Finally, after years of concepts and prototypes, the Ryno just might be ready for an official launch this year. It’s basically a one-wheeled, battery-powered scooter that can travel at speeds of up to 25mph, and can be be parked just about anywhere due to its size. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
The RYNO works like a Segway – the driver must lean forward to accelerate and backward to decelerate. But unlike a Segway, the RYNO scooter is also fitted with self-balancing technology that means the scooter will automatically right itself if the driver leans too far to the left or right, or too far forwards and backwards. It weighs 57kg and can cope with slopes of up to 30 per cent gradient.
The designers also claim it can be taken on trains and driven through pedestrianised areas and shops in the same way mobility scooters can. Its inventors add: ‘Or simply ride the RYNO through a lobby and up the elevator to your own apartment.’ Although the RYNO reaches speeds of 25mph, it is regulated when being driven in cities and towns to 12.5mph.