If you’ve ever dreamed of levitating out of traffic when cycling to work, your dreams may soon come true. Three Czech companies have joined forces to develop a helicopter/bicycle hybrid, complete with giant propellers above the front and rear wheels. Although the bike isn’t quite ready to carry a human on board, it has already been tested by remote control and it can fly for five minutes straight.
The helicopter bike prototype may look a little like the rider is transporting two wind turbines, but those cage-protected propellers create enough power to lift the bike vertically into flight. Weighing in at 209 pounds, the prototype has two large battery-operated propellers on the front and back, and one smaller propeller on each side which is supposed to give steering control in addition to flight.
Many cities around the world — from New York City to Buenos Aires — are investing more in bike share systems as a form of public transportation. But the bikes don’t come with helmets, so riders must either bring their own — which can be cumbersome to carry around — or go without. A new invention, called the EcoHelmet, […]
The Foldylock Compact is a premium folding bike lock features the perfect mix between protection, weight, and design. The Compact is made of six hardened steel links over-molded by a reinforced-military graded-UV treated polymer. It makes it both “friendly” to your bike’s paint job and protected against the elements – so it will maintain its fresh […]
If you drive a business vehicle and use it in your personal life, the chances are you’ll be racking up the miles and potentially having to spend lots on fuel. This latter point need not necessarily be the case though, there are several ways you can help make this situation more affordable for both you […]
Singapore will trial a pair of driverless buses. No, not micro buses, nor “Ollis” — full-sized buses, measuring 12 meters (40 feet) long. The vehicles will operate in the Jurong West region of Singapore, where the island’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is situated. The buses will ferry up to 80 people between NTU and the […]