Street Moov

From Paris, France my native city is coming a new vehicle incorporating "biomechanical muscles" that allow the chassis to transform itself. The purpose? Having a vehicle to perform city stunts, like leaping from roofs, climbing walls, jumping over obstacles, everything letting a rider perform stunts.  Specifically, it is used in a street sport/competition invented by the French and called “Parcour” (translate by "Trip"). The “Moov” (pronounce like “Move”), was designed by Jean Michel Raad who won first prize at the MDS Design degree Show a Coventry University. To tell you the truth, I have no precise idea how a bio-mechanical muscle work. I just know that it is an active area of robotics research, and that it is used in advanced prosthetics. What I know for sure is that the French are trying to export this sport to the rest of the planet and that the design is outstanding. I bet with you that at least one custom motorcycle builder is going to take “inspiration” from it. You bet? Remember, you saw it here first. 

3 Responses to “Street Moov”

  1. 1 Josh Mar 20th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Wild Thing

  2. 2 Cj Hanlon Guilty Customs Mar 20th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    That is “cool”. Like to see one in person just to try and understand what/how that “biomechanical muscle” really works. Thanks!

  3. 3 Dave B. Mar 20th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I’d love to see one of these in action, I wonder where to find some video of it in use?

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