October 16, 2013
FlyKly’s mission is to reshape cities from the bottom up, improving citizen’s quality of life through people, city, and environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Today they announced the launch of their first smart wheel for bikes that can be purchased on their Kickstarter campaign page.
The FlyKly Smart Wheel contains a proprietary electric motor that is capable of assisting pedaling for 30 miles at up to 20mph. The Smart Wheel is jam packed with other features as well, like a self-recharging battery, GPS, and a security system that allows riders to lock their bike and check its location from their smartphone.
The company is also creating an open SDK and API that gives access to software applications and wearable technologies to foster an ecosystem of compatible apps and hardware. Currently they are leveraging third party platforms like the Pebble smartwatch in an effort to let users see and control their speed directly from their wrist.
“There is tremendous interest in electric bikes, but the feedback we’ve heard over and over again from cyclists throughout the world is that the use case is limited,” says FlyKly Founder, Niko Klansek. “They want a bike that fits into multiple aspects of their life.”
The Smart Wheel was designed to work with almost any bike frame and comes in a variety of different colors to suit your interests. And if all of this wasn’t enough, FlyKly is simultaneously releasing the Smart Light, which contains a USB port for charging your mobile devices while you ride. There are 39 days left in the campaign to hit their $100,000 funding mark.
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