British inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and this time, it’s a bizarre custom bicycle that will keep you far away from others while you’re out getting some exercise during this pandemic. Called the “Highcycle,” it’s basically a regular bike that has been fitted with an elongated frame that places the seat 6.5-feet off the ground, or the recommended distance to keep away from others. Read more for a video and additional information.
Priced at $1.5-million, the UNICAT 6×6 MD56c expedition vehicle is more than ready for a zombie apocalypse. This solar-powered vehicle is powered by a 532-hp diesel engine, mated to a 12-speed transmission that sends power to all wheels with central, front and rear differential locks and gear reduction. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Most folding bikes just can’t compare to their full-sized counterparts, due to their small wheels, but that is all about to change ,thanks to the Tuck Bike. Invented by Alex Animashaun, an Oakland, California-based mechanical engineer originally from London, this bike can be folded or unfolded in under two minutes flat, complete with its folding wheels made of an airless foam. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sure, there are electric skateboards, but most of them are not designed to go off-road, that is unless…you’re talking about the Cycleage. It’s an innovative lightweight all-terrain electric skateboard with a super high ground clearance, patented multi-link independent suspension, and an ultra-light aluminum board sheathed in carbon fiber for the ultimate in portability with unmatched durability. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Jetman Vince Reffet took off in Dubai yesterday heading south towards the Jumeirah Beach Residence equipped with a carbon fiber wing powered by four mini jet engines. In just seconds, the stuntman reached more than 325 feet and in half a minute achieved a height of 3,280 feet at an average speed of 130 knots. By the end of the three-minute flight, he reached a maximum altitude of 5,000 feet before opening a parachute to land safely back at Skydive Dubai. Read more for the video and additional information.
Airbus has just revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls), which is the company’s “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. It features a disruptive aircraft design that has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to current single-aisle aircraft. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has just commissioned a SINOT Aqua, the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, which is reported to be worth $644 million. Measuring 112-meters long, it will be fully powered by liquid hydrogen, with its only product being water, complete with five luxurious decks. It has a reported top speed of 20 mph and it can travel nearly 3,750 nautical miles before needing to be refueled. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Mercedes-Benz’s Unimog U 5023 truck has set a new world altitude record for wheeled vehicles by ascending 21,962-feet above sea level. The goal was to install four emergency radios at high-altitude campsites around the Ojos de Salado in Chile, currently the tallest active volcano on the planet, and summit at 22,615-feet. A pair of specially modified Unimogs with extreme off-road tires and big winch units were used. Read more for a three-part video series about the journey and additional information.
British inventor Richard Browning founded Gravity Industries Ltd back in March 2017, and debuted the Daedalus Mark 1, a jet pack that uses several miniature jet engines to achieve vertical flight. Each of the kerosene-powered engines are rated at 22 kg of thrust, and you use your arms to control the direction and speed of the flight. Read more to see what it’s like to fly using this amazing suit.
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You’ve seen the press photos, now the Segway-Ninebot S-Pod has made its public debut at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. This two-wheeled, self-balancing mobility vehicle can hit a top speed of 24 mph and rather than requiring the user to navigate by leaning forward and backward, it comes equipped with a navigation pad to manually point the vehicle in the direction you want to go. Read more for two first drive videos and additional information.