Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Ford's Futuristic New Smartbikes

FordMWC2015_Overview.jpg

Ford has launched its vision for future transport technologies at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And it involves some futuristic-looking prototype smartbikes.

Titled Handle On Mobility, these concept bikes are part of the wider Ford Mobility Project, an initiative that explores how traditional commuting - cars, bikes and public transport - can better integrate with modern technologies. 

Ford's vision comes in the form of the MoDe:Pro and MoDe:Me e-bikes. These foldable two-wheelers can fit in the boot of your car, and carry luggage. They also come with a brand new MoDe:Link app. The app can tell you not only the best route, but also the best mode of transport to reach your destination.

Best of all, the electric bikes offer a "no sweat mode", activated when your heartrate breaches a certain limit, so you don't turn up to your meeting looking like you just swam through a sewer.

Forget driverless cars, if the MoDe bikes become a reality then commuters of the future will still feel the wind in their hair.

[Via: The Verge]

5
2
3
4
1

Related

cars3.jpg

Minimalist Automotive Icon Poster Series

seatylock3.jpg

Inspired Seatylock bike solution

bike1.jpg

Stunning wooden Arvak bike

bike4.jpg

The Apache Racer Bike

3.jpg

Jaguar Introduces 'Shoulder Tap' Bike Detection System

bike3.jpg

The World's Smartest Bike

Comments

More

Amazon's new Alexa update means it can bring you beer in two hours

"Alexa, we're going to need more booze"

by Matt Tate
21 Mar 2017

This terrifying gadget allows you to make private calls in public

Be like Bane

by Gary Ogden
15 Mar 2017

You'll soon be able to pay for your shopping with your sunglasses

I'm still not happy until I can pay with my underwear

by Gary Ogden
15 Mar 2017

This iPhone case is actually just an entire new Android phone

A phone within a phone

by Gary Ogden
14 Mar 2017

There's a new app for opening bottles because everyone is lazy now

Put that wrist away!

by Gary Ogden
06 Mar 2017

These comments from 2001 about the world's first camera phone are gold

"Take pictures of friendly dogs I see when I walk around""I would use the camera phone to take pictures of my best friend, my dog Benson"

by Gary Ogden
01 Mar 2017

This projector turns anything into a touchscreen

We're living in the future

by Gary Ogden
28 Feb 2017

Everything we know about the new Nokia 3310

The brick is back

by Matt Tate
24 Feb 2017

20 Things You'll Only Understand If You Owned A Nokia 3310

14 Feb 2017

The Nokia 3310 is getting a relaunch (yes, really)

The return of the King

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017