Ford just patented a concept that turns your car’s rear wheel into a detachable unicycle, to help you in traffic.
The new Ford patent unveils a self-propelling unicycle for commuters, detached from a car’s rear wheel, aiming to drive you in traffic faster.
According to the United States Patent Office, an automated jack system raises the car and a self-powered unicycle including a battery and an electric motor, is also disengaged automatically.
Patent Number: US 9,211,932
Title: Self-propelled unicycle engagable with vehicle
Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
Inventors: Johannes Huennekens, Samuel Ellis, Greg Foletta, Lauri Mikael Ohra-aho
Filed: June 5, 2014
Published: December 15, 2015
via Patent Yogi