Cobi offers a thumb operated controller, an automated front and backlight, a custom bell, a phone charger, and a theft alarm. The backlight turns red when breaking and blinks for right or left turns.
The mobile app manages music and phone calling, and offers turn-by turn navigation (using the TeleNav/Skobbler SDK with Openstreetmap), location sharing, a dedicated mountain biking interface and more.
COBI is also working with electric bikes; it is designed to support e-bike systems which offer a Bluetooth/ ANT+ wireless interface, or use a CAN-Bus for wired control.
The basic version of COBI costs $115 on Kickstarter (delivery expected in June 2015) and a more advanced system (including high capacity battery pack and the backlight) is $199.
Watch below Cobi’s promotional video made for Kickstarter: