Although ‘physics’ in general isn’t what we’re used to in Second Life yet, this looks like an incredibly neat ‘under construction and alpha or beta we’re working on it still not even sure we’ll ever use it’ patch by 3Di (read also region splitting on OpenSim): ‘OpenSim Physics With Joints’.
“Experimental testbed for investigating joints with physics (ODE physics). This will allow wheeled vehicles, ragdolls, and mechanical/robotic assemblies to be interactively built within the standard viewer and controllable through scripting. This project is unstable and will likely change drastically as development progresses.”
Do you think Moterati, Fiat & the like might return ‘full force’ if we can have real looking crash test dummies? ;) My favourite moment is “Arise!” though. Imagine a legion of the unused, buried-in-inventory plywood prims! ;)