VIDEO: The Copenhagen Wheel

Turn your bike into a motor-cycle in one easy step

GOT A pushbike? Want a bit of a boost? Then take a look at this beauty:

Dubbed the Copenhagen Wheel, this hi-tech device can be fitted to virtually any cycle, quickly and easily converting any cycle into an electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.

The wheel gathers the energy input from braking and pedalling and stores it for when the rider needs 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  packaged into one hub. There is no external wiring or bulky battery packs, making it retrofittable into any bike. Inside the hub, we have arranged a motor, 3-speed internal hub gear, batteries, a torque sensor, GPRS and a sensor kit that monitors CO, NOx, noise (db), relative humidity and temperature. In the future, riders will be able to spec out the wheel according to your riding habits and needs.

The wheel can be controlled through a Smart Phone. Simply place your phone on the handlebars and its Bluetooth module syncs with the Bluetooth module in the hub of the Copenhagen Wheel. Riders can then use their phone and our Copenhagen Wheel Application to unlock and lock their bike, change gears, select how much the motor assists them and for viewing relevant real-time information.

Price and availablity is to be announced.

Pretty swanky, eh?

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