LIT Motors Envisions Their Gyro-Based City Car as the Future of Mobility
Yeah, so driving a car with four wheels is pretty sweet, and for those of you so inclined, a two-wheeled motorcycle is also indeed pretty radical. But, when four wheels have become sooooo nineteen-hundred-and-two, and the same old two-wheeled routine is leaving you with road rash, why not try this; the LIT Motors C1 gyro-balanced two-wheeler. 'A motor-car based off a Greek sandwich,' you say? No, silly, these gyros are the same technology used on less-exciting and more futuristicy things like the Segway, which, keep the normally unstable vehicle more balanced during travel. The gyros found on the C1, in fact, are so powerful, 33-year old CEO Daniel Kim says, "It would take an elephant to knock this thing over." http://youtu.be/VkvvsRBSroA Combining the efficiency and maneuverability of an electric motorcycle and the durability and comfort of a small car, LIT Motors, Kim hopes will be one of few automotive start-ups to succeed in recent history. "I think (LIT has) a chance of making it for two reasons. One, after traveling the world I saw a huge percentage of motorists travel alone, and in the developing world most of them are on two wheels. And two, I don't have to hire anyone to design, because I do it all myself. I like to think I'm de-risking the company that way," says Kim. Initially, Dan hopes that the C1 will have a 200-mile electric range, manage 60 mph in only 6 seconds, and have a price range somewhere between $19- and $24,000. Source: Yahoo!