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EX Trike

EX trike powered by dual electric screwdrivers and designed by eccentrics.EX trike custom-built three-wheeler is powered by two electric screwdrivers and can hurtle one brave soul headfirst down the road at speeds up to 30km/h……..

In what can only be described as over-engineering run amok, this custom-built three-wheeler is powered by two electric screwdrivers and can hurtle one brave soul headfirst down the road at speeds up to 30km/h (almost 19mph for those using real units of measure). The joint connecting the front and rear portions of the frame lets riders steer with “organically floating movement” that leans the driver into every turn hopefully the handling is a bit more predictable than the trike’s design.Excentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary.Designer just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept: The driver lies headlong on his three-wheeled vehicle and accelerates the “EX” with sprawled out arms up to 30 km/h. Eccentrically is also how the steering works: A specially developed joint tilts the back wheel and leans the driver´s weight dynamically into the curve.

The vehicle was built and designed in cooperation with Sebastian Auray, Ruben Faber and Ludolf von Oldershausen.The driver controls the vehicle with brake and gas handles and by tilting the back wheel with its body.The headlong position gives you an exiting driving experience.Both screwdrivers run in the same direction to get the maximum power out of them.To avoid one screwdriver blocking the other, overrunning clutch gearwheels are used to transmit the torque.Steering with the spine-shaped joint is very different from holding a steering wheel or handle bar. You have to use your whole body to tilt and bend the vehicle.After going through numerous tests and models, the joint´s individual parts were CNC milled.Modified bicyle parts are used for most of the drive components.Instead of hiding all mechanical parts under a bodywork everything is left uncovered to show how the vehicle works:A skeleton with its organs was the inspiration for this design.

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Sources :engadget.com,nilsferber.de
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