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.
Meet Skreemr, the concept Mach 10 jet that would make the Concorde look like a hot air balloon. The proposed hypersonic aircraft would travel at the equivalent of 7,673 miles per hour, five times faster than the other popular high speed passenger jet – that means traveling from New York City to London in about […]
Holiday company, STA Travel concluded its UK wide ‘Find Your State of Play’ bus tour at Westfield London yesterday (11 August). From 10am to 8pm, passers-by were invited to don an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, which delivered 360-degree experiences of US cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles. The top deck of the […]
Think “rounded caravan” and you probably think of the teardrop trailer. But a new British outfit has a different shape in mind for the towable living module. Go Barefoot molds the camping trailer into a more three-dimensional, egg-like shape in its Barefoot caravan. The immediately cool, indisputably classic trailer packs an interior that’s cozy enough […]
Created by design team Akki Reddy Challa, Fabien Chancel, and Michael Harboun, The Aeon Project takes on the challenge of melding interactive apps with a flying car. Their vision can be driven manually or in automatic mode to create an interactive vision of sustainable transportation. The vehicle allows the driver to sit in a traditional […]