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Ford to create smart bike for commuters

It’s a design that could change the way cyclists negotiate America’s busy city streets.

Ford to bring smart technology to electric bikes.
Ford to bring smart technology to electric bikes. Image by halfrain / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ford is bringing its ‘smart’ automotive technology to two-wheeled vehicles in a new project for an electric bicycle created especially for commuters. The e-bikes will come with a 200-watt motor, and will be able to reach speeds of 25 miles an hour and more crucially for riders commuting in traffic-heavy city streets they will also incorporate rear-facing ultrasonic sensors that will alert the biker when another vehicle is getting too close. Read more: usatoday.com