Filing for patents is a necessity in the modern market, and automakers now take it more seriously than ever. While some choose to open their patents for all automakers to use, others patent a future product, even if it isn’t ready to roll off the production line just yet. Some patents are what you’d expect while others, like the one Ford filed recently, are like something out of a movie.
The patent itself is titled “Self-Propelled Unicycle Engagable with Vehicle” and, as you can see by the title, it would be more than just a manual bicycle.
According to the patent, drivers would be able to remove a rear tire and a cycle-like contraption. In all, you’d end up with a seat, sensors, battery, handlebars, and the rear tire. The patent shows that the motor to power the unicycle would be within the rear tire.
While some may argue this type of transportation is out of the quest, let’s not forget that there’s already a working version (complete with montage music).
We here at Riverside Ford are ready to roll with whatever innovations Ford rolls off the line!