Charles Taylor built a one wheel gyro stabilized vehicle and it worked. It was functional, not flashy, but the guy actually built it and the videos show how it evolved over the years. Just after writing that article the other day I came across a short piece in a 1958 issue of Science and Mechanics that mentioned the Studebaker Astral. It, too, had one central wheel with gyro stabilization but also atomic power for propulsion and hovering and all sorts of other features. Of course, the Astral was never built and this concept is all that exists. Isn’t it interesting how much better Taylor’s real vehicle carrying him down the road looks than the futuristic concept that never actually went anywhere?
Photo from Petersen Museum display, car from Studebaker National Museum collection.