Designer: Ben Gulak
Invented by an 18 year old guy from Canada - Ben Gulak , the UNO is a one wheel motorcycle that truly balances out. It only has one switch which is the power switch! To go forward you push your body weight forward to tilt the machine. To back up, just lean back. The farther you lean the faster it goes. UNO uses a similar sort of microgyro-motor system as the Segway, but with two gyros: one for forward and back, and one for turning. It's the culmination of a number of vehicle projects by Ben, and uses electric propulsion for eco-friendliness, since Ben visited China where he found that "the smog was so thick, we never saw the sun".
There is always a problem with a one wheel motorcycle: if the speed is high and you have to brake fast the whole bike will start to roll… We hope that by 2013 Ben will find a solution for this problem.