Gallery: Electric Diwheel is a New Kind of Urban Vehicle That Can Flip ...

 

The future of urban transportation might feel more like a theme park than stop and go traffic if this electric diwheel catches on. Fourteen students from the University of Adelaide, Australia have re-envisioned the future of urban transportation with this electric vehicle that mounts a cabin for one driver between two fixed axle wheels — they sort of look like the back two wheels of a wheelchair. The vehicle — dubbed the Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (EDWARD) — is capable of traveling at up to 24 miles per hour and can turn its driver safely on their head just like a theme park ride. Watch a video of what might be the most fun car ever after the jump.

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  1. lazyreader June 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Single wheel versions of these have been around for years where the occupant rests inside and the wheel vertical axis is parallel with the driver. I think Uncle Sam may want one of those.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usIaLHdfSr0

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