So far, at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA 2011), we have witnessed the emergence of striking concept vehicles, new production models from major automobile manufactures and a long list of electric vehicles (EV) as well as plug-in hybrid vehicles. Now, one of the biggest auto brands in the U.S, Ford Motors has unveiled its all new Ford eBike Concept, which is an electric bike that can also be run by conventional pedaling. Though there is nothing new about a hybrid bike, yet what stands out in the new eBike Concept is the use of Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone that is mounted at the front of the bike. This highly innovative integration of a powerful mobile device with an electric bike has opened new venues of on-the-go communication and entertainment, while infusing certain elements of the bike’s systems into the phone itself.
The riders will be able to use the centrally mounted Samsung Galaxy SII to make & receive calls, text messages, listen to music and just about accomplish every task that they would do when they are stationary. However, the most astounding fact of this unique integration is that through the smartphone, users will be able to adjust the bike’s suspension system as required and the phone will also display the amount of power left in the bike’s battery. Furthermore, you can check your favorite social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. and can even use the phone for satellite navigation using Google Maps. The Ford eBike Concept is powered by a 9.2Ah battery and while running on the electric motor, the bike is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 25 km/h.