Ford's concept E-Bike is powered by the Samsung Galaxy S II
posted by Alan F. / Sep 12, 2011, 7:43 PM
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.
- Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)
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 Sep 12, 2011, 7:53 PM 3
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I wonder if you can take a call while riding the bike?
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 7:55 PM 2
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 Sep 12, 2011, 8:25 PM 0
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Frankfurt in Germany ? Apple is going to ban that from germany and from netherlands and australia ...
posted on Sep 13, 2011, 12:33 AM 0
Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 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 Sep 13, 2011, 1:20 AM 0
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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 Sep 13, 2011, 7:18 AM 0
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 Sep 13, 2011, 9:42 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 9:25 AM 0
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