Similar to the self-balancing scooter, the Hovertrax features a platform that connects two electric motor-powered wheels, which use gyroscopes and accelerometers to keep users upright. After stepping onto the vehicle, users lean forward to start moving. The platform is split into two, enabling users to turn by putting greater pressure on one side than the other. The batteries that power the device allow riders to travel at up to six miles per hour for around four miles. Without handles users can step off the machine at any point and at nine pounds in weight, the vehicle can easily be carried by hand or in a backpack when not in use. The video below shows the Hovertrax in action:
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 […]