18 of the most awesome inventions that appeared this year



This year has seen the appearance of many awesome new inventions which help make life easier, more comfortable — and in some cases — more enjoyable.

We decided to pick out 18 of the most interesting. Hopefully, we’ll live to seem them all take on a major role in our lives!

The Transparent Truck

Every year, thousands of people get hurt or die in traffic accidents, in part because their visibility gets blocked by a lumbering vehicle. This is especially true in Argentina, known for its winding, narrow roads. There, however, Samsung and ad agency Leo Burnett have partnered on a creative solution: a system that relays video footage from the front of a truck to four screens on its back, giving drivers a clear view of what’s ahead.

The ‘Hoverboard’ Scooter

Part Segway, part skateboard, the self-balancing scooter — generally known as a hoverboard, even though it doesn’t actually hover — is easily the year’s most viral product. Once someone hops on, the device uses a pair of electric gyroscopes (one under each pad) to balance automatically, allowing users to speed forward, backward and around by slightly shifting their body weight. That enables all kinds of fun stunts, ranging from hallway races to motorized dance routines.



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