How long until all bikes are ‘smart bikes’ ? The integration of every technology under the sun into your daily pedaller seems to be in the not distant future, as shown by this concept cycle from Smart; the automotive company famous for their shoebox cars that practically as long as they are wide. The Smart Cycle is an electrical cycle that boasts the usual components of a definitively ‘smart’ bike, but with a more absorbing design.
The creation of Mercedes-Benz intern Hussein Al-Attar, the two wheeler blends an aesthetic reminiscent of a mountain bike along with the simplicity and sleekness of a racer. Bundled with an in-built phone dock, battery packs, rear light and smart phone application shows a minimalist yet functional transport alternative for urban commuters. Design thinking.
Check the video for the design process.