A free app allows the user to connect their Apple iPhone with the Xkuty One bike, and set parameters such as maximum speed, acceleration style and battery consumption. The phone then clips to the centre of the handlebars to act as a speedometer and monitor battery life.
Using the iPhone's gyroscope, which monitors orientation and angular momentum, the app can be programmed to call an emergency contact if it senses a collision or fall.
The Electric Mobility Company claims it is "the world's first electric bike with full iPhone integration".
"Xkuty was born from our belief that we need to change the way we travel," said the company's CEO Carlos Felipe. "The objective was to develop an affordable, intuitive and simple alternative to the more traditional urban transportation."
The silent bike can reach speeds of 35 kilometres-per-hour and features hydraulic brakes at the front and back. Seat and handlebar grip colours can be chosen from a range of bright shades, with helmet trims to match.
The model will from cost €2800 (£2360) once available and a waiting list for the product has been set up on the company's website.
Other bicycles on Dezeen include one that can be pedalled with hands and feet at the same time, and another made from the same strong and lightweight plastic used in fighter jet canopies.
Here's some more information from The Electric Mobility Company:
Xkuty One: No Noise, No Fumes, No Sweat!
The Electric Mobility Company introduce Xkuty: the world's first electric bike with full iPhone integration.
Innovative urban transport company, The Electric Mobility Company, are announcing the launch of their revelation in modern transport; Xkuty One, the first fully iPhone integrated electric bike.
Xkuty is the whole package
Xkuty's beautifully simple design makes it the perfect city companion. From the commuter vehicle of smartest businessman to the round-town runaround of the city fresher, its clean lines and fully customisable design makes Xkuty a hit with anyone who sees it. And Xkuty's not just beautiful, it's intelligent too! The Xkuty ethos focuses on efficiency, sustainability and environmental awareness. With its light frame and silent electric motor, Xkuty allows you to tour the city with no noise, no fumes and no effort!
Xkuty wants to make the world a better place
"Xkuty was born from our belief that we need to change the way we travel," says Carlos Felipe, CEO of The Electric Mobility Company. "The objective was to develop an affordable, intuitive and simple alternative to the more traditional urban transportation. We wanted something that offered more than just function to the rider, something deeper that put the the emphasis on emotion and the relationship between vehicle and rider. Thus, Xkuty was born."
Xkuty loves your iPhone (and your iPhone loves Xkuty right back)
Thanks to the Xkuty App, available to download free from the Apple App Store, your iPhone becomes the control panel of your Xkuty, allowing you to modify the key parameters of your bike: set your maximum speed, control the power curve, select various acceleration styles and even adjust battery consumption with ECO and Sport modes.
The Xkuty App not only allows you to control your Xkuty throughout the ride, but also keeps an eye on your bike when you’re not around! Using the iPhone gyroscope, if it detects your Xkuty has fallen over it automatically calls the number of your choice to alert you.
Xkuty has friends in high places
In conjunction with Aspar team, Xkuty saw its debut during the twelfth season of 2013 Moto GP at Silverstone Circuit, a celebration of speed, engineering and motorcycling. The Aspar team will have six Xkuty bikes as support vehicles for the next two seasons, throughout the Championships which will be held in San Marino, Spain, Malaysia and Japan.
- LED hats by Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip… Treacy
- Wood Vases by Paul Loebach
- Dot to Date Calendar by Dan Usiskin at T…he Temporium
- Papela by Meirav Barzilay
- Arne Quinze for Jaga
- Dior's feminine haute couture fashion sh…ow set against white orchids
- Papa de Tenerife Packaging by Héctor Se…rrano
- Ghost-like Architecture by Shingo Masuda… and Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
- ICA announces major London design show
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories