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Bike Navigation |  自行车导航

2017 February

Final Major Project - 毕设项目之一

Cyclists’ health and security issues have become a significant concern about the road safety agenda in the urban area. At the same time, London is the busiest tourist district in the UK and promoting the cyclist-friendly scheme. How can product design improve the cycling safety factors and experience for tourists in central London?

 

What can be done to attract more visitors to take part in cycling? Even though the Boris Bikes are easy for tourists to access, the road-guidance information for cyclists is lacking and unclear. The barriers they will meet, or the reasons they will choose not to cycle, can be summarised: the international visitor's confusion about the left-right side of the road; fear of the heavy traffic; and getting lost and with no protection.  Better guidance leads to a clearer mind on the road. The current media from which cyclists can get directions are portable devices, physical maps and the guide in the bike dock. Because of distracted biking, I consider wearing a headphone and listening to Google maps is a bad idea. It might cause the cyclist to misjudge an approaching vehicle. 

 

My design is a GPS bike navigator with a laser projector for London tourists. First, tourists can access the sightseen map, without using their data allowance. Second, the safety issue. The direction indicates on the screen and project on the floor. Third, promoting green travel and sustainable tourism.

 

 

  这是一个为了骑行旅客设计的出行向导。我之所以要做这个项目,因为我看到了旅游城市骑行的可行性,它能带我们更像当地人一样体验这座城市。在伦敦城市地区,政府和交通运输局TFL大力推动自行车绿色出行和可持续旅游业。但安全性和路线清晰度是阻碍游客选择自行车的主要原因。说到安全问题,它是我决定做导航项目的出发点。当时据我观察,很多骑行者会用手机地图作为导航,有的人会不时单手拿出手机看路线,小部分会安装手机支架,其次就是佩戴耳机将手机放在衣服口袋里,听着声音导航。但这些行为存在潜在危险性,如:失控摔倒、手机被抢、听不见后方来车等。​对于游客来说,不仅有安全问题,还有对道路的不确定性所带来的恐慌。

 

为了解决这些问题,我把产品定位在租赁自行车行,可供租用的自行车导航仪。它有以下亮点:1. 自带GPS 导航,涵盖了大部分景点和自行车能够到达的小众地点。2. 在选定地点以后,自动规划路线并屏幕上提示每个转弯的方方位和距离。之所以这样安排,是为了减少旅客在路上时即将面对分叉口的不知所措。3. 方位也投影至地面,在天黑时骑行时,一来可以直视前方的路线避免低头,二来对来车和路人有提醒作用。并且亮度可以通过滑动调节。

​我希望这个项目通过消除游客对骑行的顾虑,从而推动低碳绿色出行的旅行方式。

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