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Giant, HTC Team for E-Bikes

Published August 15, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing has teamed with HTC Corp. to produce e-bikes.

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.

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