Video: Can odd-looking ‘diwheel’

be electric

vehicle of the future?

By Tuan C. Nguyen | June 16, 2011, 2:32 AM PDT

When you really think about it, just about every vehicle that’s on the road is either a car or motor bike. Even trucks, vans and scooters are essentially variations of the two. So dominant are these technologies that they’ve become the de facto starting point for nearly all efforts to develop a form of personal transportation that’s more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly.

But students from the University of Adelaide have shown what’s possible when engineers completely disregard the status quo and experiment with some far out designs. Their invention, the Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping or EDWARD, is neither a car or motorcycle. Instead, it functions by borrowing design principles from both…

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