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When Star Wars Snowspeeder meets all-terrain vehicle, you get the RDSV (Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle). Created by industrial designer Juan Garcia Mansilla, this two-seater is capable of high speeds in polar environments, and designed for medical emergencies, rescue missions, and exploration. Sport applications are possible should there be sufficient interest, since its adaptive traction system allows it to trek through deep or hard snow. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The whole idea started with the traction system, something that could allow high speeds across Antarctica but could also climb up a mountain for an avalanche rescue operation. Then the whole vehicle was built around it. RDSV features an adaptive traction system that allows for an effective displacement over both ice/hard snow or deep snow. Each wheel is made up by twelve individual units, each with two different paddles: a small one (for hard surfaces) and a big one (for deep snow). Depending on the terrain, each unit rotates accordingly to expose the desired paddle,” said Beautiful Life.