"Dubike" is the name of new smart bike by Baidu and the Chinese Google has released some details about its upcoming smart bike.
Baidu, the Chinese internet technology company has recently released more details about its new smart bike ‘Dubike’. Dubike is equipped with multiple sensors and a self-developed operating system. This new system will allow the riders to set up their own social network.
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According to a report that was published on Monday by 36kr (via ZDNet), Dubike’s sensors collect riders’ data on their pedaling frequency, foot pressure, heat pressure, seating pressure and even the velocity. It then combines the data collected with an app on mobile devices in order for analysis and it also provides suggestions to the rider.
This is not all; the Dubike is equipped with many other new and exciting capabilities and features. One such feature is a hub that can transform kinetic energy into electricity. Now this is just awesome! Producing electricity as you ride your bike is just amazing.
The Dubike also has a handlebar that can navigate and indicate directions to the rider. So there is no need to remember all the ways and the handlebar could help you to find new shortcuts. It also has a built-in GPS system that helps locate the bike, so if you forget it somewhere or someone has stolen it you would be able to find your bike easily and as bike theft is a problem in China this feature will be very useful.
Even if you have an accident you don’t need to worry as help will find you due to the GPS system. There is also an OS that would advise on routes. So Baidu has made it pretty clear that its new smart bike is going to stand out from the others and that its riders are going to be given every kind of benefit.
Baidu also has a research arm, The Institute of Deep Learning which was previously developing the smart bike OS, which would have the features such as mapping, navigation, social networking on a single platform. This was then to be distributed among all bicycle manufacturers by Baidu.
Baidu has also come with the design of the smart bike. This smart bike is another great project of The Institute of Deep Learning which is also working on several other projects and new gadgets. The institute has also partnered with BMW to craft semi-autonomous car technology for the Chinese streets.
Right now Baidu has a sample bike which has been developed by The Institute of Deep Learning and the Artistic and Industrial Design departments of Tsinghua University which is one of the best in Beijing. However this sample is not a working prototype. Plus it is the third-party bike manufacturers that will produce bikes built around the Dubike.
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According to Baidu, the smart bike ‘Dubike’ is going to be available in the markets by the end of this year, however no exact date has been given by Baidu. Well the features of the Dubike are somewhat exciting and it sounds fun to ride such a bike. Let’s see what Baidu has in store for us!