The idea behind this Smart Bike was developed by a company called Vanhawks, and gained momentum as a highly successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
With every piece of our lives becoming more and more connected, the team over at Vanhawks figured it was time for a high quality bicycle to incorporate a variety of modern technologies and sensors to improve upon the traditional riding experience as well as rider safety.
The result is a high end bicycle called Valour, equipped with some incredible sensor technology including a Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Speed Sensor, GPS Receiver, Anti-theft Tracking, and Blindspot Detection System.
Valour is the first connected bicycle made of lightweight carbon fiber. Many of the sensors mentioned above provide data that can be used to analyze and track your riding habits and performance with an impressive amount of depth.
The bike will track distance covered, calories burned, and other performance-related stats.
Other sensors are implemented to improve safety. If an object comes too close for comfort in your blindspot, the bike will detect it and alert you via a vibration in the handlebars.
Valour also utilizes GPS technology to guide you on your commute or planned route if needed. LED lights on each side of the handlebars will alert you to turns, letting you keep your phone in your pocket and ride more safely without worrying about missing your destination.
Another great feature worth mentioning is Valour’s anti-theft system, known as Mesh Network. This tracking system will recognize your bike’s unique electronic signature in the event that it’s stolen so that you can track it down.