Toyota Prius-Inspired Mind-Controlled Bicycle
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How about a bicycle that you can control with your mind? It may sound a little too “science fiction”, but an awesome bike like this actually does exist. Called PXP, the bike was created by Toyota in collaboration with Parlee Cycles, DeepLocal and Saatchi & Saatchi. While the pedaling is classic, the gear shifting is achieved by simply thinking about what gear you want to change into. But how?
There is an EEG meter that must be placed on the cyclist’s head and under the helmet to “read” his or her shifting intentions. Approximately ten minutes of training will suffice for the intelligent bike to react according to the rider’s thoughts, who will no longer have to use the fingers to change gears.
Aside from this innovative feature, PXP also has other appealing characteristics, like the sleek, aerodynamic design of the frame, which incorporates the braking cables and the gear. Between the handlebars there is a dock for smartphones that can display useful information for the biker. PXP is only a one-off prototype at the moment, but its advanced technology will surely find a way to make it to the mass production lines in the near future.