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Lit Motors, the bike that never falls

Lit Motors, the bike that never falls

(1:21) San Francisco-based start-up Lit Motors plans its first production run of electric, gyroscopically stabilised two-wheelers. http://LitMotors.com

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Guest: (1218 days ago)

So as I watched the video I noticed that it travelled forwards very nicely. Does it by chance go backwards or turn a corner?

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So as I watched the video I noticed that it travelled forwards very nicely. Does it by chance go backwards or turn a corner?

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cengland0 cengland0 (1218 days ago)

No, it doesn't turn. It only goes forward. The steering wheel you see in the video is there so the driver has some place to rest his hands.

/end sarcasm

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No, it doesn't turn. It only goes forward. The steering wheel you see in the video is there so the driver has some place to rest his hands.

/end sarcasm

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Guest: SmartArse (1218 days ago)

[observation]We need to know how it goes round corners. It doesn't appear to have any mechanism for steering the front wheel and in the side impact simulation you'll notice that the front wheel doesn't make any kind of corrective movement to turn into the skid.[/observation]

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[observation]We need to know how it goes round corners. It doesn't appear to have any mechanism for steering the front wheel and in the side impact simulation you'll notice that the front wheel doesn't make any kind of corrective movement to turn into the skid.[/observation]

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cengland0 cengland0 (1218 days ago)

Did you click on the link provided and read about it? They have your question answered in the FAQ. Here it is for your convenience:

How does the steering work? Do I need to counter steer?

Like any two-wheeled vehicle, the C-1 leans into turns. At speed, the front wheel turns only slightly , and the turn is accomplished through the lean. However, the C-1 uses a drive-by-wire system. That allows it to have the familiar, intuitive interface of a car, while using two-wheeled turning dynamics. This is where the gyro technology gets really interesting: the C-1 takes information from a wide array of sensors to determine everything that’s going on around it, from road surface conditions to wind to traffic. The vehicle is then able to take input from the driver – from the steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedals – and translate that into both movement of the front wheel and a precise lean angle to complete the desired turn. With a car-like interface and motorcycle dynamics, the C-1 will have a driving experience that is both intuitive and very unique—and very, very fun!

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Did you click on the link provided and read about it? They have your question answered in the FAQ. Here it is for your convenience:

How does the steering work? Do I need to counter steer?

Like any two-wheeled vehicle, the C-1 leans into turns. At speed, the front wheel turns only slightly , and the turn is accomplished through the lean. However, the C-1 uses a drive-by-wire system. That allows it to have the familiar, intuitive interface of a car, while using two-wheeled turning dynamics. This is where the gyro technology gets really interesting: the C-1 takes information from a wide array of sensors to determine everything that’s going on around it, from road surface conditions to wind to traffic. The vehicle is then able to take input from the driver – from the steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedals – and translate that into both movement of the front wheel and a precise lean angle to complete the desired turn. With a car-like interface and motorcycle dynamics, the C-1 will have a driving experience that is both intuitive and very unique—and very, very fun!

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Guest: EvenSmarterArse (1217 days ago)
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My question was how does it go round corners, I know how it goes round bends but that isn't the same thing at all.

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My question was how does it go round corners, I know how it goes round bends but that isn't the same thing at all.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1217 days ago)

They could do with a better name.

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They could do with a better name.

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TheBob TheBob (1218 days ago)

Judging from the ad, it's so simple that even a woman carrying a handbag can use it!

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Judging from the ad, it's so simple that even a woman carrying a handbag can use it!

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Guest: KoolerAid (1218 days ago)

That's going a bit far - she only stepped out of a parked bike!

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That's going a bit far - she only stepped out of a parked bike!

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