If you’re just tuning in – one of the more popular topics on this blog is the renaissance that’s happening in personal transportation. From Tesla’s elegant and high-tech Model S to the fold-able (and somewhat scary) YikeBike, there is a tremendous amount of innovation following on the trail blazed by the oft maligned Segway. While some of the designs are pragmatic (again Tesla or the ICON A5) others are a bit silly (the YikeBike or e-volo’s 16-rotor multicopter), they are all looking to solve a critical problem – how do we move people from point A to point B while minimizing the amount of energy to do so.
Enter the RYNO Motors single-wheeled micro-cycle. Light, cost competitive, energy efficient, and downright fascinating to behold – the monowheel cycle looks like it should be in the 1988 Japanese cyberpunk blockbuster Akira.
Like a lot of its peers in the personal conveyance marketplace, the RYNO micro-cycle needs a few generations of maturation but the potential utility for an urban commuter is pretty interesting.
- So you think energy is expensive? (marshallstanton.com)
- First manned multicopter flight (marshallstanton.com)
- Tron: Legacy Lightcycle (marshallstanton.com)
- The engineers from Bavaria enters the intelligent vehicles race (marshallstanton.com)
- The future of flying cars is moving forward curiously (marshallstanton.com)
- I have seen the future (of EVs) and it is good (marshallstanton.com)
- Toyota makes road trips amazing (and educational) (marshallstanton.com)
- First the Segway and now the YikeBike; personal transportation is undergoing a renaissance (marshallstanton.com)
- Bill Ford via CNN & TED on the future of transportation (marshallstanton.com)