South-pointing Chariot - Chariots Without Differential Gears

Chariots Without Differential Gears

Although the hypothesis that the south-pointing chariot used differential gears has gained wide acceptance, it should be recognized that functional south-pointing chariots without differential gears are possible. The ancient descriptions are often unclear, but they suggest that the Chinese implemented several different designs, at least some of which did not include differentials.

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... Some south-pointing chariots may not have been purely mechanical devices ... Someone riding inside the chariot may have used some non-mechanical method of determining the compass directions, and turned the doll on top of the chariot accordingly ... by the 11th Century CE, when south-pointing chariots were still being made and used ...

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