In why-don't-we-already-have-this news, a French technology startup, Connected Cycle, has released prototypes of a new kind of bike pedal with GPS included. Now, your bike can alert you via smart phone when it's being
This handy little gadget also records the stats from your bike trip. Stuff like your riding route, speed and calories burned all get sent to your connected device; even if it's conveniently stored at home or the office during your ride.
The pedals are easy (a less than two-minute job easy) to install but can only be removed using a special key so even if thieves notice the device is there, they can't just pull off the pedal and make off with the rest of the bike! These guys really thought of everything.
We're guessing that if these type of pedals do become de rigueur, they'll be more of a theft deterrent rather than a catch-them-in-the-act measure. Either way, if we get to keep our publicly-parked bikes more often, we'll consider it a huge win.
See more about them at Connected Cycle.