Gallery: Solar-Powered Touring Bus Comes Complete With Detachable Bicyc...

 
This clever Bike Guide Concept is a bus powered by solar panels that features integrated bicycles that detach when the bus stops at landmarks around town. Tourists are given the freedom to zip away from the central vehicle on their personal wheels and tour the spot. After a quick ride, everyone returns to the central meeting place, hooks their bikes back up and they move on to the next point of interest.

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  1. zeppflyer August 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    An interesting idea, but how on earth does it turn? You’d have to somehow lock the front wheel of each bike from turning side to side and articulate all of the mountings so that they would adjust to just the right angle when going through a turn. This would require either very complex mechanical linkages and a lot of muscle power on the part of the driver or a lot of little electric motors, which would burn power that this machine will not have to spare. Otherwise, you’re going to have the wheels scraping sideways across the ground. Assuming, that is, that the bus is even able to turn since there is barely any weight on the front tires.

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