IoT-Enabled Folding Bike Designed For Overcrowded Cities
Electronics manufacturer Xiaomi's Mi QiCycle is targeted at solving problems for Chinese commuters in densely populated areas
The electric folding bike is the latest in a series of IoT devices launched by Chinese company Xiaomi. While it wasn’t developed by the company itself, rather by Xiaomi-backed Taiwanese company iRiding, Xiaomi is confident that the Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike will find a place in the Chinese market.
It’s no secret that China is plagued with overpopulation, which in turn translates to unsurprising figures that show electric bikes outsell cars. As streets become increasingly congested, with less wiggle room for cars and larger vehicles, it makes sense to sacrifice some speed and downsize your ride to an electric bike that actually goes faster in the perpetually trafficked streets.