HAIZE, the magic compass
– minimalist urban bike navigation
Original Title: HAIZE, the magic compass
Category: Go Green
Project team: Javier Soto, Esther Borao Moros, Luis Antonio Martín Nuez,
HAIZE is a smart navigation device with app technology for urban cyclists, helping to ride, to explore and to stay safe. HAIZE combines stylish design with high value materials and innovative functionality. To overcome problems associated with the use of car-centered google maps, HAIZE offers a Bluetooth-enabled compass that uses the mobile phone’s GPS and Bluetooth to point to the final destination. The smart compass provides easily readable information, thus reducing accidents caused by the use of mobile phones when cycling. This project delivers a new method of cycle navigation and other innovations to improve the convenience and fun of urban cycling. No need to juggle the phone on the handlebars! With increasing urbanization, governments all around the world are promoting the use of bikes, for greener, safer, more efficient, sustainable and inclusive mobility. With this elegant easy-to-use gadget, HAIZE can help millions of cyclists to arrive at their desired destination or to explore new routes without losing their direction.
“The Jury thought HAIZE, an intelligent compass was an elegant and useful gadget helping cyclists to find their way to their destination without having to take out their phones from their pockets while riding or needing to use earphones with wire which can be dangerous. The compass which can be programmed via smartphone can show the shortest route to the destination, or allows a more free riding by offering only the direction where one’s destination is from one’s actual location. This easy to use gadget can help in navigation the millions who cycle already. The Jury, however, was not convinced HAIZE could turn non-cyclers into cyclers, and thus help in creating a considerably greener environment.” – EYA Grand Jury Report
Please note that all data refer to the time of winning the Award.