In addition to announcements of mobile electronics and all sorts of “smart” gadgets at Mobile World Congress 2015 can be seen stand of Ford, near which place two conceptual electric bikes – MoDe: Me and MoDe: Pro.The main objective of the initiative to establish data – an attempt to create a two-wheeled vehicle is clean, capable of becoming a full replacement for a personal car or public transport. However, in this case, riding a bike should not have previous restrictions on the range of the banal cyclist fatigue, as well as bulky design of the bike, which does not allow to travel with him on the train or bus. To do this, the developers had not merely supplement pedal drive electric traction, but also make the bike design is extremely compact and easy to transport.
Manufacturer installed on MoDe: Me and MoDe: Pro 200-watt motors paired with a battery capacity of 9 Ah. Engine power enough to bike without using muscle power alone could reach a speed of 25 km / h. Alas, Ford has not said how much can drive new items on a single charge without the use of muscular strength. It is worth noting that showed a prototype – it’s not just bikes with an electric motor, are full participants in the road, equipped with all the necessary warning system. For example, in the case of reducing the distance between you and the car in the rear, ultrasonic sensors will record changes in the distance, and the system will signal the approach to your vehicle illuminated LED on the steering wheel and the activation of the built-in steering wheel vibration is.
Another advantage MoDe: Me and MoDe: Pro is its foldable design that allows you to carry electric bikes in the trunk of the car, and in trains or buses, without creating inconvenience to passengers and to the owner.
Differences between versions of the index «Me» and «Pro» lie in the fact that the first is positioned Ford as a purchase for personal use – commuting to work by bike, or normal, and modification MoDe: Pro focuses on the commercial exploitation of courier services staff and specialists whose daily work involves many kilometers around the city.
On series has MoDe mount for the iPhone, which will assume the role of on-board navigation system. At the same time the possibility of firmware MoDe: Link not limited excursions and itineraries from point “A” to point “B”. Through integration with the transport service, bike owners from Ford will now be able to select the optimal route of travel, providing travel far beyond the city. To do this, MoDe: Link option is implemented, incorporating the route of movement of intercity buses and rail transport. The app takes into account the current schedule of public transport, as well as takes into account the time you will spend to arrive at the nearest station.
It is interesting to look and function monitoring of physiological parameters, which allow to avoid overload and fatigue. In the «No Sweat» system takes into account the performance of your heart rate, receiving data via Bluetooth with a fitness tracker, worn on the arm and connected to the iPhone. In the case of exceeding the threshold, the motor will be activated independently, allowing owners MoDe: Me / MoDe: Pro regulate physical activity.