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.
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 […]
Hitlist scans travel sites and alerts users when it’s cheapest to fly to their dream destinations. The app displays photos of cities, basic tourist information, and the current best airfare from users’ preferred airports. Travelers tap ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to create a list of locations. They also indicate places they’ve visited previously, enabling Hitlist to learn […]
The Lumen is the first of its kind: a bicycle designed specifically for city riding with integrated retro-reflection. This patented innovation returns any light that hits the Lumen’s frame and wheels directly back to the light source. Available single speed or fully geared, in 5 sizes, the Lumen is the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective […]