Superpedestrian team is developing lightweight electric vehicles with integrated online platforms, finding new ways to connect people with their environment. Founded in late 2012 Superpedestrian seeks to provide new forms of human-powered mobility for cities.
They're literally reinventing the wheel, for the bike. Copenhagen Wheel, this is how the invention is called, converts your bicycle into an electric hybrid, making it easier to ride longer distances.
Below are some of the cutting-edge features that Copenhagen Wheel offers.
Riders are given a boost as they pedal by measuring their effort, instead of using a throttle. This preserves the normal biking experience while enabling riders to bike faster, farther, and easier.
As you bike, the wheel is able to capture energy when braking or going down hill that it stores in the integrated lithium battery pack.
All actuation of the wheel happens automatically via the pedals through sensing and control algorithms.
When the rider pedals harder, such as when going uphill, the wheel pushes with increasing power. Using your smartphone with the Superpedestrian app, you can vary the level of powered assist.
Copenhagen Wheel has a mobile app, which allows you to lock/unlock your wheel, choose amongst a menu of customizable rides, and track personal usage statistics including time, distance, calories burned, elevation climbed and more, all of which can be compared and shared with friends.
The Copenhagen Wheel is definitely an urban revolution. To be the first one to get it, pre-order now for $799 on Superpedestrian website.