GeoBici: Pedal Powered Cultural Guide

We are a very late coming to this, but any gizmo aficionados who missed it elsewhere, might still find the idea intriguing. Looks like a bike rental business in the Italian alpine region of Aosta has gone all high tech. Your ‘GeoBici’ hire bicycle apparently comes with Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth and a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The PDA is said to automatically display historical notes and commentary on 30 cultural sites, as you ride nearby. And the Treehugger bit? Well, as best as we can ascertain, this electronic smorgasborg is powered by a hub dynamo on the front wheel. Thanks to Tom for the tip, to whom we apologise for the tardiness in getting it posted. ::GeoBici (Italian)

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