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.
WHEELRIDER is a new generation of modular top cases for motorcycles that allows riders to use their top cases also as a wheeled case, to check it in as an airplane carry-on, to travel on a train, or just to unlock it and take it easily in the hotel or in the office. It is […]
If you are a dog lover living in Canada, you will be thrilled to know that organization 3 Million Dogs has partnered up with Uber and dog shelters across the country to deliver puppies to offices for “puppy play dates” on Thursday, 30 April 2015 between 11am and 3pm in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton […]
Volvo and a start-up made Life Paint – a wash-off reflective spray for bikes. The invisible spray covers anything in reflective particles and glows at night. It contains powder-fine reflective particles designed to react to a car’s headlights, alerting drivers to the presence of cyclists in the dark. The paint is invisible in daylight, but in […]
If you love biking to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the Raht Racer is just the cycle for you. This hybrid vehicle amplifies pedal power to enable cyclists to travel at car speeds while still getting a workout, and it has a roof to keep you dry in wet […]