View Full Version : The HumanCar: Fred would love this

2006-Aug-25, 16:17
Courtesy from the folks at AutoBlogGreen (http://www.autobloggreen.com/2006/08/21/humancar-is-about-as-green-as-walking-but-faster/)

Yeah, it's not going to replace your Hummer any time soon, but the The HumanCar (http://www.humancar.com/) is a fun new way coast around town and burn off a few calories while your at it. Of course, pedal-powered cars are not a new idea, but the mix of an electric motor and some clever engineering allow this thing a bit more pep than your average Flinstones-mobile. The car is completely symmetrical, so two passengers can pedal while two passengers steer (yes, we said two), and then trade off once the former get tired. The whole contraption can hit speeds in excess of 60 mph on the downhill, and is steered by "body angulation of the two front operators," which sounds entirely unresponsive for speeds like that. HumanCar Company is marketing the vehicle both as a mode of low-speed transportation and as a team builder for corporations.

All together now...

Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones
They're a modern stone age family
From the, town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history
Let's ride, with the family down the street
Through the, courtesy of Fred's two feet
When you're, with the Flintstones
Have a yabba, dabba, doo time
A dabba doo time
We'll have a gay, old time!

Abeja de Almirante
2006-Aug-25, 17:19
How about this human powered submarine courses.washington.edu/uwsub/ (http://courses.washington.edu/uwsub/)

Or this human powered plane www.skytec-engineering.de/hpa.htm (http://www.skytec-engineering.de/hpa.htm)

2006-Aug-26, 00:02
So, maybe Fred Flintstone lookalike Dwight Duncan can negotiate its manufacture in Windsor

2006-Aug-26, 01:58
Michael Bryant could be Barney.

2006-Aug-26, 02:31
No, even better--the guy who represents Dwight's turf federally