Connected bike grips provide tactile feedback for navigation

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Ever tried to ride the bike finding your path by staring at your smartphone’s map app in one hand, the other hand trying to keep the bike on track?
I keep being intrigued by ways to bring the real-time and location-based information potential of the smartphone into our physical environment to interact with, without having to use a (touch-)display as an interface. And this is a good example: bike handles that you simply mount onto your own bike and that connect to your smartphone’s map, providing you cues for when to turn left or right. Right handle tap, turn right. Left handle tap, turn left,… and there you are at your destination. Easy, no?
Well done Boreal Bikes, the Germany based company founded by Canadian born Louis-P. Huard.

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