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Humanix’s iSAVE-SC1 Electric Vehicle is a Pillow Cushion on Wheels
Posted By Kristine Lofgren On December 27, 2012 @ 2:47 pm In Electric Cars,green technology,Green Transportation | 1 Comment
If you have ever dreamed about floating around in your own cloud, your dream just got one step closer to reality thanks to Humanix’s iSAVE-SC1. The iSAVE is essentially a mobile cushion that protects both the driver and pedestrians in case of a collision. The electric vehicle  is the brainchild of students at Hiroshima University  who wanted to create a vehicle that is “friendly to the humans.”
The iSAVE is a small electric vehicle  that is completely covered in air-filled cushions which are meant to soften the blow between the vehicle and anything it comes into contact with. Because the iSAVE has a top speed of just over 30 mph and a range of 18 miles, the vehicle probably isn’t intended for driving on public streets, but the three-wheeled style and three-passenger capacity lends itself nicely to campuses, airports or any other area where slow-moving vehicles interact with pedestrians.
The iSAVE could hit the states as soon as next year and is going into production in Japan  this year with a price tag of just under $10,000. The final model may include interchangeable parts like the roof and bumpers.
+ Humanix 
via Gizmag 
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 electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/2013-fiat-500e-electric-car-unveiled-at-the-los-angeles-auto-show/
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 electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/chevrolet-announces-2014-spark-ev-will-be-priced-under-25000/
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 Humanix: http://humanix.jp/products/ev/
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