A group of engineering students working out of the Indian Institute of Technology have developed so-called i-Bike technology that can make it possible for users to use a smartphone app to summon a bicycle that can then navigate to their side.
The bike itself is powered by a 24-volt battery that keeps the bike going when it's in its autonomous mode, and it's also fitted with automatic brakes for the sake of safety. In autonomous mode, the i-Bike can attain a top speed of 25 km/h that ensures that users aren't kept waiting for too long.
Ultimately, this i-Bike technology should fit in well with smart cities of the future that will be increasingly important in countries like India that have several, heavily populated urban centers.
The i-Bike Can Ride Itself to Its User's Side
Rahul Kalvapalle — April 4, 2016 — Autos
References: iitkgp.org & newindianexpress