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Toronto designed bike calls home when stolen

What might be the world's smartest bike just got a little smarter. The locally designed Vanhawk's Valour made waves last year as one of the most advanced smart bikes in existence, with built-in features like a gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS receiver, and blindspot detection sensors.

Now as the bike nears its delivery date, the company has announced a new feature that will be especially attractive in this city: a theft detection program that alerts the owner of its whereabouts. That's a pretty useful feature in a city where 3,400 bikes were reportedly stolen last year.

More than that, it might offer some crucial piece of mind when shelling out for a $1,500 smart bike. Truth be told, that's not even very expensive in the grand scheme of retail bike sales, but if you're going to get a tech-bike, it better be able to do some things your traditional ride can't do.

If you want to get a look at the new Vanhawks bike in person, the company will be demo-ing it the Green Living Show this weekend.

Photo via the Vanhawks website


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