The future of cycling?

Could this bike be the future of cycling?

LEVI 07_xl

 

The levitating bike is an entry into the 2013 Hi-MACS annual design contest. It captures the energy from pedalling, stores it in a battery and then allows you to subsequently plug this energy back into the grid. It can also charge small devices via USB, like phones and tablets.

It is called the levitating bike because it will use magnetic levitation and kinetic energy to lift it very slightly off the ground and so reduce friction and make the ride smoother.

The seat looks very uncomfortable but I still want one!