Google announced that it has invested $1.05-million in Shweeb, a creative pedal-powered monorail system that “currently has a 200m cycle track in Rotorua, New Zealand, where is it billed as an ‘adrenalin-fueled’ adventure.” Click here for more pictures. Video after the break.

The cars, equipped with seven gears, supposedly travel very quickly, nearing 30 mph over short distances, as tracked on a 218-yard test track built at the company’s New Zealand headquarters.

[via InhabitatPopsci]