Ford has revealed a new ebike concept called the MoDe:Flex.
It is complete with a new smartwatch app, just like other prototypes from its new Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center.
It’s an electric-assisted bicycle that uses a special app to help you do “multimodal” commutes via car, train and bike. This model is aimed more at car owners, however, as you can quickly break it down into two equal pieces for easy trunk storage.
The idea is to drive part way to your destination, park, then put the Mode:Flex bike together and finish the trip by leg power, with a battery assist for steep hills.
Sofar, Ford hasn’t revealed any specs for the new bike, though its similar MoDe:Pro concept has a 200-watt motor and 9-amp-hour batteries, with a top pedal-aided speed of 25 km/h (16MPH).
It also has vibrating handlebars to notify you of overtaking cars, a pedal assist mode that auto-adjusts based on your heart rate and other techie touches.