Samsung Smart Bike Projects Laser Bike Lanes

Samsung introduced its Smart Bike during the Milan Design Week and proposes a new paradigm for the integration of smart technologies in the two-wheeler world. While smartphone integration with bicycles, pedelecs, electric scooters and bikes and even traditional motorcycles is a common feature more and more manufacturers are exploiting, the Samsung Smart Bike comes with some extra features which are supposed to up the ante as far as riders’ safety is concerned.
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A real small computer on wheels, the Samsung Smart Bike is equipped with an Arduino processor and an on-board battery which makes it completely independent and ready for play. Riders load a Samsung smartphone in the special mount on the handlebars and connect it to the bike via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. A dedicated app allows them to plan, follow and share routes. The social component was not overlooked, as the app will also allow you to find buddies or other cyclists.

One of the most interesting features of the Samsung Smart Bike is doubtlessly the 4-laser array. Two in the back and two in the front, these 4 lasers project the limits of a virtual bike lane onto the road, with the creators of this bicycle claiming that the laser markers will make the rider more visible to other road users.

The lasers are activated on demand, from the app, but the software can also use the smartphone’s light sensor to turn them on and off, freeing the hands and adding even more to the safety of the ride. The bike also has a rear-facing camera and images from it can be displayed on the handlebar-mounted phone, acting like a very convenient rear-view mirror.

A skilled frame builder, the Italian frame builder Giovanni Pelizzoli teamed up with Samsung for this interesting project, but whether this smart bike will ever make it into mass production remains unknown.

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