12 September 2010

Bike to the future

Throughout the years, we’ve seen many interpretations of futuristic cars but this is probably the first time I’ve seen a conceptualized design of a bike from the future. The above design was unveiled by Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman who firmly believes that this will be available within 20 years. Specs of the bike include:

  • Spoke-less wheels where the tires will be puncture-proof and is self-inflating
  • Biometric technology such as fingerprint recognition as part of a locking system for the bike
  • Mini computer to calculate the amount of calories burnt by the cyclist
  • Battery assisted motor using solar power to assist the cyclist in pedaling
and even a music system
According to Boardman, all the technology required for this is already available and it’s just a matter of throwing it all together. It doesn’t seem too farfetched considering the revival of cycling arising from the public’s need of a cleaner mode of transportation. I for one can be expected to be in line to buy it when it first comes off the assembly lines.

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