The UnoCycle is a cleverly designed electric vehicle – can’t really call it a bike can we? – which works on the same kind of gyroscopic principles of the Segway. We didn’t feature it first time round because we weren’t sure whether it would ever get anywhere, but now it looks as though it might be gaining investment interest (who said oil at $140 a barrel had no silver lining eh?) Anyway, nice as it looks, you won’t mind if I let you try it first? Just to be on the safe side? Thanks. This Chicago Tribune article has more info.
A Segway rider tilts its LeanSteer tiller to turn left or right. With no controls except an on/off switch, the Uno’s electronics respond to a rider’s slightest lean forward, backward or to the side quickly with no need for a throttle, brake lever or swiveling handlebar. A Segway tops out at 12.5 miles per hour, while Gulak has coaxed 15 m.p.h. out of the Uno. He estimates that it could travel as fast as 40—with a little more work to ensure stability at higher speeds.