French engineers introduced the iweech electric bike, which they modestly dubbed “the world’s first smart bike”.
As it is reported, on the outside the novelty resembles the usual elegant city electric bike of the last generation: without shock absorbers, with a wiring laid inside the frame and an electric motor in the pedal unit. The highlight of the vehicle – in its software, based on artificial intelligence technologies.
On the bike, only one button – inclusion. After pressing it, you can go straight away: iweech will take care of transferring the necessary effort from the electric motor on the pedal, calculating it so that the battery charge is exactly enough to the end of the trip.
Developers say that the built-in bike II takes into account not only the length of the route and the degree of battery charge, but also the terrain, weather conditions and condition of the components, including – the level of pressure in the tires.
In addition, iweech has an accompanying mobile application where you can specify your destination, making it easier to calculate artificial intelligence, and view trip statistics and various bicycle status information, including its location.
Regarding technical characteristics, the iWeech motor Brose is powered by a power of 350 W, and a removable 497 Watt*h battery is placed in the triangle of the frame. It charges 3.5 hours, while the full charge is enough for 160 km. The vehicle is weighed 18 kg.
The cost of a bike at the pre-booking stage at Kickstarter is €2,255. When the vehicle comes in retail, its value will increase to €3,500.
Although creators consider iweech the first smart bike, the similar functionality is promising Croatian Greyp in its model G6. And for this company, the G6 is not the debut model.