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Giant Suction Cups for Hitchhikers for 2008 Fiat Contest

By: Pearl - Published: • References: robertnightingaledesign & yankodesign
Hitch is a device for getting free rides by attaching oneself onto a vehicle using giant suction cups. There are three of them on a reinforced waist harness. A hand suction cup is also available to help keep the user stable during transit.

Robert Nightingale, a British industrial designer came up with the concept design for the 2008 Fiat competition entitled “Smiles from A-to B”. He dreamed it up over breakfast, the prototype was completed that same evening and the pictures were taken the next morning in Brooklyn.

He recommends that “you position yourself at traffic lights, railway stations or air hangers. Subtly wait for the opportune moment (which is precisely 7 seconds before the initial point of acceleration) and attach the product as firmly as possible to the host vehicle (a brief run up usually does the trick), paying attention to ground clearance for one’s feet and enjoy the ride!” Stats for Extreme Public Transportation Trending: Older & Mild
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