You may remember your grandparents or even parents recall how they got to school or anywhere for that matter; walking for miles under the hot sun beaming down on them, through rain, hail, and snow. All to get from point A to point B.
Transportation has evolved through time, making life easier for everyone from walking, riding horses and carriages to bicycles, and cars. In this fast-paced world, there is a new invention, discovery or creation every second. And the ability to travel in a faster more convenient way is at the helm of such advances. Here are some of the newest ways to get around.
#1. Jyrobike released in mid-2015.
Jyrobike is a bike that allows for children and adults learn how to ride a bike faster. The bike is built with a control hub found in the front of the wheel, keeping the rider steadier, and stable. As the child or adult gets more comfortable and confident, the gyro dial is turned down until eventually it’s turned off.
#2. EN-V, unveiled in 2010.
The Electric Networked Vehicle is a two-seater car designed for urban areas. It is produced by Segway Inc. and General Motors. It works autonomously, detects, and avoids obstacles including other vehicles. It can auto-park.
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#3. Back To The Future II Hover Board.
This is the case of life imitating art. The hovering skateboard comes without wheels and can travel 16 miles per hour and its travel range is 12 miles.
#4. Aero-X not available until sometime in 2017.
The Aero-X is a two-seater hover bike floating up to 10 feet above the ground level and can reach a top speed of 44 miles per hour. There are no wheels to this bike which takes off vertically and does not require a runway because of carbon fiber rotors beneath the frame. Weighing roughly 784 pounds, it can carry an additional weight of 308 pounds.
#5. YikeBike launched in 2009.
The YikeBike is equipped with a large wheel at the front and two small ones at the back. Made of hydroformed aluminium, the handle bars are located behind the rider. It is also electrical, meaning the rider won’t have to pedal. It can go as fast as 14.9 miles per hour. Once done, the bike can be folded down for storage.
#6. Solowheel unicycle launched in 2014.
This unicycle is designed for people who want to get to places quickly and in an über cool fashion. It is a gyro-stabilized electric unicycle. This is a hands-free vehicle, which doesn’t require a lot of balance because of the Gyro-stabilizer. It weighs 24 pounds and can be used by a person weighing up to 220 pounds.
#7. Walkcar launched in 2016.
Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors Japan came up with a transportation vehicle that fits in a person’s bag. It is exactly the size of a laptop weighing about four to six pounds. It can hold a person weighing up to 264 pounds. There are two versions; indoor and outdoor models. The Walkcar travels 7.4 miles per hour.