Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 12 August 2011
The new e-bike will allow a rider to use navigation functions like global positioning system (GPS) and to monitor heart rate through HTC's handheld devices, which is a new attempt between Giant and the world's No. 5 smartphone maker, said Giant spokesman Jeffrey Sheu.
Last year at the Paris Motor Show, German carmaker Daimler had featured a similar smart e-bike, which used Apple's iPhone as a control and communication center, as well as a monitoring instrument for battery charge, average speed, navigation and more.
In 2010, shipments of Taiwan's assembled bicycles rose 17.87 percent to 5.07 million units from the previous year, with total revenue growing 20.24 percent to NT$44.25 billion (US$1.5 billion), according to the Bureau of Foreign Trade.
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