Audi’s Skateboard-like e-tron Electric Scooter

With a range of 12.5 miles and a max speed of 12.5mph, Audi’s concept electric scooter, the e-tron, rides like a skateboard—with users controlling the 26-pound vehicle by shifting their weight. That said, a handlebar grants one-handed use and also solves a problem with scooters: user inability to deliver hand signals. It will be priced at €2,000 upon release in 2020 and comes with several …

Tokyo Metro Offers Free Snacks to Ease Congestion

In an attempt to alleviate congestion on trains during rush hour, the Tokyo Metro is offering free soba and tempura for riders who opt to travel during off-peak times. The offer will coincide with another program—which is being adopted by 1,000+ local companies—that asks business owners to ease their policies on punctuality so that their employees can arrive later or work from home to lessen …

Maison & Objet 2018: Products for City Commuters

Backpacks, helmets, lights and more for those on the move

With some 54% of the world’s population living in cities (a percentage that continues to increase), it’s no surprise that we found a lot of products for commuters—specifically cyclists—at this year’s Maison & Objet. From headphone cleaning kits to foldable helmets, lights, bags, and more, each of our favorite pieces below combine design with functionality and practicality. Of course, style isn’t sacrificed. Melbourne, Australia’s Memobottle …