Survey by Qualaroo
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: One Wheel Concept

  1. #1
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    7thgear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lahore
    Age
    34
    Posts
    3,918
    Follows
    4
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    79 Post(s)
    Tagged
    13 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default One Wheel Concept

    This hydrogen fuel cell powered, gyroscopically balanced, one-wheeled recreational and commuting vehicle provides an extraordinary vision of the kind of personal transport we could be using 20 years from now.One Wheel Concept -537027


    The design brief for Bombadier EMBRIO Concept was to "create highly innovative, functional and exciting products to exceed peoples recreational needs" and find the "next thing" in recreational vehicles. The result is a futuristic and minimalistic one-wheeler that is as about far away as you can get from the conventional image of a uni-cycle - a mode of transport normally associated with circuses and street parades.

    Balancing Act

    The riding position will be similar to a motorcycle with a complex series of sensors and gyroscopes balancing passengers on the single wheel. The rider activates a trigger on the left handlebar to accelerate and turns are made by shifting body-weight rather than actually steering.

    When the EMBRIO concept is at rest in "stand-by configuration", the front wheels deploy to the ground like landing gear on a plane to increase longitudinal stability. The landing gear retracts when the vehicle speed reaches 20 km/h but even without the landing gear, the EMBRIO would be stable when motionless because of the gyroscope.

    The EMBRIO concepts main power source is a hydrogen fuel cell and additional advanced technologies including a high-performance braking system, active suspension, night vision, a digitally encoded key and robotic assistance would be incorporated into the design.

    The Concept is constructed from lightweight materials including Polypropylene, Santoprene, nylon (injection moulding), aluminum (stamping, die casting and robotic assembly), magnesium (casting) and the use of fuel cell technology and recycling of aluminum and polyethylene is designed to make the Bombardier EMBRIO an eco-friendly design throughout its life cycle.

    The Bombardier EMBRIO concept is one of several concepts proposed by Canadian based Bombardier Recreational Products and it received the Gold Award at the 2003 Annual Design Awards (Industrial Design Society of America & Business Week Magazine).

    Dimensions and weight

    48.75" x 27.5" x 47.5" 360 lb

    124 cm x 70 cm x 120 cm 164 kg
    Web: http://www.bikepics.com/members/sniperr and http://wanderersbook.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    foosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Multan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    3,124
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    ^^

    does it come in BLACK ?
    >>Time Doesnt Heal Wounds...A Kawasaki ZX-6R does <<

  3. #3
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    salman_ksa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ad-Dammam
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,331
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    wow!

  4. #4
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    7thgear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lahore
    Age
    34
    Posts
    3,918
    Follows
    4
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    79 Post(s)
    Tagged
    13 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    @foosa

    Yeah, maybe. But do you really want one? Imagine a truck right behind you..!!
    Web: http://www.bikepics.com/members/sniperr and http://wanderersbook.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    Skyline_Drift_Master's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Select City
    Age
    29
    Posts
    9,104
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    weird
    Thy name is Sumair Thy love Skyline Thy is very interested in DRIFTING Thy has PHD in drifting from the university of Street Racing!!

  6. #6
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    khyam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Karachi
    Age
    27
    Posts
    2,583
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    awsum
    ..

  7. #7
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    foosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Multan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    3,124
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    imagine a truck...man i want the whole world behind me when im on that ...u know ATTENTION
    >>Time Doesnt Heal Wounds...A Kawasaki ZX-6R does <<

  8. #8
    Site Banned Follow
    evildevil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Karachi
    Age
    24
    Posts
    1,802
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    WoW....NOw tHAts CAll A ConCept...!!!

  9. #9
    Senior PakWheeler Follow
    Storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Select City
    Posts
    40,235
    Follows
    9
    Following
    0
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0

    Default

    they could have called it the "segway evolution" LOL!
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

+ Reply to Thread

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •