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Gyroscopic Median-Straddling Mass Transit Vehicles

Take a look at this futuristic idea for mass transit vehicles that could utilize the smallest of medians - they're gyroscopically balanced!

It seems like only last week that I was sent a story reference to EE 'Doc' Smith's two-wheeled gyroscopically balanced car idea by @nyrath... See Gyro-X Self-Balancing Two-Wheeler Car.

The first fictional description of a gyrocar - a two-wheeled automobile - was in 1911 in Two Boys in a Gyrocar: The story of a New York to Paris Motor Race by Kenneth Brown.


(Two-wheeled gyrocar)

Most of the cars were between sixty and seventy horse-power; the Amphibian alone being as low as forty-five; while the Capri was eighty, the Gowfer's Goer a hundred, and the huge Liebig a hundred and twenty horse-power.

And it was among these leviathans that the little gyrocar was daring to thrust its puny self, with its two young drivers - and their dog...
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