This Self-Propelled Tank Tread Looks Like The FutureRaphael Orlove2/18/14 7:00pmFiled to: Car DesignTreadsWinter DrivingSnowTanklopnik012EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkGIF This might seem like a bit of an exaggeration, but this self-propelled electric tank tread looks a lot like a potential future for transportation design.It's called MTT-136, for My Track Technology. It's the product of Québécois inventor Yvon Martel (here are some of his patents). At first it looks at first like a big, all-terrain electric sled, but it also looks like it could be extremely, extremely practical. The whole drivetrain is contained in a single unit, so it would be very easy to haul whatever you want around. Something like a mechanical horse for the postmodern age.