German manufacturer Audi presented to the public its new electric bike prototype that has Internet access, designed accordingly to compete with the models of its competition.
The bike was presented at the 31st edition of the Wörthersee Tour 2012 in Austria. It has a touch screen which can be used to choose different cycling methods and control various functions, as well as the ability to connect wireless phones or mobile devices to a computer on the e-bike through Wi-fi technology.
This prototype has a video camera built into the hull where images can be recorded, including routes or different stunts that are transmitted in real time via Internet connection with a smartphone.
The company highlighted on its website that this is a special program that allows online racing with other cyclists or friends.
For each stunt completed online, the rider receives a score that is measured by corresponding rankings on the Internet, while further messages are posted on Facebook through status updates and newsfeeds.
The Audi e-bike is made of carbon fiber and its design is based by the beginning of motorcycles. Its electric motor is powered by batteries housed inside the frame that reaches speeds of 50 to 70 mph.