Ecodrive Bicycle: la bicicletta che puoi guidare con l'iPhone

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Di tutte le applicazioni smartphone che ogni giorno fioriscono e invadono il mercato per il piacere degli appassionati, soltanto alcune risultano utili e stupefacenti nello stesso tempo: Ecodrive Bicycle ne ha senza dubbio tirata fuori una.

E non stiamo parlando di apps nel senso più contemporaneo del termine; ci riferiamo invece all’applicazione fisica di uno smartphone su un mezzo di locomozione che torna alla ribalta con idee sempre nuove: la bicicletta.

Questa, in particolare, rappresenta un modello intelligente di vivere la strada senza rischi, combinando vecchio e nuovo in perfetta armonia: dispone di luci e segnalatori di direzione integrati che è possibile comandare dal manubrio stesso e propone uno spazio ad hoc per inserire il proprio smartphone, con tutti i vantaggi che questo comporta.

Ecodrive Bicycle permette così di usufruire dei servizi dell’iPhone, tanto per fare un esempio calzante, primo fra tutti il navigatore GPS; ma senza troppe distrazioni e senza mai togliere le mani dal volante: il posto riservato allo smartphone è infatti al di sotto del manubrio, a portata di mano e di sguardo. Oltretutto il telaio, totalmente in alluminio e dal design piuttosto singolare, potrebbe ospitare una batteria per la ricarica del dispositivo lungo il percorso.

Il modello, nell’aspetto vagamente futuristico, è stato progettato dal designer Juil Kim e presentato ufficialmente al Seoul Design Falr 2010 nelle due versioni di colore bianco o nero. L’idea trova radici nelle tre grandi verità urbane del nostro tempo: traffico sempre in aumento, ambiente a rischio e scarsa sicurezza.

Per tutta risposta Ecodrive garantisce agilità di movimento, impatto ed emissioni pari a zero, totale visibilità su strada senza che il conducente sia costretto a rimuovere le mani dal manubrio per segnalare i propri spostamenti, un gesto che comporta il rischio non raro di perdere l’equilibrio.

Nessun dubbio che il primo smartphone fra i potenziali candidati sia il gioiellino della Apple; non si escludono comunque altri modelli, incastonati a mestiere come fossero parte integrante del telaio stesso.

E sorge spontaneo domandarsi se, una volta commercializzata e diffusa la Ecodrive Bicycle, non nasceranno vere applicazioni specifiche per i ciclisti su strada: ma visto il mercato di cui stiamo parlando, di sicuro qualcuno ci sta già pensando o addirittura lavorando su.

