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Ford has unveiled the MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro e-bikes at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Revealed as part of the company's "Handle on Mobility experiment," the e-bikes feature a 9-amp-hour battery that Prowers a 200-watt electric motor. The latter provides an "electric pedal assist" at speeds up to 25 km/h (15.5 mph).
The bikes also have an ultrasonic rear sensor that "both warns the cyclist when a vehicle is overtaking, by vibrating both handlebars, and alerts motorists of the presence of the e-bike by illuminating handlebar lights." The bikes also use a prototype iOS app called MoDe:Link which uses GPS data to vibrate the handles so riders know when to turn.
According to Ford, the MoDe:Me was designed for urban commuters so they can park their car outside the city, take the bike onto public transport and then ride the bike to their final destination.
The MoDe:Pro, on the other hand, was designed for urban commercial use. It can be stowed in the Transit Connect and then removed to carry supplies to the job site.
Check out the press release for additional information