VanMoof launches lock-free Electrified bike that can “take care of itself”

Dutch bike company VanMoof has launched a high-security electric bicycle that it claims is impossible to ride or sell if stolen.

The Electrified S2 and X2 model bicycles boast “stealth locking” that activates with a kick, rider-recognition technology that automatically unlocks the bike on approach and an alarm system that activates if tampering is detected. The security features negate the need for a traditional bike lock.

Should a thief break through these defences, the company’s Bike Hunters – an opt-in service – get to work tracking down the stolen bicycle based on its location information.

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