is a novel yet amazingly practical personal transportation vehicle that promotes health and mobility.
is a human powered tricycle with an electric motor assist. The rider is largely surrounded by an aero dynamic plastic shell designed to shield the user from car traffic and rain fall. A clear windshield and open sides enhance the "wind in your face" experience of the outdoors. A strategically padded interior, restraining seat belt, rear view and side mirrors, running lights and turn signals emphasize our commitment to user safety.
The Whiz is an adult tricycle with an electric motor assist featuring a three quarter shell for protection from minor accidents and rain. Its seat belt harness, helmet, bumpers, mirrors and lights provide additional safety. There are storage compartments under and behind the seat, an interior tray, and attachment points for optional baskets that can be mounted forward and aft on the vehicle's body.
The Whiz is a green vehicle that supports personal fitness and a healthy vision of the urban environment. If used in appreciable numbers, it could reduce health care costs substantially, revolutionize local community planning and , when supplanting car costs, save a family enough money to send their children to higher education or occupational training.
Mobility, fitness, safety. All contribute to a greener environment by reducing pollution and congestion, and a more economical mode of personal transportation in local settings.
Anticipated markets could be:
Josh is a talented designer with excellent computer software skills. He has a master degree in architecture and a bachelor degree in engineering. Before starting the Whiz project, he has worked as an architect at Perkins Will, a world leading architecture and design firm. He also founded a successful creative animation business, which helped him to master solid software skills and marketing strategies. Josh's copntribution to the Whiz project include:
Gil Franco is an Illustrator and 3D modeler living in New York City. Originally from Davis California, he has seven years of illustration experience and over ten years of 3D modeling experience. He is also an avid improviser, performing at various New York locations for the last two years.
David been designing and planning communities car free for decades. He has patents and prototypes of sail boats, building components, travellers' safes, etc all intended to use materials efficiently.
Tatjana has mastered many 3-dimensional rendering programs and now creates websites and web-based software.
Robert has had a passion for cycling and cycling culture for the last 30 years. He was a partner in the custom bicycles and components business "Majazo" in the late 90's He is active in local bike advocacy programs such as the "Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition". He is an accomplished Auto, and bicycle mechanic on top of having a degree in Architecture with a minor in Engineering, working as a licensed Architect in the State of California, with a National certificate from the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Robert is a principal designer of the Whiz family, drawing on his experience in Architectural Design, Mechanical Engineering, and a thorough knowledge of bicycles. Robert incorporated several design features that would make the product safer, easier to operate, and more attractive to potential customers such as:
San Francisco, CA