Orbic said its e-bike will establish a new era in smart transportation, calling it a “world’s first” during its launch at Mobile World Congress 2024

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 26, 2024

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Orbic said its e-bike will establish a new era in smart transportation
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Electronic mobility company Orbic debuted its 5G-enabled eBike at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona this week. 

Orbic said its bike, equipped with AI object detection and avoidance technology, is the first in the world to leverage 5G and “establishes a new era in smart transportation,” with a focus on sustainability and rider safety.

The bike monitors its surroundings for obstacles and potential hazards, alerting riders if anything is detected. 

"Introducing Orbic’s 5G e-Bike at MWC Barcelona is part of our innovation pipeline that implements advanced technology to expand connectivity and enhance user experiences,” said Mike Narula, Orbic’s CEO. “By integrating 5G connectivity and AI technology, we aim to redefine the riding experience, making it safer, more connected, and environmentally responsible whether on city streets, in suburban neighborhoods or the challenging terrain of mountain trails,

“The 5G e-Bike represents a significant leap forward in electronic mobility, and we are excited about bringing this new technology to cities across the globe.”

The bike also comes outfitted with a touchscreen to show a rider's battery status, speed, distance, maps and tracking.

“Bike-to-bike communication creates a fully immersive experience and communication between riders for increased safety and camaraderie,” according to Orbic. “Riders can also easily access real-time maps and tracking functionality, enabling riders to navigate their surroundings with precision.”

Riders can livestream their journeys, share trail experiences and bookmark areas for revisiting, as well as hotspots from the bike’s 5G network.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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