London, Aug 13 (ANI): A design that makes bikes as “intelligent” as computers has been unveiled by British Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman.
Thanks to the revolutionary system, the bike can never be stolen and has puncture-proof tyres, and it could be in everyday use by 2029.
Its system has an “unbreakable” locking device which allows only the owner to open it via fingerprint recognition. Other features include puncture-proof self-inflating tyres, a mini computer that counts calories as the pedals turn, a spokeless, lightweight carbon fibre frame and solar-rechargeable lights, reports The Telegraph.
A battery-assisted motor, which is run by solar panels, takes over the pedalling after a long day and music accompanies the ride.
The bike could be created were a company willing to produce it, insists Boardman, as “everything in it already exists”.
“It’s simply a question of pulling it all together. If there was a budget behind it, it could be ready in two years,” he said.
According to Boardman, it may take up to 20 years for people to become comfortable with the concept.
“People like different, but if it’s too different it’s risky,” he said. (ANI)