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Flickr Bikes Use Cameras And GPS To Snap Pics Of Your Route

By Jonathan Kimak

Yahoo has created some GPS enabled camera bicycles as part of a new marketing campaign. The bicycles are equipped with Nokia N95 cameraphones that are set to take a picture once per minute when the bike is in motion. The picture is then uploaded to a special Flickr account along with it’s GPS coordinates. The camera is recharged by the solar array at the back of the bike.

The bikes are currently pedaling around San Fransico and New York and will soon be pedaling around the world in countries such as Singapore, Denmark and the U.K.

For those of you who want your own Flickr bike you can make your own if you have a Symbian Series 60 phone. You can download Yahoo’s ZoneTag software to the Symbian phone and then strap it onto your bike and go for a ride.

[ Wired ] VIA [ Ubergizmo ]








  • skeppo

    cheap-ass google van replacement? :D

  • confused

    why?

  • Clarity

    So people can plan out their route using bike paths as well as roadways. I thought it would be fairly obvious…

  • sb, ca

    UM…..people are dumb. That would be cool to say map out the world then put the pictures from the bikes to (as an example)an iphone, then the pics from the bike would be the same as if you were in a car (same looking as far as point of view). Dont understand this….Its like windows xp, devoid of any good content

  • Susie Sunshine

    how heavy is that purple bike with gizmos all attached?

  • Susie Sunshine

    how heavy is that purple bike with gizmos all attached?

  • Susie Sunshine

    how heavy is that purple bike with gizmos all attached?