Students and teachers at the Automobile Engineering Course of Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan have created the world’s lowest roadworthy car. Called the “Mirai” which means future in Japanese, the car runs on six main batteries and is the Guinness World Record holder for lowest roadworthy car is just 17.79 inches from the ground to the highest part of the car. Mirai took over a year to create including several months spent planning.
A total of nine teachers and 12 students collaborated on the project. “It can be frightening to drive MIRAI on a big street, especially when the speed goes over 40km/h because the road is very close to the driver’s eye point,” said Harada Kazunari, Principal at Okayama Sanyo High School. “Also, you can feel afraid that you will be run over by other cars. So, we make it a rule, when we drive MIRAI on a busy street, to place a leading car to the front of MIRAI, and a guarding car in the rear.”