African Drive is an initiative that was founded three years ago by a group of Belgian entrepreneurs led by our CEO, Fried Vancraen. With the aim of creating a safe and dependable method of transportation for the inhabitants of Benin, African Drive’s affiliate, Baobab Express, started providing locals with a secure, low-cost way of getting from city to city.
Danish software engineer Sune Pedersen was left with mobility problems after an accident at a dancing event a few years ago. The experience made him wonder if there was a way to get around the city that was not only suitable for people with mobility problems, but that was also fun and innovative. Already a technology buff, he hit upon the idea of creating an electric longboard, and with some help from our consumer 3D printing service, i.materialise, was able to create a range of futuristic 3D printed longboards.