Open-source e-bike uses smartphone as on-board computer

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Cyclists who use their two-wheeler for sports or tricks have already seen steps to incorporate technology into their rides with the Audi e-bike Wörthersee, and now urban mobility startup Velo is hoping to make an open source computer-aided e-bike available to everyone in the form of the Velo-1. As well as being powered electronically, the bike has an onboard Arduino controlled through the user's smartphone, which is placed in a secure holder at the handlebars and connects to the bike via Bluetooth. The computer allows for automatic gear shifting – which in fitness mode can simulate inclines and descents on…

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