French company unveils world's first Android-powered electric scooter

Archos Citee series scooters have Android-powered navigation

Archos Citee Connect is an Android-powered scooter with a 5-inch display

Now, a French electronics manufacturer Archos, popular for their smartphones has unveiled the first Android powered electric scooter.

Frech company Archos is teasing its latest product which would make its grand entry at MWC 2018 and it isn't a smartphone. So that's what the Archos Citee Connect is - a scooter that has an Android device embedded on it, running Android Oreo. One such category is the electric scooter, which Archos leapt into a year ago.

Designed and assembled in France, the Archos Citee Connect features a multimedia dashboard in a large high definition screen, with a touch panel, embedding all the functions of a smartphone. The display is claimed to offer resistance against bad weather and shocks, thanks to Gorilla Glass protection.

It's an electric scooter with 5-inch Android computer fitting in between the handlebars and is powered by a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash memory. It not only shows speed but also distance travelled and remaining battery level.

Its 250W motor and 36V battery give it a range of over 25 kilometres in urban areas.

The scooter itself is made from aluminum and has a pair of puncture-proof 8.5-inch wheels. On the contrary, the device attached to the bar handle of the scooter is connected with the main motor with the help of sensors, and in turn provides a number of relevant data like charge of the motor, speed of the scooter on the display. Additionally, battery life can be increased by up to 15 percent via the custom braking mechanism that recharges it. Users can also charge it through a proprietary docking station. It uses 3G networks to connect, allowing them to access numerous applications and services during journeys.

Archos is calling it as Cittee Connect. The device is set to go on sale starting Summer 2018 in the European markets for a price of Euro 499.99 (which is roughly Rs. 40,000).

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