For the Die Hard Bikers - The DIWHEEL

Students and researchers in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide have developed a novel electric two-wheel vehicle, affectionately known as EDWARD (Electric Di-wheel With Active Rotation Damping), that allows a driver to travel in a conventional upright position and, for the more adventurous, in an upside down position. The di-wheel consists of two large coaxial wheels that completely encompass an inner frame containing a driver. The inner frame is suspended within the wheels in such a way as to allow the inner frame to rotate freely. EDWARD employs the latest drive-by-wire technology (used in modern aircraft) and control theory to aid the driver in piloting the vehicle.
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