Horse-power-powered bicycles have long been a novelty in equestria, but a new model with the help of artificial intelligence has created a new and intriguing segment of the market.
The Phalaenops Equus is a machine that uses the horses’ power to propel the bike forward.
“We use the horses to do some sort of locomotion,” said Adam Vreeland, CEO of the equestrials company.
“It’s basically a very powerful, fast, and powerful machine, but the horses can do a lot of different things with it.”
The Equus has four pedals, allowing the rider to adjust the power output based on the position of the horse’s legs.
The bike can go from 0 to 60 mph (about 25 to 60 kilometers per hour), but the maximum speed the rider can go is 60 mph, which Vreland said is “pretty high.”
He also said the Equus was able to perform “a lot of tricks” that riders had never seen before.
“You can do things like push a rider backwards and a rider forward, and there’s a lot you can do with it,” Vrelanders told Wired.
In addition to the horses, the Equuus uses “turbos,” which are essentially wheeled carts.
“The horse has to make a choice between moving forward and stopping,” VREELTS said.
“There are a lot more variables involved than we’ve ever seen before.”
The first Equus, called the Phalaens Equus-1, debuted in 2018.
“This is a little bit more of a technology than a bike,” Vrekers said.
Vreels said the new model will go on sale in 2019.
The company has also started offering its Equus with a more powerful battery pack.
“In the beginning, the batteries were the same size,” Vrerals said.
The new battery pack will have a larger capacity and will allow for the Equuss to go from 40 to 60 miles per hour.
Vreeland said the company was inspired by the electric-car company Tesla Motors.
“When we started the company, we realized that electric vehicles could be the future, but they didn’t come to fruition,” Vremeland said.