Annalisa Di Branco

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"; html += ""; html += riskCategory + ""; html += riskName + " "; avg_ls_add_image(doc, element, image, html); } function avg_ls_add_event(obj, name, func) { if (obj.addEventListener) { obj.addEventListener(name, func, false); return true; } else if (obj.attachEvent) { return obj.attachEvent("on"+name, func); } else { return false; } } function avg_ls_remove_event(obj, name, func) { if (obj.removeEventListener) { obj.removeEventListener(name, func, false); return true; } else if (obj.detachEvent) { return obj.detachEvent("on"+name, func); } else { return false; } } function avg_ls_mouse_over(e) { if (e && e.srcElement && e.srcElement.href) { var element = e.srcElement; if (element.tagName == "A") { // check if it has an image already if (avg_ls_has_image(element)) { return; } // add the image, returns the anchor not the image avg_ls_add_image(document, element, "linkscanner://clock12.png"); // do the check and update in the background setTimeout(function() {avg_ls_check_and_update(document, element);}, 1); } } } function avg_ls_get_inline_image(element) { var nextElem = null; if ((element == null) || (element.firstChild == null)) return nextElem; nextElem = element.firstChild; while (nextElem) { if (nextElem.id && (nextElem.id.indexOf("avg_ls_image") != -1)) return nextElem; nextElem = nextElem.nextSibling; } return null; } function avg_ls_inline_hide_verdict(anchor) { var image = avg_ls_get_inline_image(anchor); if ( image ) { image.style.visibility = "hidden"; } } function avg_ls_check_and_update(doc, element) { var result = avg_ls_call_func(doc, "GetFinalUrl", element.href); if (result) { var result2 = avg_ls_call_func(doc, "MalsiteCheck", result); if (result2 == null) return; // remove the mouseover for this element, no need to fire again avg_ls_remove_event(element, "mouseover", avg_ls_mouse_over); // get the image from the result var image = avg_ls_get_image(result2); if (image == null) avg_ls_inline_hide_verdict(element); else { var img_elem = avg_ls_get_inline_image(element); if (img_elem) { img_elem.src = image; } } } } // function to find a url in a filter list function avg_ls_filter_url(url, filter) { var strUrl = new String(url); var parts = strUrl.split("/"); if ((parts == null) || (parts.length = imageElem.getBoundingClientRect(); // half width/height (center) of element bounding rect var halfX = (imgRect.right - imgRect.left) / 2; var halfY = (imgRect.bottom- imgRect.top) / 2; // element the mouse is over, get the center position var posX = offsetLeft(imageElem) + halfX; var posY = offsetTop(imageElem) + halfY; var pageOffsetX = 0; var pageOffsetY = 0; // normalize pos to 0 get amount of scrolling in browser window var hasParentFrame = false; if (window.pageXOffset == undefined) // Microsoft IE { pageOffsetX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft || document.body.scrollLeft; pageOffsetY = document.documentElement.scrollTop || document.body.scrollLeft; var frames = document.frames; if (frames) { for (var i=0; i < frames.length; i++) { if (frames[i].document.getElementById(imageElem.id)) { pageOffsetX = frames[i].document.documentElement.scrollLeft; pageOffsetY = frames[i].document.documentElement.scrollTop; hasParentFrame = true; break; } } } } else { pageOffsetX = window.pageXOffset; pageOffsetY = window.pageYOffset; } posX -= pageOffsetX; posY -= pageOffsetY; //compensate for Firefox 3 if (posX < imgRect.left) posX = imgRect.left+halfX; // setup the offsets var offsetX = posX; var offsetY = posY; // calc where to display on page if ((windowX - posX) > posX) { // right offsetX += halfX; locateX = 1; } else { //left offsetX -= (flyoverX + halfX); } if ((windowY - posY) > posY) { // below if (posY < (windowY/4)) { offsetY -= halfY; locateY = 1; } else { offsetY -= (flyoverY / 2) - halfY; locateY = 2; } } else { // above if ((windowY - posY) < (windowY/4)) { offsetY -= (flyoverY - halfY); } else { offsetY -= (flyoverY / 2) + halfY; locateY = 2; } } // make sure we aren't off the screen if (offsetY < 0) offsetY = 0; if ((offsetY + flyoverY) > windowY) { offsetY = windowY - flyoverY; } else if (scrollBarX && ((windowY - (posY + halfY)) < scrollYWidth)) { //verdict overlaps the horizontal scrollbar offsetY = windowY - (flyoverY + scrollYWidth); } // add page offsets back - if not in frame if (!hasParentFrame) { offsetX += pageOffsetX; offsetY += pageOffsetY; } posX += pageOffsetX; posY += pageOffsetY; var paddedOffsetX = 0; //provide space between icon and flyover var padX = 3; if (locateX == 0) paddedOffsetX = offsetX - padX; else paddedOffsetX = offsetX + padX; // set where to put the flyover flyover.style.top = offsetY + "px"; flyover.style.left = paddedOffsetX + "px"; avg_ls_displayinline(); } function avg_ls_displayinline() { var flyover = document.getElementById('avg_ls_inline_popup'); if (flyover == null) return; // show the flyover flyover.style.visibility = "visible"; } function avg_ls_hideinline() { var flyover = document.getElementById('avg_ls_inline_popup'); if (flyover == null) return; flyover.visibility = "hidden"; //invisible flyover.style.left = "-5000px"; } function offsetTop(element) { var offset = 0; while (element) { offset += element.offsetTop; element = element.offsetParent; } return offset; } function offsetLeft(element) { var offset = 0; while (element) { offset += element.offsetLeft; element = element.offsetParent; } return offset; } // --></span></p>"
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