This Is How We’re Commuting To The Office From Now On

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The EDWARD electric diwheel: a new commuter concept created by engineering students at the University Of Adelaide.

EDWARD is susceptible to the gerbiling effect where the rider tends to rock back and forth during hard braking or fast acceleration. But the team has worked hard to minimize that with built-in dynamic lateral stability and slosh control, which can be switched on or off as needed. Those systems even allow the driver to control EDWARD while rotated upside down, though that seems more like a way to show how far the technology they’ve developed can be pushed, rather than a practical feature.

We’re calling ours ‘The Vomitron’.

EDWARD – Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping (University of Adelaide Mechanical Engineering)

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