This Small Accessory Turns Any Bicycle Into An Electrical Vehicle
Apr 15, 2015
Designed by MIT's SENSEable City Lab, the device is not only environment-friendly, but it also communicates wirelessly with the rider's smartphone to track distance, elevation as well as other features.
Superpedestrian now has the exclusive license of the wheel and their vision is to bring "bike revolution to your streets." Entering mass production this spring, the wheel can be pre-ordered for $949. Superpedestrian was founded in late 2012 by one of the inventors of the wheel and backed by investors.
The Copenhagen Wheel was unveiled in December 2009 at the United Nations Climate Conference. The device is installed on the rear hub of any bike wheel, and it includes a computer that integrates itself with the motion of the rider and activates anytime that support is needed by the rider.