Urtopia is a carbon electric bike with radar and voice control.
A new project called Urtopia, which is an innovative electric bike, has been launched on the Indiegogo platform. It is specially created for the urban environment, as indicated by the name formed from the words “urban” and “utopia”. The main feature is that the bicycle frame is entirely made of carbon fiber, with the exception of individual parts, so together with the electric motor and batteries, it weighs only 13.6 kg.
The steering rack has a fingerprint scanner, an LCD display, a tactile feedback system and a headlight that does not blind other road users. There is also a pair of microphones with a wind protection function for receiving voice commands to control smart bike systems. These include the control of the rear space – the Garmin Varia Radar millimeter range detects the approach of other vehicles and reports this through vibration on the steering wheel. The motor on the Urtopia is 250-watt, it is powered by a 360 Wh battery. The range on a single charge varies from 50 to 130 km, depending on the terrain. The maximum speed is limited to 25 km/h for Europe and 32 km/h for the USA and Canada.
All cables on the bike are hidden in the internal cavities, a GPS sensor and a gyroscope are also installed there. The first tracks the location of the bike, the second reacts to the start of movement and gives an alarm if someone tries to hijack Urtopia. For the period of fundraising for the startup, the price of Urtopia is set at $1999, after it goes on retail sale it will be $3999.