Environmental challenge(s) met
Carbon and Energy Management
Outline of project:
Developed in partnership with MIT's Senseable City Lab and Superdestrian on behalf of Copenhagen City Council, the Copenhagen Wheel transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also function as mobile sensing units. The Wheel allows the rider to capture the energy dissipated while cycling, storing it for when the ride becomes more difficult. At the same the Wheels also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time.
Citizens can download an app that enables them to unlock and lock their bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists them. As they cycle, the wheel’s sensing unit is also capturing their effort level and information about their surroundings, including road conditions, carbon monoxide, NOx, noise, ambient temperature and relative humidity. Using this app citizens can access this data through their phone or online and use it to plan healthier bike routes.
What stage is the project at?
Monitored output to date? Or potential output if not project not yet live?
Product is live in Copenhagen and available to order Worldwide.