Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Location: Brampton, Michigan
|Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:11 am Post subject: Self Balancing Motorcycle
|Okay, we've all read and heard about the Swedish OkeMobile, right?
The enclosed motorcycle that drives balanced until it comes to a stop and two stabilizers drop down to prevent the vehicle from falling over.
Well, as of this date (Jan. 7, 2017) Yahoo News had a news spot about Honda developing a self-balancing motorcycle. When you come to a stop, it still stays upright... No outriggers or automatic stabilizers!
Of course we all want such for the Litestar and Pulse, but the act to create a properly balanced vehicle in the first place so the system works properly is another can of worms.
Like I said, I didn't read the news. Only looked at the headline and pictures. So, I have no idea what type of gyroscope is involved.
Elden (from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan)
Tammy and Elden have Pulse #308 from 1988.Built in Butcher's Barn and presently sets inoperative in their garage. We are still keeping it!