Forget smartwatches, the smart bike is coming! Samsung has unveiled its smart bike concept which combines expert Italian bicycle design with high-tech components to produce the bike of the future. Samsung’s smart bike concept was created with the help of Italian bicycle design mastermind Giovanni Pelizzoli and a student Alice Biotti. The bike was showcased at Milan Design Week.
Here’s a description of the smart bike straight from Samsung:
Thanks to the great experience of Maestro Giovanni Pelizzoli — a world famed frame builder- and the talent of a young student of Samsung Maestros Academy — Alice Biotti — Samsung Smart Bike came alive. This is the first bicycle that protects the rider thanks to its safety components, controlled by a Samsung Smartphone. It comes with an innovative bicycle-frame that neutralizes the most dangerous vibrations to the human body, 4 laser beams to alert other drivers that the bike is coming along, an integrated GPS system to tell local authorities which routes should be immediately turned into real bike-lanes. This is Samsung Smart Bike, the perfect mix between future and heritage, presented with great success during the 2014 Milan Design Week.
Certainly a novel concept, but how would this bike translate to real world usage? The bike would surely be swiped in minutes when locked up in public, even if the owner uses the most burley of bike locks. As a concept though Sammy’s smart bike is certainly sweet. I’m kinda scared of the pricetag though…
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