The British bike retailer, Halfords, has plans to offer a new range of “smart, connected” bikes called Cybic Legend, a first to feature Amazon Alexa functionality.
Indeed, the new range will feature Amazon Alexa connectivity, voice-based turn-by-turn GPS and mapping, alongside intelligent cycling performance data. Moreover, the bikes will also be equipped with personalized light settings, a smart security lock and alarm system, HD music player and WiFi connectivity.
“Adding Alexa functionality expands the notion of ‘Alexa On The Go’, where Alexa is available anywhere where the bike is,” said David Kumar, principal product manager at Alexa Voice Services.
“The combination of Alexa and Cybic enables riders to enjoy a great range of innovative, integrated bike features without their hands ever having to leave the safety of the handle bars.”
Connectivity is achieved via a Vodafone 3G SIM card, which Halfords says will last up to three years.
The Cybic Legend will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, while Halfords has plans to start offering the bikes to customers in the UK this summer.
“We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength to strength and after electric bikes we predict that the next big trend for commuters will be smart bikes,” said Halfords’ Andy Whitehall.
“The Cybic contains all the features you love about Alexa, but now in a bike, and we are delighted to be the first to offer this to UK customers when it launches in the summer 2019.
“The technology will help cyclists with many things including getting traffic updates, getting turn-by-turn directions, personalised light settings, playing music and much more.”
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