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.
It wasn’t too long ago that we were all amazed by the introduction of the Segway – How can a vehicle with just two side-by-side wheels stay upright? we wondered. Since then, however, contraptions such as the Solowheel and OneWheel have shown that even a single wheel will work. The SBU and U3-X added a […]
GoMetro has launched a Email My Boss service for commuters to initiate an email to their employers from a delayed train. Employees on their way to work who are delayed or late due to train delays and disruptions can now send their employers an Email or they can access it via USSD by dialing *120*4668#.
McDonald’s has launched a wonderful new takeaway pack called ‘McBike’ for cyclists. The carrier allows riders to conveniently hang their purchased burger, drink and fries on the bicycle’s handlebar. The concept, created by agency Tribal Buenos Aires, was first launched in Copenhagen–Denmark’s capital well known for its cycling culture–followed by Medellin, Columbia. The fast food […]
Evovelo, inspired by racing technology “eco-marathon” and “solar race”, has designed the first fully enclosed solar vehicle. It is able to operate as a vehicle for transporting people and freight, all with minimal environmental impact thanks to its hybrid propulsion system (solar/electric/human) and the materials and processes used to manufacture its first model: mö, the […]