Surrey Hills and London, United Kingdom
Curve Bike Light and GPS tracker by Madtt Plested and Jim Blyth of The Fuel for Vodafone Smart Tech employs a range of smart technologies making this bike light much more than a light.
Connected to the Vodafone global network by the built-in smart SIM, the Curve Bike Light & GPS tracker is designed to improve the experience of cycling and bike ownership.
The sleek streamlined form conceals a wide range of both digital and physical functionality that helps users feel safer on the roads and keeps them connected to their bike when away from it.
Curve Bike Light & GPS tracker was awarded a 2021 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The product consists of 3 key elements; a bike light, smart GPS tracker, and mounting bracket, which come together to form a singular aerodynamic unit that looks good on all types of bikes.
Whilst the bracket and tracker are locked onto the bike seat post using a discrete security bolt, with a specialist tool supplied) the light is designed to be quickly and easily removed for convenient battery charging.
The mechanism uses a familiar quarter-turn action that both locks and unlocks the light to the tracker.
Providing the bike rider with confidence the ultra-bright light is suitable for both day and night time riding and features an intelligent brake light function that responds to the rider’s speed to let drivers know when they’re braking.
For added safety, the tracker also senses an impact and can send help alerts to notify loved ones if you have a fall.
Remaining with the bike at all times, the tracker gives the confidence to leave the bike parked unguarded thanks to the security mode feature, which automatically turns on when the light is removed from the tracker.
Security mode includes movement alerts straight to users’ phones, letting them track the bike’s live location in the App, while a loud 107 db siren sounds to create a physical theft deterrent.
Designed & Connected by Vodafone
Project: Curve Bike Light and GPS tracker
Designers: Matt Plested and Jim Blyth, The Fuel
Manufacturer: Vodafone Smart Tech