Flickr Bikes

Flickr Bikes
Christine Huang
  • 15 september 2008

Yahoo is giving us a bike’s-eye view of the world with their recently unveiled cameraphone-rigged and GPS-enabled bikes in cities across the East and West Coasts (and soon, all over Asia and Europe as well). All of the special bikes come equipped with solar panels to power the Nokia N95s, which use the phone’s accelerometer to take photos in one-minute intervals while the bike is moving. The photos taken on all of the bikes in the special Yahoo fleet are uploaded and geotagged immediately on the bike’s own Flickr account. The project is part of Yahoo’s new Purple Pedals campaign; we can’t figure out much more to it than just providing a new, up close look at neighborhoods throughout the US – but that’s still pretty nifty. Here’s a video on how the Flickr bikes work and how they were made:

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