Two-Wheeled, Self-Balancing Gyro-X vehicle from 1967 in action & driving scenes!
Published on Jun 5, 2019
This video is about the most particular vehicle of the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este in Italy. It’s called Gyro-X and it’s a 2-wheeled prototype able to stay and drive perfectly balanced thanks to a gyroscope (55 cm in diameter) fitted in the front. The project was born in 1967, designed by Alex Tremulis and gyroscope specialist Tom Summers, with a budget of $750,000 (about $6 million today) but it was soon abandoned due to Gyrocar Company’s bankrupt, ran out of funds to perfect the product. After all these years, Gyro-X chassis had a complicated history, losing its gyroscope too, until it ended up in the hands of Lane Motor Museum in Nashville.
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Camcorder: Canon Legria HF G30 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
Event: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este2019
Where: Cernobbio, Italy
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Well now, I think this is an excellent piece of engineering. I also feel that it is not a concept that would be economically sustainable in the automotive world in any stretch of the imagination.