Yamaha's PAS Brace electric bike gets smart... maybe too smart

Look, we'll be the first to hand over an adequate amount of kudos each time artificial intelligence is improved, but we won't lie -- we're kind of scared about giving our vehicles too many smarts. Yamaha Motors has just unveiled a comparatively affordable electric bike which looks to continuously monitor your driving behavior and react accordingly. The PAS Brace features the highly touted S.P.E.C.8 mechanism, which keeps a close eye on your speed, acceleration and gear position in order to conserve battery life when possible and provide just the right amount of oomph to get you over that one... last... hill. This one is set to land in Japan on the same day the Olympics begin for ¥125,800 ($1,171), and if you're not feelin' the black, red and white flavors will be available for your pedaling pleasure.

[Via CrunchGear]