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Ford's concept E-Bike is powered by the Samsung Galaxy S II

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Ford's concept E-Bike is powered by the Samsung Galaxy S II
At the 2011 Frankfurt Auto show, Ford displayed a unique new mode of transportation that it has dubbed the E-Bike. The electronic concept bike can travel as fast as 25km/h and uses a carbon belt instead of the traditional bicycle chain. A 9.2Ah battery is aboard as is the Samsung Galaxy S II.

You might ask yourself what exactly a smartphone can do for the bike and the answer is, quite a lot. Using some custom software, the Galaxy S II can adjust the suspension of the bike and keep an eye on battery strength. And when you're traveling along a quiet, boring stretch of road, you can always listen to some audio from your Galaxy S II (you could even put on Netflix, but just to listen to a movie while driving, right?).

We all know that concepts usually never make it to the marketplace-at least not in the form that you see at shows. There are exceptions, of course, and just perhaps one day you will be riding your E-Bike with the wind blowing in your hair rushing past your helmet, and the Samsung Galaxy S playing your tunes.

source: Engadget

The concept Ford E-Bike uses a Samsung Galaxy S II to control some functions
The concept Ford E-Bike uses a Samsung Galaxy S II to control some functions
The concept Ford E-Bike uses a Samsung Galaxy S II to control some functions

The concept Ford E-Bike uses a Samsung Galaxy S II to control some functions


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posted on 12 Sep 2011, 19:53 3

1. bladada (unregistered)


WTF? This makes no sense at all....first NASA uses SII, and now ford? s**t, Samsung must be paying them out the ass.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 10:42

13. ztedac (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 May 2010)


would you be happier if it was an iphone?
then it will become more 'legit'?

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 19:55 2

2. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I wonder if you can take a call while riding the bike?

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 20:25

3. 87168 (unregistered)


Not without getting a ticket....give it time, there will be a law against cycling and while using a mobile device; that is if there isn't one somewhere already haha

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 05:37

10. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Here in sweden you are even allowed to hold the phone to your head and talk while your driving.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 21:37

5. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Dont see why not ... bluetooth headphones :P I use the Plantronics backbeats 903+ Amazing headphones they even work while im driving with the roof down.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 21:10 1

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This is a cool concept; two of my favorite corporate things in the world, Android and Ford, working together. *sigh* I must be dreaming. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 23:03

6. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


An app made for a concept bike?? APPLE LAWYRS BEING CALLED IN 3... 2... 1...

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 00:33

7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Frankfurt in Germany ?
Apple is going to ban that from germany and from netherlands and australia ...

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 00:50 1

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's innovative and from a competitor. What's not to ban? :D

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 01:20

9. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


so... is this bike supposed to have its own built-in engines that run on the electricity so that it can travel up to 25km/h, or are you supposed to pedal it to reach that speed?

anyways, a dynamo phone-charger would be fit on a bike like this.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 07:18

11. remixfa (Posts: 14172; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Im guessing that since ford is involved that its got an engine in that frame somewhere. Wouldnt make sense otherwise. On a side note, i love the way that bike looks.

Sexy bike + worlds best phone = uber win.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 09:42

12. TeamDroid2.0 (unregistered)


This is smart by samsung to name it the "E" bike, seeing how Apple owns the letter i.

Seriously this is pretty cool though because when I crash my bike at 2 am drunk out of my head, I want my phone to shatter along with my $2000 bike

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 09:25

14. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The "E" most likely stands for Electric seeing how the phone powers the bike and I'm sure that the name was Fords decision seeing how it's their bike. Also if you would be dumb enough to take your $2000 bike out for a ride at 2am when your drunk then you deserve anything that comes your way.

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