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.
Air France’s take on Fruit Ninja, Cloud Slicer has passengers trying to slash the most clouds floating across the screen. Launched at two airports in Singapore and Japan, travelers waiting for their flights were able to compete in the upgrade challenge. The players who racked up the most points were given seats in new business […]
Source Creatively taking on the question of “How can we make our cities safer places?”, smart embarked on a #WhatAreYouFOR campaign that keeps pedestrians occupied while waiting to cross street. It installed a “dancing traffic light” which puts on a spin on the traditional, illuminated red person used to indicate vehicular safety. Pedestrians contribute to the […]
Surf Air is an “all-you-can-fly” start-up for frequent fliers that is disrupting the market for intercity air travel in California, offering private jet travel at near-commercial pricing. Surf Air’s business model is radical in its simplicity. After a one-time fee of $1,000, members pay $1,750 a month. Then they fly all they want, every day […]
New business ideas curated by Emma Bailey. Thanks! Looking for a new way to commute to and from work? Recent technological advancements in the cycling and commuting world have created a whole new perspective on transportation. From electric wheels to smart scooters, the 2st century has really gifted us with new means of getting places. WIth […]