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Smart eScooter

Dailies. Galleries — 22, 2010

Two German car companies are electric scooter concept with one big thing in common: both use smart phones as keys and instruments. As you can see above, the escooter uses an iPhone 4 the Mini Scooter e seen integrates a generic design. while riding?

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The Smart concept is this white thing that’s with a 5.3bhp wheel hub motor that can propel the up to 30mph. A 3.84kWh battery lives under the seat and is for a 62-mile range. There’s ABS a rider airbag mounted the handlebars and flashing lights in the mirrors that will of other vehicles hiding in blind spots.

The charging socket hides the Smart logo on the front of the

The MINI Scooter e is being in three forms, all with a mix of retro Italian and English elements. There no official yet, but MINI is strongly that production of one of them is

Of course, no one cares about electric bikes or car companies fanciful scooters, what you about is the iPhone integration and it could mean for future Let’s take a look at the offered by each bike.

Smart eScooter

A central binnacle mirrors the on MINI’s not-so-mini cars and as a dock for the generic smartphone. smartphone serves as the key, anti-theft functions like the lock and immobilizer and switching on the When the phone is connected to the it runs a proprietary program to speed and navigation data, but says riders will be able to access maps, and even phone functions on the

There’s a tie-in with Maps, through which Scooter e riders will be to locate the positions of other riders in the area, then those riders to join you for a That sounds a little and of the utopian everyone-likes-being-social school of that’s usually found in car marketing lingo. Instead, we see the to access traffic data and scooter-friendly parking working better as an on-board function.

Like the MINI, the Smart uses its iPhone 4 as a key. it into the dashboard and the immobilizer and are de-activated. An App will then that serves as a speedometer, navigation and monitors battery level. The scooter itself be equipped with an internal GPS allowing the rider to use the iPhone 4 to the scooter after misplacing it a drunken night out.

Riding on a very cold You’ll be able to use your 4 to remotely start the handlebar so they’re nice and toasty by the you climb onboard.

Unlike the no specific mention of multi-tasking is When smartphone integration of level comes to pass, will likely be forced to some way to limit phone while the vehicle is moving in to reduce their liability you get too distracted pinching and swiping or to your mom on Facetime to ride.

Smart eScooter
Smart eScooter
Smart eScooter
Smart eScooter

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