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.
A big surprise awaits visitors to the Chevrolet exhibit during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. It’s the Turbo Camaro Coupe concept car based on a character in the new high-velocity 3D comedy from DreamWorks, ‘Turbo’.
In the movie, the storyline is about a snail obsessed with speed, and the Camaro is instrumental in transforming him into a racer.
The Chevrolet Camaro on display in Chicago is fully customized and is equipped with a supercharged 700+ horsepower V-8 topped off by an outrageous intake assembly for supercharger housing. Body modifications include rockers and fender flares in a wide body design configuration, a front splitter, rear diffuser and a GT concept rear wing spoiler. Lighting the way are custom front and rear LED lighting with multicolor halo effect for the front headlamps. The body is painted black with a vinyl chrome wrap, dark tinted to look like black chrome. Tire and rim sizes are 24 inches by 10 in. front and 24 in. by 15 in. rears.
Check-out the five-inch diameter rear exhaust outlets, two per side. Underneath, are special adjustable coil over strut assemblies and adjustable rear springs and shock assemblies.
The motion picture ‘Turbo’ will hit theaters July 19, 2013