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Watch one company turn a BMW into a real-life transformer

Sept. 23, 2016

The Turkish company Letvision has created a real-life transformer using a BMW.

There are many imaginary things that I wish were real: unicorns, money trees, donuts with no calories. But it looks like one iconic robot has made the leap from imaginary to real; a fate usually only reserved for Pinocchio. The Turkish company Letvision has created a real-life transformer using a BMW.

According to Andrew Liszewski for Gizmodo: "There’s a very good chance that Letvision has overestimated the demand for full-sized Transformers toys. But there’s certainly a billionaire or two out there who’d be happy to buy one of these for their kids.

At least the company built a fully working prototype called Letrons that transforms all by itself, and actually drives, via a remote control, when in its BMW vehicle mode. Is it as dynamic as the computer-generated Transformers in Michael Bay’s movies? Not at all. But it’s real."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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