EUCO in WIRED
Electric unicycles are one of the fastest growing form factors in transportation today, so it’s no surprise when WIRED contacted us for an interview about this amazing device.
In his article, Boone goes into the history of single-wheeled devices while getting a variety of different angles from industry thought leaders, but I wanted to offer some of my thoughts as our hour-long conversation raised some interesting points.
With a rapidly growing community, the electric unicycle movement feels like a secret that we all have figured out: The EUC is one of the most compact, portable, and fun ways to get around town. The wheel, as many of us call it, has been reinvented to feel like an extension of ourselves. Unlike a car or bike, where the driver is conforming to the shape of the machine, the EUC allows the rider to act as the controller without needing a remote. It’s a a state of being in control and being free at the same time, and the feeling of riding one is quite impossible to describe except that it’s probably the closest we can get to having jetpacks underneath our feet with the current technology available.
The EUC has come a long way since its invention about ten years ago. What started out as a nimble way to get around started an international collective. Now, electric unicycle are much faster, safer, and more customizable than ever before. This year, we are gearing up for the release of at least 5 new models, so the future for EUCs is looking bright. The future is 2020.
Check out the WIRED article here: https://www.wired.com/story/one-wheeled-vehicles-micromobility/