Car Height Bike Ride

This bike mimics the height at which you sit when you’re in a mid-sized car. That right there is amazing an innovation enough for me to do a post on it, but check it out, there’s more. The seat is also the same back angle and puts you in a place that allows your hands and feet to be in the same position as they’d be in your auto as well. Why? So you’re at eye-level with the rest of the traffic that’s flying around you. And it’s electric, if you want.

It’s the AutoVelo and before you read any further, I must tell you that this sassy little thing is an “Excellence Award Winner” from the 14th annual international Bicycle Design Competition at the 2010 Taipei Cycle Show. Hooray for winning awards for bikes!

It’s a motorbike, one that’s got the petals for if you feel like getting some exercise in addition to the lovely amounts of fresh air. It’s got a low-stepover frame, making it easy to get in and out of, and a low enough setting so it’s no trouble placing your feet upon the ground.

It’s a great platform for electric cycling with its rear wheel drive and battery mounted away under the frame.

And it has a backpack holder!

Designer: Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

AutoVelo by Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

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38 Comments

  • REMY CHEN says:

    Will have trouble turning……

  • Mario Cisneros says:

    Lowering the seating position and sacrificing visibility?
    The concept is nicely done but i am not sure if I’d like to sit so low and still share the road among cars and gas-guzzler SUVs.

  • Dan Shand says:

    This is very cool!

  • cra says:

    what happens with the pedals/your feet when you turn?

  • Melch says:

    the stearing is rather bothersome, when cycling and stearing your foot might not stay on the pedal, because the distance becomes greater on one side. Even if your foot can stay on it your leg might hit the frame and crank arm of the pedal. Also the angle of the crank changes because of the stearing so the position of your foot has to change, so your foot is also standing in an angle on the pedal. So the whole stearing an pedaling is just not thought out very well….

  • dear says:

    To me it seems another bike that'll never see the light…
    You can't steer…if you're afraid of rain or wind….you simply don't use bicycles, right?

  • dear says:

    To me it seems another bike that'll never see the light…
    You can't steer…if you're afraid of rain or wind….you simply don't use bicycles, right?

  • JOE says:

    mitka tirke: sometihng wiht a similar concept… but trike. Translate this to 2wheels. http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/strange_ve
    And I think there's also some more existing trike/bike with that concept .

  • JOE says:

    mitka tirke: sometihng wiht a similar concept… but trike. Translate this to 2wheels. http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/strange_ve
    And I think there's also some more existing trike/bike with that concept .

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