Sun May 14, 2017 02:06PM
The 3D printed electric skateboard.
The 3D printed electric skateboard.
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A startup in Berlin wants to revolutionize urban mobility with 3D printed, smartphone-controlled, skateboards.


'The Spine' is made for urbanites who prefer not to walk or cycle when getting around the city. It has a range of 10 kilometers, a top speed of 30 kilometers per hour and one electric engine driving the wheels.

It can be controlled by smartphone. After connecting to the board via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, users just need to tilt their phone down to accelerate and tilt up to brake. Its price is about 800 euros.

Engineers say the new transportation products are likely to complement electric autonomous cars and the public transportation system in the future.