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Looking like something out of a James Bond movie the ‘BOB‘ is a personal underwater scooter which replaces scuba gear. The pilot sits on a seat under which ballast weights are secured, with their head inside a clear acrylic bubble which is filled with air from a storage tank. Apparently it provides a more comfortable underwater experience than breathing through a regulator. The training course can be completed in a few minutes. The craft is powered with a 35 pound thrust electric motor which providing a top speed of about 2.5 knots. The craft is navigated with a combination steering and instrument console which provides control and systems monitoring. Novices can master the controls in minutes. Shame you look like a twit riding one!
The PumpaBike has the ability to be used in a wide variety of water conditions. If you enjoy water sports and like to have fun while you exercise, the newly-released PumpaBike will surely turn heads at the lake or beach as you cruise at speeds up to 18 miles per hour! The PumpaBike’s ingenious method of human-powered propulsion is simple: Push off to get going, apply force onto the rear of the PumpaBike and the resultant thrust propels you forward at speeds of up to 18mph.
If you’re looking for a stunningly-designed, futuristic-looking, eco-friendly motor vehicle, you need not look any further than the Aptera Typ-1. Forget the General Motors EV1 or the Toyota Prius, this car has all the looks and innovative technology to match. The Aptera Typ-1 is a 2-seat, three wheeled passenger vehicle. It is available in both all-electric and series hybrid configurations, at arounf £20,000/$30,000. Aerodynamic optimisation using computer-based simulations and light-weight composite construction yields a vehicle which consumes only 80 Wh/mi at 55 mph, about half the energy needed to propel the General Motors EV1. On the battery electric model, this means a 120 mile range on 10 kWh of electricity, or around 340 mpg price equivalent. On the hybrid vehicle, it leads to projections of 130 mpg on gasoline alone, or 300 mpg if plugged in every 120 miles.
In the early 20th Century, Henry Ford realised a dream and brought the motor vehicle to the masses with the Model-T Ford. Skip forward a hundred years and personalised flight is the new arena. Igarashi Design has introduced a single seat helicopter with war-like looks.