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Designed in Grand Rapids: the world’s first smart trike

November 7th, 2013

Designed in Grand Rapids: the world’s first smart trike Grand Rapids-based TerraTrike has partnered with Troy, Michigan’s AutoBike to design the world’s first “smart trike.” The “smart trike” is part of TerraTrike’s Rover series and features technology that was developed by AutoBike, a firm that has invented an automatic shifting bicycle. The new trike, which will be available in […]

Easy riders – Michigan Today

October 22nd, 2013

Autobike CEO Sean Simpson (pictured in the startup’s Troy, Mich., headquarters) is a second-year MBA at the Ross School of Business. (Photo by Doug Coombe.) Few new business ventures take off without uphill struggles. Especially one started by a group of old friends living in different states, working in different fields, and holding different degrees […]

Autobike keeps your pedaling cadence in its sweet spot – Gizmag

September 27th, 2013

One of the things that keeps some people from cycling more often is the gears – although they need the gears to manage hills and headwinds, they’re never sure which one they should be in. If that sounds like you, then you might like the Autobike. It shifts gears automatically based on the rider’s cadence, […]

Innovative Company: AutoBike – Fox News Detroit

July 25th, 2013

Fox 2 Detroit created an awesome segment about us for the 5 PM news.  Check it out at the following link: http://youtu.be/hKIwaLEVu1E

AutoBike helps make biking easier – Fox News Live Video

July 2nd, 2013

(WJBK) – AutoBike founders Kevin Smith and Sean Simpson share their revolutionary bicycle creation with Fox 2. Click link below for video.

Autobike Wants to Bring People Back to Biking – Mashable

June 5th, 2013

When considering the electric bike of the future, many companies search for a way to decrease travel time — but pumping a bike frame full of boosting batteries isn’t the only way to change the way people bike. In fact, the folks at Detroit-based electric biking company Autobike are building an electric bike to helps riders bike […]

Bicycling popularity surges in Metro Detroit – Detroit News

May 11th, 2013

Metro Detroit’s bicycle culture is shifting into high gear. While places like Hines Drive, Stony Creek Metropark and Belle Isle have drawn cyclists for years, a wave of new businesses and bike-friendly initiatives are helping make the Motor City more mobile than ever. Wayne State University is exploring a citywide bike-sharing program, and Detroit plans […]

Metro Detroit draws 2-wheel makers as bicycling on the rise – Detroit Free Press

May 6th, 2013

New bike technology “Detroit is becoming one of the places for anything new, and biking is one of those things,” said Sean Simpson, a former General Motors engineer who, with his best friend from childhood, another buddy and his dad, started AutoBike in Troy in 2011. “Bikes aren’t all that dissimilar to cars.” They invented technology that […]

The 23 Coolest Small Businesses In Detroit – Business Insider

April 22nd, 2013

What it is: A company that makes bicycles Why it’s cool: This isn’t your average bicycle. Autobike has come up with a new feature that lets your bike change gears automatically. Now you can ride without pressing levers, and you will always be in the perfect gear.

AutoBike moves into new production facilty in Troy – MetroMode

April 4th, 2013

A start-up with the goal of producing an easy-riding bike with an automatic shifter that will appeal to recreational and casual bike riders has moved into a 7,000-square-foot warehouse and production facility in Troy as the company prepares to enter the mainstream marketplace. There, AutoBikes, which formed about two years ago, will be built and […]

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