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

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


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14 Comments

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.

13. ztedac

Posts: 69; Member since: May 17, 2010

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

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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

10. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

5. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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. :)

6. dipereira0123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

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

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

9. Firedrops

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.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

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

14. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 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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