Mark Drinan writes:
Unfortunate translation I suspect, from Brussels’ transport Facebook account…
Bangkok comes to Ranelagh. Brand new too with 15 D plates. I want one.
A satisfying, hypnotising timelapse of the cargo vessel MS Renata nipping around Rotterdam port (Europe’s largest and the world’s fifth busiest) in the Netherlands delivering shipping containers.
The Aerofex Hover vehicle – a ‘proof of concept craft’ from Californian manufcturer Aerofex. Test limited to 15 feet vertical height and 30mph, but supposedly capable of a lot more:
Aerofex’s design originates back to the 1960s, but their model is different since they have managed to fix the previous issues of stability and roll overs with a new mechanical system that consists is controlled by two bars at the knee level that allow the vehicle to respond to the pilot’s leaning movements and natural sense of balance. “Think of it as lowering the threshold of flight, down to the domain of ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles),” commented Mark De Roche, founder of Aerofex and an aerospace engineer.
“NOT actual size”
Alan Kelly, junior transport minister and Gerry Murphy, chief executive of the National Transport Authority demonstrate the new apps that may mean you will never have to make a spontaneous journey ever again.
Download app here.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)