Globike is a system designed to share your bike and your experienceswith all the members of its online community. Globike is designed topromote the friendship and the cultural exchange between people fromdifferent countries through its online portal, together with the use ofthe bicycle as the best green transportation solution during a travel.
Every bike sends its position (obtained through the GPS system) to theonline Globike portal. Users can access to the portal everywherethrough their Globike device, and ask for a bike to other members.
With Globike, a boy from Barcelona that wants to visit Amsterdam cancontact a person that lives there, become his friend, and visitAmsterdam riding the person’s bike. At the same time, he can shareimages, videos and etc. about the travel with his community’s friends.
The system is composed by an hardware part and a software part, thatmanages 3 areas: sharing, navigation and communication.The hardware part is composed by the Globike device and an electronic lockwith a NFC chip inside, that has to be installed permanently on thebike. The device acts as a key, allowing a trusted member tounlock a booked bike. The Globike lock is able to automaticallyrecognize the devices that can unlock it. #proj-body