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want one? I do...

We've seen these before and have discussed them plenty here...

But this one catches my eye quite a bit. It's also closest to becoming a reality.



Cool news report showcasing the vehicle and it's features including the no tip tech...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ne/9776325.stm

And company website... (maybe those of you nearby can go take a look)

http://litmotors.com/



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Re: want one? I do...

Very cool.

But what happens when the shit that keeps you upright fails? Just.. Fall over..?
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Very cool.

But what happens when the shit that keeps you upright fails? Just.. Fall over..?
I thought about that...there's 2 gyros with one being purely for redundancy. I would also imagine that the gyros also have a contingency independent power source in case your primary electrics fail.

I'm sure a lot more R&D is going to happen before they become commercially available.



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Ya... Saw that. IS pretty friggin cool, and you're right, there probably is SOME sort of emergency power source or whatever.. Just.. You know..
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lol. Poking around the site...that's one cool company. Another one of their products, the 'Scooter', a cargo scooter, looks like a genius idea.




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Looks pretty cool. I would test drive one but for the $24,000 price not sure I'd buy one.
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Looks pretty cool. I would test drive one but for the $24,000 price not sure I'd buy one.
Sounds like once they cover prototyping costs it's dropping down to 12k/unit.



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just a matter of time before someone lowers/stretches one and puts a huge rear tire and a bunch of chrome on it

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I think it's pretty cool actually.. I don't know how I feel about not being able to put my feet on the ground when at a stop light or stop sign though.. Such a habit while on two wheels.. lol



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