Ford patented a car with a built-in motorcycleMay 8, 2018
Ford filed an application in the US Patent Office (USPTO) for the registration of a “car with an integrated electric motorcycle”. This is reported by the publication Gizmodo.
According to the concept of the patent, the motorcycle is located between the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. At the same time, part of the front panel is also part of the bike itself, which, in turn, can be separated from the car, pushing forward – through the open hood.
According to the idea of the developers, such a hybrid car and motorcycle can be used in the future with the entry force of bans on the use of vehicles with ICE in major cities. So, a person can get to the village by car, and then change to an “environmentally friendly” motorcycle.
This is not the first time that automakers are trying to come up with the concept of combining different modes of movement. For example, in the early 80’s, Honda produced a small folding Motocompo scooter, which the Japanese called “a boot luggage bike.” The design of the device allowed it to be transported on compact city cars, including Honda City and Honda Today.