The lightweight Acer ebii smartbike can learn about its own rider
Taiwanese tech company Acer has announced their new Acer ebii smartbike, a surprising reveal by a company usually known for manufacturing computer hardware. With AI features that will learn about the rider and their personal preferences, the 35-pound ebike is an interesting and welcomed addition to the EV family.
The Acer ebii smartbike will use a proprietary artificial intelligence technology named ebiiAssist. According to Acer, the new tech will add the ability to “learn” a person’s style of riding to provide “a more personalized experience”. This feature will be able to alter the “motor output to provide effortless riding based on your pedaling power and current road conditions.”
The ebiiGo companion app will then allow users to access all of the data gathered as user insights. Riders can “check recommended routes, battery life, riding speed”. Additionally, the ebiiRide app provides three different ride modes, with the options of the energy-efficient “Eco Mode”, the motor-adjusting “Boost Mode”, and the “My ebii Mode” that works as a combination of both.
The hardware of the Acer ebii smartbike consists of an “intelligent vehicle control box” and a strong, lightweight aluminum frame. The ebii weights approximately 35 lbs (16 kg) in total, and can reach speeds of 15 mph (25 km/h) thanks to a single 250/350 W motor with 48 V CANbus battery and 40 Nm of torque. Acer claims the ebii can travel up to 68 miles (110 km) on a single charge, and can recharge to 100% in roughly 2.5 hours.
As far as weight goes, the ebii weighs around 35 pounds, making it lighter than a majority of ebikes in the market. Acer has stated that their smartbike has a maximum assist speed of 20 mph and is able to travel just under 70 miles on a single charge.
One of the most unique features is how the removable battery pack can be used as a portable charger for other devices. Yup, that’s right. You can use the battery to charge your phone!
Acer has also provided various safety features to go along with the ebii. There’s the standard headlight and tail light that can auto-illuminate in dim locations. There’s another set of LEDs under the control box, s well as a rear collision warning radar for objects that may tread too closely behind the vehicle. Additionally, ebiiGo customers can activate an eLock to deter theft.
As of now, not much detail has been provided about price or launch date, but we expect it to reach far above $2,000. A newsletter sign up can be found through the Acer ebii smartbike website for more information.