Baku and Tbilisi discussed issue of investment in the reconstruction of Georgia's highways

Baku and Tbilisi discussed issue …

Baku and Tbilisi discu...

Pentagon chief left Georgia

Pentagon chief left Georgia

Deputy Defense Ministe...

Georgian parliament begins debate of the draft bill "On the State Language"

Georgian parliament begins debate…

Parliament begins deba...

"Dnepravia" suspends flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi and Batumi

"Dnepravia" suspends fl…

Airline "Dniproavia" f...

Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mariamoba

Georgian Orthodox Church celebrat…

Georgian Orthodox Chur...

The Georgian Foreign Ministry published a list of countries with which it will support the visa-free message

The Georgian Foreign Ministry pub…

The Georgian Foreign M...

Visa to Georgia will cost $ 50

Visa to Georgia will cost $ 50

From September 1, 2014...

Georgia does not acknowledge presidential elections in Abkhazia

Georgia does not acknowledge pres…

The Georgian Foreign M...

In Baku is discussed the construction of the railway Marabda-Kartsakhi

In Baku is discussed the construc…

The 20th meeting of th...

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia will hold joint military exercises

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia wi…

Azerbaijan, Turkey and...

Prev Next

Newest Formula One racing innovation inspires Ford E-Bike Concept

Newest Formula One racing innovation inspires Ford E-Bike Concept

Magneotostrictive materials are used to mutually and interchangeably convert magnetic and kinetic energy streams into each other kind of energy. This materials are used in Formula One racing solutions, to create the temperature independent and completely maintenance free magnetostriction sensors, which need not to have any physical contact with engine parts or drive-train gears. Boldly applying the Formula One innovative technology to win new market in rapidly growing cyclist world, Ford Motor (F) created an electric bicycle, the "E-Bike". The new concept - the biker dream champ vehicle - is manufactured of aluminum and carbon fiber alloys letting decrease the weight of its composite frame to lightest in its class - just 5 lbs.

 

The Formula One-like magnetostriction sensor array technology is embedded with the integrated command center controlling electrical drivetrain and a sophisticated battery allowing the E-bike travel more than 50 miles on a single charge. The Ford E-Bike Concept has a balanced design appealing to professional bikers and beginner biking enthusiasts. Small size powerful motor is coupled with the front wheel hub, similar to Lunar or Mars Rover advanced design. The a lithium-ion battery is concealed within the carbon frame. The drive system is hidden inside elegant cover exposing a clean aerodynamic stylish appearance. The newly introduced Carbon Belt Drive System, the CBDS, allows for a clean, light and maintenance free solution, with highly efficient transfer of energy from the pedals and to the hub, compared to the traditional bicycle chain design.

The magnetostriction sensor array, similar to Formula One application, where these sensors are involved in the high engine revolutions, the E-Bike electrical bicycle sensors, are responsible for capturing the revolutions in the bike's inner bearing. The information is read and immediately transmitted to the command center control unit. The command center is synchronizing the power of the biker's leg muscles with the power of the electric motor, providing the win-win optimized balance between the rider's and the motor's forces. The command center is pre-programmed to allow for Sporty (fun), Economy (wisdom) and Comfort (leisure) modes. The simple yet convenient user interface and the handlebar-mounted crisp display makes it easy to select and change the desired mode without distracting the biker from the road.

Other technology leaders such as GPS innovator Garmin (GRMN) are also introducing the building blocks for the professional cyclist designs. The Garmin GPS navigator enabled, the "Vector" technology, the "Vector" is capable of measuring cycle power where it matters. The "Vector" sensors array, computer and rendering display, which could be represented by Garmin GPS navigator, are connected by "Vector" cyclist wireless network. But Ford's "E-bike" is a complete end-to-end solution incorporating everything needed for the Formula One like electrical bicycle into unique concept vehicle with seamless integration of the revolutionary wired and wireless interfaces allowing for super fast data transfer between the magnetostriction sensor array, rider command center, Mars Rover like electrical motor powered by Li-ion battery complimenting the cyclist force applied on pedals and between bike's hubs and gears, the light complete design, ready for rapidly growing multi-million cyclist consumer market.

Last modified onMonday, 03 October 2011 20:41
back to top

Share