Electric Bikes

Halfords launch e-bike with Alexa

Halfords is unveiling their Cybic E-Legend, which is connected to Amazon’s voice-controlled digital assistant Alexa, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from today.

Both the electric Cybic model and the unassisted hybrid Cybic Legend are due to go on sale in Halfords this summer.

“We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength to strength and after electric bikes we predict that the next big trend for commuters will be smart bikes,” said Halfords’ Andy Whitehall.

“The technology will help cyclists with many things including getting traffic updates, getting turn-by-turn directions, personalised light settings, playing music and much more.”

Product features are listed as:

Access to cycling performance data including speed, time & distance covered
GPS and mapping
Personalised light settings – the bike includes built-in front, rear and handlebar lighting which can be set from the menu
A security lock and an alarm which can be accessed via the bike’s app
Theft tracking
A HD music player
Vodafone sim included (three years free 3G data)
WiFi enabled

David Kumar, Principal Product Manager at Alexa Voice Services said “Adding Alexa functionality expands the notion of ‘Alexa On The Go’, where Alexa is available anywhere where the bike is. The combination of Alexa and Cybic enables riders to enjoy a great range of innovative, integrated bike features without their hands ever having to leave the safety of the handle bars”.