Introducing theC-1, the world’s first gyroscopically-stabilized
“rolling smart phone”. This vehicle combines the efficiency
and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and
convenience of a car. Offering the “alternative
to alternatives” on an exciting and safe
platform, the C-1 transforms your
daily commute into something
to look forward to.
REKINDLE THE EXCITEMENT
Influenced by Scandinavian design,
the exterior of the C-1 is both approachable
and simple, enveloping the human in subtle
curves, softened volumes, and lots of glass.
The overall design foundation is based
on its waist line, which wraps around the
vehicle’s circumference, and is grounded
by the swooping rocker panel, highlighting
its unique gyroscopic components.
Discs of light glow from the wheel hubs,
illustrating the electric hub motors.
With design key words: “subtle”,
“simple”, and “human”, the C-1
is as happy to be seen as it is
to be touched.
HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN
The C-1 was designed with you in mind. Lit Motors’
human-centered approach to design makes sure
that the experience of sitting in such a unique
transportation device is both comfortable
and spacious. Through numerous
mock-ups and user studies,
how much space people
want and need.
There is even enough
room in this device
for a friend to ride
in the back for
short city excursions.
C-1: THE ROLLING SMARTPHONE
Due to its numerous layers of connectivity, you can think of the C-1 as a “rolling smart phone”. The device will employ H2V, H2C, V2I, and V2V connectivity. As a small example: traffic, construction, and adverse weather conditions will be transmitted to the vehicle, thus informing both you and the C-1 about the current situation and advising different routes.
HOW THE C-1 WORKS
Using electronically-controlled gyroscopes located under the floor – generating over 1,300 ft.-lb. of torque – the C-1 balances at a stop and stays upright, even in a collision. In-hub, direct-drive electric motors (20 kW) provide power and regeneration, while center-hub steering keeps you pointed in the right direction.
With a top speed of 100+ MPH
and battery packs providing
up to 200 miles per charge, the C-1
is perfect for commuters
and city dwellers alike.