Recently a CAR with only two wheels was released, it was equipped with a set of electronic gyroscopes which help in balancing the car. It is a single capacity seated car with all the latest features embedded to it as usual as any other car, It is called the Lit -C1.

What is Gyroscope Technology

gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum. Mechanically, a gyroscope is a spinning wheel or disk in which the axle is free to assume any orientation. Although this orientation does not remain fixed, it changes in response to an external torque much less and in a different direction than it would without the large angular momentum associated with the disk’s high rate of spin and moment of inertia. Since external torque is minimized by mounting the device in gimbals, its orientation remains nearly fixed, regardless of any motion of the platform on which it is mounted.

Gyroscopes based on other operating principles also exist, such as the electronic, microchip-packaged MEMS gyroscope devices found in consumer electronic devices, solid-state ring lasers, fibre optic gyroscopes, and the extremely sensitive quantum gyroscope.

 

The model can even cope with some luggage and an extra passenger, says Lit, although it’s likely to involve some considerable acrobatics from the rear passenger given the small size of the device.

The C-1 uses electric drive and offers a battery pack capable of 200 miles (321 km/h) from a single charge, as well as reaching a top speed of over 120 mph (193 km/h) — far faster than most electric cars available on the market today.

The manufacturer says that it could be available in showrooms by the end of 2014 — it’s already offering preorders on the website from $250, although the final price of the vehicle is unclear.

Courtesy: in.new.yahoo.com, wikipedia.com

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Mahesh (MGIT ECE ALUMNI)

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