[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] Recently, Ford released two folding smart electric bicycles-MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Both electric bicycles use an aluminum alloy frame, are equipped with a 200-watt motor and a 9-Ah battery, support electric pedal assistance, and can reach a maximum speed of 25km/h.
MoDe:Me was created by Ford Europe in cooperation with bicycle manufacturer Dahon. It is mainly used for personal commuting. This bicycle can be folded into the trunk of a car. The charging process is mainly done at home, company and other places.
Another MoDe:Pro is independently built by the Ford team, with a rear carrier, and is mainly used for express delivery. The charging device of this electric bicycle is mainly installed in a truck, it takes about 1 hour to fully charge, and the maximum cruising range is 35km.
Engineers equipped MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro with rear-facing ultrasonic sensors, and equipped the handlebar with a vibration reminder function. When a rear vehicle is overtaking, the riding warning system will warn the cyclist through the vibration of the handlebar, and the warning light on the handle will automatically flash to remind the driver of the following vehicle to pay attention to the existence of the electric bicycle.
In addition, these two bicycles can also be used with an App called MoDe:Link through a mobile phone. The software is developed by Tome App. This app allows navigation and smart reminders to be implemented. For example, after the cyclist enters the destination, MoDe:Link will list possible routes, and then provide step-by-step navigation or segment-by-segment navigation. The user follows the planned route. When a turn is needed, the handlebar will vibrate to give a reminder, and the turn signal will automatically turn on to remind surrounding vehicles to pay attention.