Special lanes, folding models, other connected, a world of evolution around the bicycle. Today we present a proposal from China, neither more nor less than the giant's hand Baidu.
The Chinese company makes forays into the world of connected and intelligent objects, recently we met his "glasses" Baidu Eye. Now it's the turn of one bike with futuristic look, they have christened Dubike.
Dubike rather incorporates elements could be found in a quantizer bracelet, or smartwatch. I mean, the bike has sensors that register our vitals and activity, especially those related to cycling.
Taking advantage are placing such a technological product on the market, they have included a very attractive navigation system, which is housed on the handlebars. The indications are bright and generously sized, so do not stray too sight path.
As in all large cities, in China there are many thefts, especially if the bike is greedy, so they have implemented a GPS inside the frame, to locate it easily. Also related to safety, in the rear area have integrated a stop lamps.
Bike connects to your mobile device for navigation information, or share content on social networks . It is setting up a web service that routes and experiences are shared.
No information on the availability of Baidu Dubike - most certainly fall in December - not about the price that will come out in China.