google conferencebike Google hosts meetings on 7 seater Conference Bikes

An inside look at Google's campus in Mountain View, California has revealed that the company uses 7-seater “Conference Bikes” to transport people and even have mobile meetings on.

An inside look at Google's campus in Mountain View, California has revealed that the company uses 7-seater “Conference Bikes” to transport people and even have mobile meetings on.

 
The bizarre-looking communal cycling effort is just part of Google's 1,300 bicycles at its headquarters, and there are eight such vehicles available for Google teams to use.
 
David Sedano, a Software Engineer for Google, explained that his team regularly use the Conference Bikes, vouching for their benefit in team-building, thanks to everyone having to pedal, signal, and watch for oncoming traffic, while also building trust, since the steering is controlled by one person.
 
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Sedano also revealed that the bikes are just plain fun, partially due to the fact that not everyone is facing the direction of the motion. This means, for example, that some have their back to where they are going, and will not be aware of ramps unless told.
 
The vehicles are so quirky it makes us wonder what else Google does at the Googleplex. We don't expect to see Google ever try to market a Conference Bike to the general public, but it does partially explain where it gets its more wacky ideas from. 
 
 
Source: Wired