Bicycle

General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors has announced plans to create its own electric bicycle, one that will be offered in two portability options: folding and compact. The company doesn't have a name for the eBike yet, and for good reason -- it's asking the public to help it name the new model. The chosen winner will receive a $10,000 award and nine finalists will each get $1,000.

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Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

The EB-5 electric bicycle might be the best bicycle I've ever ridden - and I've been riding bikes my whole life. I've never lent much credence to the idea of using a bicycle with a motor. I always thought it was a bit counter-intuitive to put gas in something that's otherwise the symbol of green living. But with the EB-5, it's all the good parts about the motorized bike, and none of the bad.

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Uber and Lime team to promote bike and scooter sharing

Uber and Lime team to promote bike and scooter sharing

Uber has invested in electric scooter company Lime Bikes, becoming a "strategic partner" for the company. Lime announced the new business investment today, revealing that Uber will soon enable its users to utilize Lime's scooters through the ridesharing company's app. Lime says it is currently working on co-branding its scooters, indicating they'll soon also show the Uber logo.

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Lyft acquires Motivate, North America’s largest bikeshare operator

Lyft acquires Motivate, North America’s largest bikeshare operator

Ridesharing company Lyft has announced the acquisition of Motivate, a massive bikeshare operator with systems throughout the nation. Motivate is the largest company of its kind in North America, one that is joining the Lyft system to help usher in Lyft Bikes, an expansion of Lyft's services. Among other things, Lyft is acquiring Motivate's city contracts.

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Ford shows off cycling jacket concept that shows when cyclists are turning or stopping

Ford shows off cycling jacket concept that shows when cyclists are turning or stopping

Ford is showing off a cool invention that might help cyclists navigate around a city and help to show drivers around them when they are turning. The jacket was developed by a group of employees at Ford who like to cycle. The smart jacket concept has sleeves that light up to show when the wearer plans to turn right or left.

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Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford's previously unveiled electric bicycle service GoBike has officially launched in San Francisco. Through it, Ford is offering the public access to 250 electric bicycles as part of an exclusively deal it has in the Bay Area. The e-bike system launchd on Tuesday with 123 bicycle docks located throughout the city. Each bike features an electric motor, battery, and a top speed of 18MPH.

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Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves

Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves

Over the last ten years, Google has had a fleet of hundreds of free bicycles for employees at its Mountain View headquarters, offering a quick and easy way to get around the constantly expanding corporate campus. With roughly 1,100 of these "Gbikes" now available, Google's latest problem is that it can't keep local residents from riding off with them.

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BMW designed a special saddle just for e-bikes

BMW designed a special saddle just for e-bikes

BMW may be best known for its four-wheeled vehicles, but the company has been pushing a different kind of hybrid in recent years: e-bikes. The latest addition to the BMW Lifestyle brand is the BMW Active Hybrid e-bike, a new version of the electrically-assisted bicycle that adds power and finesses the design.

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LeEco Mountain and Road smart bikes unveiled for the U.S. market

LeEco Mountain and Road smart bikes unveiled for the U.S. market

LeEco has unveiled a pair of smart bicycles at CES 2017, adding both of these connected products to its North American portfolio. These two new connected smart bikes come in Mountain and Road versions, both of which feature LeEco’s BikeOS, an Android 6.0 system that cyclists can access via a 4-inch touchscreen display. The system is powered by a Snapdragon 420 processor and a rechargeable 6,000mAh li-ion battery.

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AIR33 eBike is a lightweight, efficient way to get around a city

AIR33 eBike is a lightweight, efficient way to get around a city

Electrobike has introduced the new AIR33, an electric bicycle poised for getting you around the city in style, and without the burdens that an ordinary street bike may present. The AIR33 is lightweight and foldable, with the latter feature being tailored sensibly to one's needs: the bike can still be rolled on its wheels when folded up, meaning you don't have to carry it. As well, the bicycle includes an electric motor for riding along without peddling or for assistance while going up hills.

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This folding bicycle helmet isn’t as scary as it sounds

This folding bicycle helmet isn’t as scary as it sounds

Someone made a folding bicycle helmet, their intention being the conservation of space in one's bag while out and about, and naturally it sounds suspicious. A helmet is, in some cases, the only thing standing between the road and your skull. One would assume a folding helmet would be less capable of protecting said skull due to its propensity toward, you know, folding. That's not a concern, though, according to the team behind it: Fend, the collapsible bike helmet, features a special joint system that will keep it open and secured when you need it most.

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Air bag bike helmets shown to reduce impacts as much as six-times

Air bag bike helmets shown to reduce impacts as much as six-times

Researchers at Stanford have been developing a new breed of bicycle helmets that use air bags to significantly reduce injuries sustained in the event of an accident. David Camarillo is a bioengineer at Stanford working on the helmet design and according to testing performed at the University, the new airbag helmets can reduce the force of an impact as much as six times compared to a traditional bike helmet.

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