Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Personal Trains on Abandoned Light-Rail Tracks


I always wanted something like this as a child!

The French association, Hehe, has come up with some concept "personal trains" intended to be used on abandoned light-rail tracks. They have several concepts and even some prototypes that are in the works. My favorite is the flying carpet design by Tapas Volant (picture above.) You can see a video of it in use here. It's so funny watching peoples' reactions as he rides his little cushion through town.


Thanks to Boingboing for the info!

5 comments:

jedi jawa said...

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Old Broad said...

This comes sort of close to that flying car I was promised, except, of course, it's on the ground.
Utterly cool.

beck's hubby said...

That song about a magic carpet ride keeps popping into my head.... :)

JDB said...

I wouldn't want to take a corner too quickly on that thing!

Anathema Device said...

Yeah, I think that taking a corner too quickly would be a bad idea. :) It's still cool, though.