1854 Cycling launches electric bicycle for first responders, complete with drone – Framingham SOURCE

Editor’s Note: Published July 18. Updated July 19 at 8:55 a.m.

In full transparency, the press release and the photo have been submitted to SOURCE media for publication

FRAMINGHAM – 1854 Cycling, an innovative manufacturer of electric bikes based in Framingham, recently launched their flagship product to help first responders better serve communities in the form of a powerful electric bike.

1854 Cycling aims for the bicycle to aid first responders in four tactical scenarios, including search and rescue missions and threats to school safety.

The bike is fully integrated with similar communication technologies available in traditional first responder vehicles, with a paired drone to allow first responders to assess a situation without putting themselves or their colleagues at risk. The bike is equipped with a touchscreen console, visual dispatch, geolocation and route mapping, as well as a mounted identification scanner.

The drone can be maneuvered using its AI-powered software or can be piloted manually.

The technology can autonomously monitor, refine points of interest, and report back to the bike via a live video stream. The drone and software were jointly developed with the US Air Force to save lives and improve community policing capabilities.

In conjunction with Wareham Fire and Police Services, 1854 Cycling is sending its innovative technology for a test drive starting at nine in the morning on Friday July 23.

This partnership is just the first of many to come, using cutting-edge technology to help first responders better serve their communities.

Founded in 2016, 1854 combines classic design, inspired by our past, with cutting-edge technology to bring communities together. 1854 Cycling takes its name from the abolitionist movement led by Sojourner Truth who protested against the Fugitive Slave Act in the same
year. They seek to break the multigenerational cycle of poverty and incarceration by providing training, child care and a living wage to formerly incarcerated women.


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