Self-Balancing Spherical Drive Electric Motorcycle

Spherical drive system motorcycle concept

Engineering students at San Jose State University are developing a self-balancing electric motorcycle that relies on spherical drive rather than conventional wheels. Two giant spheres allow the motorcycle to travel in any direction and even balance at a standstill (see a demonstration of the spherical drive system). The motorcycle is still a prototype, but the engineering team hopes to have it balancing and maneuvering at low speeds by the summer.

Spherical drive system motorcycle concept

via autoblog

Thanks David Klass!

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