual background
Verus stands for Variable Element Readjusting(Reconfigurable) Unitary Structure. In usual (contemporary) car design the norm is for most vehicles to be constructed on rigidly fixed platforms (chassis) that determine exclusively and permanently the physical body form of the vehicle, i.e either saloon, hatchback, 2- or 4-door , etc without any real possibility normally to vary the body shape at  later time*. This is often due to engineering and economic necessity or expediency, in that it may be deemed too expensive or too complex to bother changing the said norms above. However we at Maegumechs believe approach can be devised to mitigate against or even overcome these issues, in the careful redesign of  platform to make it re-confugrable, i.e 'multi-form'(M). The advantages of a structurally adjustable platform, or 'multiform', are immediately obvious:
1- Versatility - individual preferences and requirements of end users are easily catered for
2- Economy - Any unnecessary parts on the vehicle are 'dialed out' and not carried around as excessive dead-weight, and later  can be called back into service when required again.
 
* exceptions: Coupe-Cabrio, ragtops:
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 DEMOVIDEO
Z-Form Door System
 
** All DESIGNS AND MATERIAL DEPICTED ARE COPYRIGHT-PROTECTED
 

Posted by Traxbox Amspug on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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Prototype Design- APEX I,II
 
VERUS APEX aims to create an easily reconfigurable  so-called 'multiform' car using spatially variable elements in part of the car structure. On this first prototype design the main transfor-mation process areas include main side panels (doors,  rear first quarter fenders), the rear sub-chassis (boot and part of roof)  which also bears the rear passenger cell. This latter (rear part of the passenger cell) is actually a separate structure on its own,  capable of being completely disconnected and removed from the rest of the vehicle.  In normal operation it however needs only to slide forwards, while at the same time the seat bench can be folded up completely or to just a single seat (for 2+1 mode), shortening the car by over one third of original length. The rest of the body panels  together 'collapse' or move forward to turn the vehicle into a two-seater drive , giving the  so called 'micro mode' configuration. Work and testing is in progress to refine this basic design further.
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DIAGRAMATIC REPRESENTATIONS
(Caution!: Flashing Images & Animations) Click to enlarge images
CAD imagery and Animation

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Apex Z-Form graphics
 

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apexverus2_2+3 Standardform
 
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APEX VERUS II proto

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