The smartest bike wheel in the world

The smartest bike wheel in the world
Date:1 May 2010 Tags:

Smart bicycle wheels have regenerative braking, which can charge a battery when the rider brakes, providing power to an electric motor. A brilliant bike wheel, like the one created by MIT researchers, can also report data about the world it rides through. The Copenhagen Wheel, named for its initial testing ground, communicates wirelessly with an iPhone mounted on the handlebars to measure speed, distance and pollution. If a thief tries to steal it, the wheel locks and sends a text message to its owner.


 

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