Expo Notes: Electric Assistance Bike lets you ride the Alps from your living room (video)
Stationary exercise bikes have come a long way, with multiple programmed routines, built-in speakers, and even sweat-mitigating fans. But what about making you feel what it’s like to ride Stage 2 of the Tour de France? There’s an app—and a bike—for that.
Atech Totalsolution showed off its Electric Assistance Bike, a stay-in-place bicycle that connects to your iPhone. Use Google Maps to choose a biking route, and the bike will respond to the route and elevation with the proper resistance for those grueling climbs, as well as assistance for those downhill sprints.
No word on what you’ll have to pay to get one of your own, but the company is hoping to have a product for sale in the second half of 2013.