Self-propelled unicycle engagable with vehicle

Ford’s latest patent inspired from Batman’s Batmobile

Ford has patented a car that can separate into a motorcycle just like Batmobile in the blockbuster movie The Dark Knight. The patent shows a self-propelled motorcycle that can be engaged to or disengaged from the suspension system of the car. Any wheel of the car may double as the wheel of the motorcycle, which is basically a unicycle. It includes all essentials like a battery, an electric motor, a seat and foot rests to function as a motorcycle. An automatic jack system lifts the car to allow the motorcycle to be disengaged from the rest of the car. While this separation may not be as dramatic as its counterpart in the movie, it’s definitely a cool feature to have, especially when you want to manoeuvre in a congested place. Simply park the car and ride away on the motorcycle.


















Patent Information
Publication number: US9211932
Patent Title: Self-propelled unicycle engagable with vehicle
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 14/297,536
Publication date: 15 Dec 2015
Filing date: 05 Jun 2014
Inventors: Johannes Huennekens; Samuel Ellis; Greg Foletta; Lauri Mikael Ohra-aho
Original Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

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