As part of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program to boot the survivability and mobility of Army combat vehicles, DARPA researchers whipped up high-tech Reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) upgrades that “transition from a round wheel to a triangular track and back again while the vehicle is on the move” — in short, allowing Humvees to transform into tracked vehicles on the fly.
DARPA Literally Reinvented The Wheel
I guess there'd have to be an algorithmic way of determining if the terrain under the wheeltrack better suits a wheel or a track, so it can automatically decide what to be. Maybe that could be as simple as the biome, and/or the amount of change in elevation in the very local area.
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