The iglidur®-car

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Let me re-cap on exactly what iglidur is:


This is our iglidur®-car in front of the Ars Electronica Center – Linz. 

Our iglidur®-car is a normal compact vehicle yet modified by us. First of all, we painted it in orange and gave it the official igus® style. With the outside ready to shine, we focused on the inner aspects. The Univerity of Applied Science of Cologne in cooperation with igus® employees and the German Technical Inspection Association (TÜV), had a closer look and dismantled the iglidur®-car. Based on the general question “How can they be replaced best?”, a total of 56 igus® bearings were exchanged in the following areas:

  • Seat adjustment
  • Brake pedal
  • Gearshift
  • Hand brake
  • Window lifter
  • Convertible roof pivot points
  • Windscreen wiper mechanics
  • Throttle valves
  • Alternator

Transformation of the iglidur®-car (Arrow indicates bearing): Top left – Window lifter, Top right – Alternator, Bottom left – Hand brake, Bottom right – Gear selector

All in all, the car has travelled more than 50.000 km from Cologne around the world: India, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil, Alaska and USA.

The iglidur®-car has seen quite a bit. 

Now it’s time to conquer Europe starting in Austria!

Let’s see what happens,

Karl