AutoBike: Bike with Automatic Transmission
Guided by their goal to recreate the simple joy of cycling, designers at AutoBike have come up with a way to eliminate gear shifting. AutoBike has a “Brain” which takes care of the complicated aspects of gear shifting. Sensors on the bike monitor speed & road conditions and tell the gear shifter when to activate the transmission (a NuVinci N360) for seamless micro shifts. It would be like having an infinite number of gears. The technology is self-powered as you pedal, so there is no plugging in required.