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Toronto, meet your new ride

The TTC has unveiled renderings of Toronto's much-anticipated new light rail vehicles (LRVs). Designed by Bombardier Inc. the latest LRV design—refined after public and expert consultation—will include, among other features, wider doorways, an accessibility ramp and a designated space for bikes. The new LRVs are scheduled to begin replacing the existing streetcar fleet by 2013
Check out the announcement and renderings of the new vehicles on the TTC's dedicated LRV site.

"This light rail vehicle is part of our new transit legacy. We are committed to working with Torontonians and our current and future customers to make solid design decisions."
"In 2007, over 10,000 of you told us what you wanted to see in a new streetcar. We heard."
"In June 2009, the path was chosen for one of Toronto's newest transit rides. The TTC entered into a contract with Bombardier to design and build 204 new low floor, light rail vehicles (LRVs) to replace the existing fleet of streetcars."
"In 2010, this website was launched. We've had over 30,000 visitors. Some have submitted their own ideas and designs. If you are anxious to see how those ideas have been reflected, take a look at where we are now."
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Toronto company unveils world's first wireless electric bike

Daymak Inc. -- a Toronto-based company that designs, develops and manufacturers e-bikes--has launched the world's first "wireless power-assisted electric bicycle". As reported by Gizmag, the bike, dubbed the "Shadow EBike" does away with the cumbersome cords and wires of traditional e-bikes by relying exclusively on wireless technology.

"Got a problem with the various gear and brake cables winding their way around your bike frame? If you're riding a standard pedal-powered bike, the answer is probably 'no.' But if you're one of the increasing numbers of people getting around town on an electric bike than your answer may be different, with faulty wiring one of the most common sources of failures found in such vehicles. While some hide their electrical wiring away inside the frame, many e-bikes have wires running down the outside. Like so many of today's electrical devices, the new Shadow Ebike does away with this unsightly mess and potential point of weakness using wireless technology."

"Through the integration of ISM 2.4 GHz wireless using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology to prevent interference, the Shadow has no brake or gear cables, and no visible electric wires running from the motor to the batteries, the controller or throttle. Turning the electric motor on or off, the magnetic regenerative brakes, the throttle and the pedal assist are all controlled wirelessly via the Daymak Drive controller."

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original source Gizmag
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