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Tag: Transportation

Brown Energy: Buses in Oslo to be Fueled by Methane Fermented From Human Waste

Brown Energy: Buses in Oslo to be Fueled by Methane Fermented From Human Waste
Did you know that a year’s worth of human excrement is equivalent to 2.1 gallons of diesel? Well it is. So says Ole Jakob Johansen, an officer at Oslo, Norway’s city hall. And Johansen isn’t just spouting random, disgusting trivia: in 2010 Norway’s capital will start rolling out buses fueled with methane, which in turn will be extracted from sewage.

Scarpar: the Anywhere Board

Scarpar: the Anywhere Board
The people behind Scarpar wanted to “extend the snowboard season” which they say is quite brief in Australia. Some say that the skateboard was made so that surfers could still surf even if waves were flat.

Smart Speed Bump Rewards Good Driving

Smart Speed Bump Rewards Good Driving
A pair of designers, Jae-yun Kim & Jong-Su Lee, have come up with a speed bump that actually knows and rewards you if you’re obeying speed limits. Vehicles who just gun it upon driving over the speed bump will encounter a normal speed bump, but those who do slow down to below 30 km/h (about 19 mi/h) will be given milk & cookies and a pat on the back.

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude
This “capsule train” concept will give each person their own little train compartment fiefdom to rule on their way to work. Their are individual capsules that fit one person, or larger 4-person capsules. The concept was designed by Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan from Melbourne, Australia.

Desktop Boat Speaker: Come Sail Away

Desktop Boat Speaker: Come Sail Away
Here’s a speaker for your computer that’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. The Nexspeaker FS-701SW sound system is designed to look like a wee sailboat that you can set on your desk. Left and right channel speakers are embedded into the sails, while the boat’s hull serves as the woofer.

Magicwheel: 20 Mph on a Single Wheel

Magicwheel: 20 Mph on a Single Wheel
This dramatic looking mode of transportation is said to be the modern day replacement for the skateboard. Using a single large bicycle (or I guess that would be unicycle) wheel in front and a smaller caster in the rear for steering, it lets you achieve speeds up to 20 miles per hour, simply using your own leg strength to kick off.

Rolling Treadmill Speeds You Down the Street

Rolling Treadmill Speeds You Down the Street
The guys over at dutch design firm OOOMS are best known for their wooden memory sticks, but here’s another interesting contraption that they also are responsible for. Looking like a treadmill on wheels, the Speedy Rollator uses a special gear drive system to multiply your walking efforts and increase your pace.

Sony to Compete With Segway?

Sony to Compete With Segway?
A recently filed patent application from Sony shows that they are working on a technology that is similar to that in the ubiquitous (and superfluous) Segway Human Transporter. The patent abstract, titled “Vehicle steerable by movement of center of gravity” describes the invention as follows: …a vehicle which can travel in the front and back direction and which can turn by right and left wheels rotated when a rider riding on a step-board moves the position of rider’s balance from the center of a vehicle base.