AI-aided electric skateboard adapts to your riding style

There’s no shortage of electric skateboards
for attention, but the XTND board seems to have a good claim to being the
complete package. Jammed inside the lightest e-board out there is a decent
battery range, top speed and charging time, but its real selling point is
the artificial intelligence that’s riding shotgun. With some machine
learning magic, the company says that the XTND board can adjust its
settings to match rider style, suggest better routes, help you track its
location and lock itself when you’re not standing on it properly.

Pronounced “extend” (because vowels aren’t cool), the XTND weighs a breezy
3 kg (6.6 lb) โ€“ a featherweight compared to the Blink Lite
, which
previously claimed the title of lightest board at 3.5 kg (7.7 lb). The
swappable 99 Wh battery can apparently be fully charged in under an hour,
and will give riders a range of 20 km (12.4 miles) at speeds of up to 45
km/h (28 mph)…

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