Open Bike company wants to make standard for bicycle electronics

Jun

8

2016

Open Bike from California wants to introduce a new standard for bike electronics. With a standard platform should make it easier to link different components on a bicycle, such as battery, network and connections to apps.

Co-founder Randall Jacobs Open Bike finds that relief, method of charging, battery terminals, communication with applications and mounting options for all sorts of gadgets such as phones, should be standardized for the bike.

For this Open Bike has devised a communication and energy network that can be built in cycling. The whole is built around a single battery, which is recharged while cycling through a hub dynamo. The steering wheel is a USB port, for example, charging a phone and also needs a GPS receiver incorporated in the bike. The battery also serves as a source of energy for lighting. The controls for different components is in the handles. There is even thought to be a brake light and turn signal .

The company from San Francisco also has ideas about theft and fitness trackers, and think there will have to think more in the future. The Californian bicycle brand Marin will be the first that will make use of the technology in 2017. The surcharge will amount to about three hundred dollars per bike.

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