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Tag: Transportation

Real Hoverbike in the Works: Just Don’t Fall Off

Real Hoverbike in the Works: Just Don’t Fall Off
When I think of the concept of a hoverbike, what comes to mind is those speeder bikes from the Star Wars saga. You know the ones that the Scout troopers use on Endor in Return of the Jedi.

EDWARD, aka Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (and no Gerbiling)

EDWARD, aka Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (and no Gerbiling)
There are lots of ways to get around town, but I’m pretty sure that most of us have never driven around in an electric diwheel transportation device. Nope, didn’t think so. EDWARD (which stands for Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping) was created by students at the University of Adelaide’s School of Mechanical Engineering.

Geely McCar: Electric Car Has Electric Scooter in the Trunk

Geely McCar: Electric Car Has Electric Scooter in the Trunk
Geely’s new McCar concept vehicle stuffs an electric scooter in the back. While this might sound like science-fiction, it’s actually going to be made. The main question will be if it’s going to be available in the US.

WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel

WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel
Monocycles are quite popular in science fiction, cartoons and video games – General Grievous drove one, and the world of Gantz also had huge and menacing ones – but I never thought there were actually ones for sale until I read about the WheelSurf.

Electric VeloMini Bike: Green and Geeky

Electric VeloMini Bike: Green and Geeky
If you are the sort that has to commute a relatively long distance each day, but you want to do that commute with a small and green bike you don’t have to pedal, the VeloMini could be just the ticket.

If Skynet Made Bikes, the M55 Hybrid Would be It

If Skynet Made Bikes, the M55 Hybrid Would be It
Despite most popular opinions, I really liked the Terminator Salvation flick. My favorite machines in the movie were those cool motorcycles that Skynet built. I think if Skynet built bikes, the M55 Hybrid Bike would be what they looked like.

Massively Geeky Concept Bike Will Get You Laughed at

Massively Geeky Concept Bike Will Get You Laughed at
Concepts come in all sorts of varieties. We get the stuff that we all really want to see built and then we get the stuff that’s sort of weird and would surely get us laughed at if it were real.

Colorware Now Painting Segways: as if They Needed to Stand Out More

Colorware Now Painting Segways: as if They Needed to Stand Out More
ColorWare is certainly diversifying this year. They started out painting small gadgets, then consoles, then they started selling custom-colored HDTVs. Now they’re offering to color anyone who has a Segway i2, and of course they’re selling brand new ones as well.

Giant Elevator Carries Up to 80 People: Talk About Raising the Bar

Giant Elevator Carries Up to 80 People: Talk About Raising the Bar
The new building where Hankyu Department Store is in also has several floors of offices, and is situated right on top of one of the largest train terminals in Japan, which means a ton of people will pass through or go to that building everyday.

Duro Flash LED Warning Lights: Flares Are So Analog

Duro Flash LED Warning Lights: Flares Are So Analog
The Duro Flash LED warning lights provide 4 hours of light between charges. They’re made of cast aluminum and can withstand up to 20,000 lbs. If Dr. Sheldon Cooper ever learns how to drive, I’m pretty sure he’d have this in his car instead of flares.

Dude Converts Garbage Truck Into Home

Dude Converts Garbage Truck Into Home
Some guy decided that he had enough of this world and proceeded to live in a garbage truck. But this isn’t just any old garbage truck, this thing is actually somebody’s house! The conversion process was quite impressive and the inside doesn’t look anything like a garbage truck anymore.

Chariot Skates: One More Way to Get a Sports-Related Injury

Chariot Skates: One More Way to Get a Sports-Related Injury
This unusual looking contrivance most definitely isn’t your everyday roller skate. Chariot Skates combine the mobility of rollerblades with movements that are reminiscent of skiing. To ride in a pair of Chariot Skates, you place your foot in the stirrup and then strap your leg into the top half.

The Copenhagen Wheel, Making Your Biking Trip Smarter and Easier

The Copenhagen Wheel, Making Your Biking Trip Smarter and Easier
This week, MIT unveiled the Copenhagen Wheel at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change in Denmark. The wheel works with the power of you – every time you brake while biking, it charges the wheel’s internal battery for use later on your trip.

Cool Rider: Like a Segway, but Not Really

Cool Rider: Like a Segway, but Not Really
Lately, we’ve been running into lots of unusual personal transportation vehicles. The Cool Rider is just the latest attempt to dethrone the venerable Segway from the top of the single-person transporter heap. The Cool Rider isn’t quite as schmancy as a Segway, but it still looks like a fun way to get around.

Yikebike: the Sitting Man’S Segway

Yikebike: the Sitting Man’S Segway
The YikeBike is a new electric transport vehicle coming from New Zealand. The compact personal transporter features an innovative design that can speed you along through city streets and country roads without ever requiring you to stand up.

Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All

Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All
Gundam fans! Veda (Vader?) is real! And it’s in Japan of course. Fortunately the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre isn’t out to control or enslave humanity. It’s a joint project by robotics company Tmsuk Co.