The future of the bicycle looks rather interesting doesn’t it? Despite looking a little reminiscent of something from a sci-fi movie – especially in combination with the intergalactic background – , the Aeris Urban Cycle is actually a real bike.
Topia a company engaged in designing and prototyping automobiles from Japan prototyped a single-seater electric vehicle HUVO weighing approximately 150kg. The single-seater electric vehicle HUVO was developed using Topia’s proprietary design and production technologies. Using existing technologies if a vehicle of same size as HUVO is made, it will weigh 300kg. The body frame of HUVO is made of high-tensile steel plate, the doors on both sides and the back panel are made of aluminum alloy, the roof is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), the windshield is made of polycarbonate, and the interior parts and the wheel covers are made of ABS resin.
Most people, these days, live in automobile cities. Cars are essential for getting around; they mediate the experience of the city; they occupy huge amounts of real estate; they make a lot of noise and they clutter up the streets. Yet architects and urban designers mostly take them as given, and are content to design streets and public spaces around whatever the world’s few remaining automobile manufacturers happen to provide. Here Dr. Mitchell Joachim tries to challenge and reverse this well-worn assumption.
For all those who wish to continue to make the Jet Ski without having to spend on oil, German designer Mathias Koelher has come up with a solution. The tank and the engine have been replaced through a wing of Kite Surf. The Nereus is submersible with its wings being steered to the feet and sailing can be controlled with hands. The designer has assured that the scooter is designed to go at high enough speeds. Thus the stronger the wind more will be the speed edge.
Take a gander at this oddly wide airplane with the three engines in back. This could be the method of air travel by the year 2030.
NASA has recently started a little pet project, cooperating with engineers from MIT to create planes that are more fuel-efficient, quieter, not to mention environmentally friendly.
All I can say is “It’s About Time!” I’ve been hearing so much about how our cars need to become hybrids or electric, and they need to be cleaner for Mother Earth, but very little has been said about those jumbo jets. I mean, they are one of the least-fuel efficient vehicles that we have, and they are as loud as…well, a jetplane.