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Google Invests into the Transportation of the Future (7 pics + 1 video)

Posted in Lifestyle » Science   14 Mar 2011   / 9502 views

UPD: This is Shweeb and it may be the future transport used to move around the city. It is a bike monorail pedal-powered. Yes, as in you’ll have to peddle it. It is only a concept now but Google Inc. has already invested $1 million dollars in it believing this may be transport solution for the cities.

 




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Look-at-me 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
look at my avatar.
       
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a 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Stupid
       
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moser 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Bacteria breeding container.
       
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Twine 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
This will fail.
       
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No You Didnt 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
But how would a overweight person fit in there tho...?
       
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ludwig_rx 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i has cool avatar
       
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Izifan 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Don't see many overweight people on anything which has to be self-propelled.. lol
       
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firo 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
a way to throw away money
       
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Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
This has a less chance of succeeding than people riding pogo sticks to work.
Here's a few reasons off the top of my head...
Guys in suits won't be wanting to peddle and get sweaty.
Fat people? Yea, right.
Would you want to sit/lay down in that bubble after someone just sweated/shit/pissed/came all over the inside?
What about when it rains/hails/snows/sleets/etc.?
What about those people (like myself) that like to bike in the nude? Would they be charged with indecent exposure?
       
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McNooberson 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hmm looks fun nonetheless, i wanna try =P
       
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noob 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
FAIL
       
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Mattus 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
google are cool
they provide me with so much free stuff :D

You all should not be so negative :)
       
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Apu Kalipshis 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
a fitness future?
       
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rob12 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
This will fail if the city has hobos. Hobos who will sleep and urinate in those containers.
       
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vishpri 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
And all people can see your underpants if you have skirt...nice!
       
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gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
"shweeb" is the correct spelling of this; it's on prototype in NZ, and you go about twice as fast as on a mountain bike due to less friction, air-resistance, etc.

the negatives mentioned earlier are all valid concerns; but are all overlooking a simple fact-- shweeb does not have to be the only transportation in a city. it can be complimentary.

after all, not everyone is able to use a certain transportation as it is, like driving a car, riding a motorcycle, bike, or rollerblades. i mean, you go with what works for you, and that doesn't break any of the other choices.
       
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LS 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
A million dollars from Google cannot be called an investment, it is playing.
       














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