Bitlock Keyless Bike Lock
BitLock is a new keyless bike lock controlled by your smartphone that also lets you start your own private bike-sharing network.
Developed by Mehrdad Majzoobi and his San Francisco based Mesh Motion team, the BitLock system uses Bluetooth and your smartphone to recognize and authenticate when you're within range of the lock (typically three feet or so), and from there you simply push a button to detach the lock and start your ride.
The Bitlock uses your phone's GPS and an app to mark the location you last locked your bike while also tracking detailed statistics on your travel speed, route, elevation, and the amount of CO2 you saved while riding. The lock has an expected lifespan of five years (10,000 lock cycles) and is powered by a 2.4Ah Lithium thionyl chloride (Li-SOCl2) battery.
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