The Copenhagen Wheel

29/09/2010

The Copenhagen Wheel quickly turns your bike into an electric bike with energy regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.
The wheel harvest the energy you input while braking and cycling and stores it for
when you need a bit of a boost. At the same time, sensors in the wheel are collecting
information about air and noise pollution, congestion and road conditions.

The Copenhagen Wheel differs from other electric bikes in that all components are
elegantly packaged into one hub,making it retrofittable into any bike.

Inside the hub: a motor, 3-speed internal gear, batteries, a torque sensor, GPRS and a sensor kit that monitors CO, NOx, noise (db), relative humidity and temperature. 

The wheel is controlled through your Smart Phone and becomes a natural
extension of your everyday life.
You can then use your phone and our Copenhagen Wheel Application to unlock and lock
your bike, change gears, select how much the motor assists you and for viewing
relevant real-time information. 
The Copenhagen Wheel is currently in final prototyping phase and will go commercial
in June 2011 - the cost will be approximately $600 US per wheel. 

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