he wonder bike which was a concept gadget by Apple in 2010 is now going to turn into reality. Apple has been granted the patent to its idea of “Apple Smart bike”, an advanced bicycle system. This invention holds much similarity with the Apple’s Nike with iPod system except the fact that this is exclusively for the cyclists.
The smart bicycle will not only be able to be of service individually but it will be helpful for a group of cyclists to communicate among themselves. This will help one to know about the path terrain, the difficulty of the course and other problems that one may face on the path. This system is supposed to be able to give a measure of the distance, time, speed, elevation, altitude, power, wind speed, expected future path and a lot of other parameters which may be important to measure the kind of experience while cycling.
The new bicycle system in addition to providing the above parameters may be helpful to provide feedback to the cyclists about their performance or that of the other cyclists. There are sensors coupled in to the iPhone or iPad along with the sensors in the bicycle which can provide extra information which may really be appreciated by the cyclists.
The patent given to Apple provides a wide range of display types. It could also have a projection of the display content given on the surface remote of the bicycle.
Last but not the least, this amazing invention may help the cyclist to take pictures of the course travelled or record a video and geo-tag the generated map for publishing. This may go a long way in the reviewing of difficult-to-reach sites. The Apple Smart bike, due to become a reality soon, is awaited eagerly.