University students debut the ‘halfbike’ at innovation fair

Engineering students from the Universidad Politecnica Salesian (UPS) have created a new way to get around town. They call it the “halfbike”. The bike was unveiled at the UPS Casa Abierta, an exhibition of new projects developed during the school year. Engineering student Alex Uchurri explains that the halfbike was designed for fast mobility. “It’s a hybrid between a mountain skateboard and a bicycle,” he said. “Despite the fact that users must drive standing up, it’s very stable and secure.” He adds that the halfbike comes with brakes. Other projects presented at Casa Abierta focused in the environment. Recent graduates…

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