Acer Decides To Build A Fancy AI Electric Bike With Premium Features
Acer has been in the tech industry for a long time and it has been specifically making and selling computer components and now, this is what it’s known for, Acer has now decided to widen its scope of products, and although it’s quite surprising as Acer doesn’t usually deal with this area of products the tech giant has decided to build an electric bike with built-in AI.
The name chosen for it is Acer ebii, and it’s a lightweight electric bike with many different innovative features built-in, the features are rather different yet innovative and we rarely see them in electric bikes by most companies. Sometimes it requires an outsider to experiment with a product on its handlebars and this is what Acer has decided to do with this product.
The weight of this bike is 35lb. Which is 16kg, this bike further features a number of gadgets and gizmos that we are yet to spot in the industry, especially the built-in AI approach that they have taken with this product. The AI has been designed to predictively control the transmission and make use of collision detection sensors for a safer ride.
There’s even a proximity feature used to unlock the bike, and the company says it “automatically locks your bike when you leave and unlocks it again when you’re nearby.” Some other electric scooters have this function too, like the Gogoro electric scooter, although that’s a highway-capable vehicle.
It’s also well capable of tracking, and it’s built into the ebii to help keep tabs on it 24/7. If the bike is ever stolen, it can be locked and then it can further be remotely tracked using its built-in GPS locator. this being said, there are no typical bike components in the Acer epii as well, as it still features high-end components like a belt drive instead of a chain drive, 160mm hydraulic disc brakes, and 360 degree LED lighting, including airless tires that are designed to remove the chance of flats and a lefty style fork does two separate functions as a conversion piece and also as a fancy weight saver.
In addition to this, it also includes a 460Wh electric bicycle battery and it’s said to offer a range of up to 68 miles per charge. Its top speed will be 25 km/h and it has a 250W rear hub motor look to keep the bike with European and Asian power and speed limits, there is no hand throttle in the bike and the riders will have to rely on pedal assist that is activated when the rider spins the pedals.
It’s also being said that there’s some confusion about the 2.5-hour charger that is included with the bike, as some people are thinking that it can also be used to charge phones and batteries as well.
The confusion can be cleared by the fact that this bike also functions on a removable battery itself that can function as a portable power station to charge up your mobile devices.
This electric bike has several optional accessories built in including fenders and a rear rack, and the extra stable Y-kickstand is included as standard equipment.
No price has been listed for this product by Acer yet but the fancier components and innovative design and features are expected to put the price tag further than $1,500-$2,500.
There also hasn’t been much detail on exactly when the Acer ebii will begin production or deliveries but at least you can still see it in action in the launch video that shows us a lot about the product.
Even though we majorly know Acer as a computer parts producer, it’s one of the first electronics companies to get into the e-bikes industry as well. But it’s not the first to jump industries to producing such products.
Meanwhile, it’s clear that Acer is not holding back on the features that they have added to their first-ever two-wheeler product, and they are not going for a mediocre approach towards this product even with the shift from their more experienced industry.
The bike is of a fancy look with premium features, which is what most people demand from good quality and a branded e-bike, Acer has nailed it up till now but it all depends on how they market this new product of theirs to see some actual results. Let’s see how it goes for the tech giant in the near future.