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Copenhagen Wheel, MIT SENSEable Cities Laboratory, 2011

Originally developed in 2009 by the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory, the now commercially available Copenhagen Wheel on display is a device for sustainable mobility that offers a cost-effective transportation alternative to the automobile. The device transforms existing bicycles into hybrids with regeneration and real-time sensing capabilities. Its sleek red hub contains a battery-powered motor and an internal gear system—helping cyclists overcome hilly terrain and long distances—and environmental and location sensors that provide data for cycling-related mobile applications. Cyclists can use this data to plan bike routes, to achieve their exercise goals, or to create connections with other cyclists. Through sharing their data with friends or their city, they also are contributing to a larger pool of information from which the whole community can benefit.

On loan from MIT SENSEable Laboratory.

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  • I look forward to the release of the Copenhagen wheel. I wonder if any consideration has or is planned for more than the 3 gears currently due to be included?

    Best Regards

    Peter Cullen
    29 Apr 11 at 1:04 pm
  • I cannot find any hint where I can buy the Copenhagen wheel – please help!

    Thanks a lot
    Christoph

    Christoph Thalheim
    12 May 11 at 11:24 am
  • investment possibilities?

    robert v.clay
    31 Oct 12 at 1:44 pm