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Real life ‘Hoverbike’ could become a reality soon

Published by on Jul 30th, 2014, No Comments

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One thing that has always fascinated petrol heads (or actually most people in general) is the concept of a ‘hoverboard’ or ‘hover car’. The idea of literally hovering above the ground as a mode of transport is an exciting prospect and one that we have only seen in sci-fi films. Until now that is.

Chris Malloy, an Australian designer based in London, has come up with something called a ‘hoverbike’ – and while it’s not a hovering skateboard or a hovering car, it’s pretty much as close as we’ll get to any ‘hovering’ mode of transport.

The Hoverbike concept is kind of like a cross between a motorbike, a four-wheeler and a drone quad-copter. And it really does look as though it just came off the set of the latest Star Wars film.

The Hoverbike uses spinning rotors on both the front and back side of the machine. These create enough energy for the Hoverbike to actually lift off the ground. (more…)

Tel Aviv set to test out world’s first hover cars

Published by on Jun 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Now this looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie or The Jetsons.

Over the past couple of months, the word ‘hover car’ or ‘hover board’ has garnered a lot of attention. Something that people initially thought would be impossible to pull off, is now making big waves in the automotive, science and technology industry.

Let’s face it – as humans, we have a weird (yet wonderful) fascination with anything that flies; or in this case, hovers. We have seen to in films and read about it in novels, so the idea of actually developing a flying/hovering car is one that would appeal to many.

And now it seems that Israel’s busiest city will be one of the first cities to test out an actual hover car system.  (more…)

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