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Electronic wheel’s brain boasts smartphone savvy

Cambridge start-up hoping to attract urban tech lovers

Many cyclists need an extra boost, and that is what a Cambridge start-up is promising to give them.

Born inside a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Superpedestrian Inc. has built a new kind of smartphone-connected bike wheel that can store energy during a ride and dole it out from an electronic motor when necessary.

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