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.
When you’re in a new city for one night, randomly picking a restaurant from the lists friends have emailed (or what Yelp or Instagram might suggest) has the potential to be a bust. But also, there’s no interaction with the city and its people. The best use of your time, we highly recommend, is getting […]
If you think a bicycle is just a lower body workout, then the TwiCycle might change your mind. This bicycle lets you pedal, unusually enough, with your hands as well as your legs. How does it work? The bicycle modifies the front section near the steering, adding a pedalling mechanism that can be worked with […]
The CHITA is an affordable bionic designed smart carbon E-Bike. To ease carrying and better performance, the Chita team decided to reduce the body frame weight by using firm and lightweight carbon fiber which is the best possible material to keep it less than 2kg (4.4 lbs). Being smart is crucial today, so Chita has made […]
CycloShield is a comprehensive electronic system for passive safety, which helps commuters and sports people to have a safer experience on the road, through three outstanding features: threat detection, offenders recording and SOS. Equipped with a set of sensors that allows detection of accidents and falls, CycloShield is able to autonomously detect the approach or threat […]