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The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

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EZRecovery    7

Zoom zoom! A Croatian company wants to put your butt onto a new kind of bike, a sort of electric/mechanical hybrid that uses battery assist to help you up the hills and includes an automatic transmission system that ensures you rarely have to use the battery.

 

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Called the Visiobike, the $5,303 bike is made of carbon fiber and has a dock for your phone. Special software gives you a speedometer, transmission control and other treats as you scoot around town. It also has a camera in the seat for rear-facing views of traffic behind you in real time and for recording if someone rear-ends you.
 
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Created by Marko Matenda, an entrepreneur and bike lover, the bike also has disc brakes, automatic safety lights, and a unique 3 minute recording feature that will show you what happened in an accident. Best of all, if the bike stops suddenly ? and I mean really suddenly ? a built-in emergency alarm will use your phone to contact the authorities. The feature, needless to say, could be a lifesaver.
 
 
I met Marko in Zagreb a few years back and he was just finishing up the final touches on a working prototype. Now that he?s ready to start shipping in December, he?s decided to go the crowdfunding route to get the word out. Basically this is a Bugatti of electric bikes, which is pretty crazy.
 
Again, it?s surprisingly expensive so you?re going to have to think long and hard before you drop the $5k+ to pick one of these up. However, it looks like a fascinating move forward for pedal-assist bikes and electric bikes in general.
 

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,083

As long as it doesn't use apple maps, hopefully everyone will remain mostly safe.

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EZRecovery    7

"Google Maps integrated"

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