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.
If you love turning heads when you take a ride around town, then the Ryno electric unicycle is probably for you. Designer Chris Hoffmann had his eyes set on the Segway crowd when he started work on the Ryno, and he has come up with quite the interesting looking one-wheeled auto. The cost for a pre-production […]
With its rich history, array of cultural sites and cosmopolitan vibe, Amsterdam has a lot to offer. However, both tourists and locals alike often fall into the vicious cycle of ending up at the same places without venturing out to the new ones. DELI Amsterdam is based on the idea that everyone experiences a city […]
While many people will tell you that commuting by bicycle is less stressful than driving, the fact remains that it can still be … well, stressful. While you could try to determine the least-taxing route by jotting down how tense you are in which places, doing so could get pretty complicated. The MindRider, however, is […]
The farmer from Changsha who brought us this functional battery-powered suitcase that doubles as a scooter, which he has dubbed the City Cab, takes the baby for a test run. We say it lives up to the hype. He Liang spent around 10 years building the City Cab, made up of an electric scooter embedded […]