This is a concept that got my attention. If only my driving habits could warrant this purchase!
Article Source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/c-1-rolling-smartphone-electric-vehicle/
The ‘C-1’ (‘rolling smartphone’) combines the design concepts of a motorcycle and car with a prototype exhibited at the maker faire bay area 2012, the ‘C-1‘ by lit motors is a gyroscopically stabilized electric urban vehicle combining the efficiency and small size of a motorcycle with the safety and durability of a car.
The craft is nicknamed ‘the rolling smartphone’ for its extensive connectivity to mobile devices, integrated to account for traffic, weather conditions, and construction sites when selecting driving routes.
The ‘C-1′ uses electronically controlled gyroscopes to keep balanced at a stop, remaining upright even in the event of collision. charging completely in four to six hours, the vehicle has a top speed of over 120mph (193km/hr), with battery packs that provide a range of 150 to 220 miles (241-354 km) per charge.
Accessible via a swinging door on either side, the vehicle provides room for two in motorcycle-riding-like configuration, and/or small amounts of cargo. a production model is expected in lit showrooms in late 2014, with the target price of 12,000 to 16,000 USD.