Developed by three Chilean engineer students; Juan José Monsalve, Andrés Roi and Cristóbal Cabello, the ‘yerka‘ project maintains the design of an urban bike yet incorporates a closing frame device to improve security. To thieves, every lock can be broken whilst leaving the bicycle intact, the creators have a strong clamp out of the velocipede’s frame. This means that the only way to steal it is to break the lock and thus the two-wheeler completely. No more will you have to carry around a padlock as the yerka tech uses the bike’s body as the securing measure, taking less than 20 seconds to set-up.‘We are 3 engineering students, that being victims of the theft of our bicycles, decided to develop a technology that prevents this.’ said Juan, Andres and Cristobal, ‘Today we continue to develop this project, which we believe will be a huge help for all of you, bike enthusiasts.’ as the ‘yerka’ project has done, using the frame as a locking mechanism makes for a safer and more secure cycling experience.
Source: designboom.comAdded: 20 August 2014