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Connected E-Bikes

Ford's MoDe:Pro Connects Riders to Cars

— March 6, 2015 — Autos
The MoDe:Pro is an example of how competition can foster greatness. This futuristic e-bike is the result of a competition run among Ford's employees, who were challenged to come up with e-bike designs that could make connected journeys safer, healthier, more efficient and of course less stressful.

This bike is equipped with a 200 Watt motor with a 9 Ah battery. The addition of electric pedal assist means that riders are capable of hitting speeds up to 25 km/h.

The MoDe:Pro is clearly designed keeping in mind the needs of urban commuters. Therefore, it can conveniently be folded up to take on public transport. The e-bike also comes with a companion app that can be used to find bike-friendly directions.

Blending an eco-friendly ride system, portability and mobile compatibility, the MoDe:Pro represents the future of sustainable urban biking.
Trend Themes
1. Connected E-bikes - Incorporate smart technology into e-bikes to create a more efficient and sustainable mode of transportation.
2. Foldable E-bikes - Develop e-bikes that can be easily folded and transported to increase convenience for urban commuters.
3. Competition-based Design - Encourage innovation and creativity in e-bike design through competition-based challenges such as the one Ford used for the MoDe:Pro.
Industry Implications
1. Automobile Industry - Explore the potential for incorporating e-bikes into existing automobile brands, as exemplified by Ford's MoDe:Pro.
2. Smart Technology Industry - Develop connectivity solutions and companion apps that enhance the functionality of e-bikes and make them more user-friendly.
3. Sustainable Transportation Industry - Invest in eco-friendly modes of transportation, such as e-bikes, as a way to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
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