Chilean students invent theft-proof bicycle


BYCSantiago, Aug 14: Over 100,000 bicycles are purloined annually in Chile’s capital Santiago, a retardant that prompted 3 university students here to come back up with an innovative, theft-proof model.

Andres Roi had had bikes purloined on many occasions so once his category at Adolfo Ibañez University was allotted the task of enhancing a selected transportation device, he and 2 different students, Juan Jose Monsalve and Cristobal Cabello, set to target the pedal-driven two-wheeler.

“We worked on a traditional bike frame therefore it might be taken apart and used as a lock,” Jose Monsalve aforesaid in an interview with Efe press agency.

“If somebody were to do to steal it, he would need to break the bicycle,” rendering it useless and therefore less engaging to thieves, who would be unable to sell it, Monsalve aforesaid.

Their bicycle has been well received on social-networking sites, wherever people in different countries have inquired concerning getting one.

“We need to do with differing kinds of bikes, that is what they are asking us on-line,” Cabello aforesaid, adding that he expects the bicycle “will proceed the market in but 2 years” because of partnerships they need cast with small businesses.

The number of bicycle commuters in Santiago has doubled since 2006, according to the country’s transport ministry, with the number of daily bike visits expected to surpass a million by 2015.

That surge in use has led the Chilean government to plan plans for segregated  bike lanes and guarded bike parking areas to relinquish priority to the present suggests that of transportation.