Serial 1, Harley-Davidson’s standalone independent electric bicycle company, has been operating for over two years. Having already released their first-generation motorcycles, the company is now returning to reveal its second generation of e-bikes. The new reveal launches a new collaboration with Google Cloud, to include innovative technology.
The new pedal-assist electric bikes will include new technological capabilities including Google Cloud software. The new enhanced software will delve them into the world of futuristic IOT-enabled mobility gadgets.
Google Cloud has named the Serial 1 bike as a “strategic eMobility partner” and is one of the first to include Google’s software into its vehicles.
Google’s software allows users to track their rides, collect data, and “substantially increase safety and security.” These are just a few examples of what the new Google technology can offer.
The Serial 1 app will allow users to gather ride statistics, monitor turn-by-turn navigation, and activate security measures on their bike. This partnership has allowed Serial 1 to promise a continuation of high-tech features in the future.
Among the many things that Google’s Cloud tech brings to Serial 1’s model range, it ensures that user can always stay connected to their bike. Unlike other e bikes that connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth, Serial 1 will integrate cellular and GPS technologies in addition to Bluetooth to allow users to connect to their bikes no matter where they are.
Serial 1 was established in October 2020, with the promise of revolutionising sustainable and technologically advanced personal mobility. It now has four bikes within its portfolio which share a 250W mid-drive electric motor, with prices ranging from $3,399 to $4,999.