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IN History & Culture ON 22 Aug, 2016
Vehicles are made to be our carriers for the future. Only the latest technology is used in the making of any type of vehicle so that the users love it and in stays in the market for a long time.
In the olden days, sadly there were too many wrong ideas regarding the design of some of the vehicles. Not just their design, but their functionality also had too many doubts but people assumed that these vehicles would definitely be loved by all.
Let's check out some of these designs.
It was designed by a priest named Francesco Lana de Terzi and it was a weird boat/air balloon. The four balloons were filled with helium and the priest thought he could make the boat fly.
Before the term 'bicycle' was coined, the velocipede existed. It was a human-propelled machine that went up to 7 miles an hour.
It was a horse-pulled carriage which had multiple gears in it. It was designed by a Polish engineer named Baroky, and he promised it would be the transportation that could outrun trains. Sadly, his invention was never put to trial.
S. T. Hachenberger saw the newly implanted telephone wires and thought of an aerial transport system. Sadly, nobody agreed to put this vehicle to test because people didn't want to fall from heights.
Frederick Richard Simms was quite the man with vehicles at that time. He coined the words 'motorcar' and 'petrol' and he was born into a lot of inheritance money. Since he didn't need to work his way through life, he spent his time designing vehicles. He designed the quadricycle which could be armored with 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Ohio used to be the ground of experimental aircraft back in the 1900s. The skycycle was another one of the tested inventions operated by the US Army for at least 7 years. The design began to fail later and had too many glitches so they stopped operating it.
It was designed by a Swiss engineer by the name of M.Gerder. It consisted of a huge rubber tire along with a wheel that runs on the inner rail. The engineer also traveled from France to Spain in his invention.