Re-inventing the wheel

The Copenhagen Wheel transforms a simple bicycle into a smart electric hybrid, the Wheel contains a motor, batteries, multiple sensors, wireless connectivity, and an embedded control system. The Wheel learns how you pedal and integrates seamlessly with your motion, multiplying your pedal power 3x—10x. It makes hills feel flat and distances shrink, so you can cycle just about anywhere. The concept is very simple: take a beautiful Italian frame Cinelli and substitutes the rear wheel with a Copenhagen Wheel, in few gestures you get a smart hybrid. Superpedestrian brings together a team of designers and robotics engineers with one vision: transforming urban mobility with pedal power. With an exclusive license to MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel, they brings the bike revolution to our streets. Following the plus and smart control gear integrated in this new idea:
POWER ASSIST 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.
REGENERATIVE BRAKING As you bike, the wheel is able to capture energy when braking or going downhill that it stores in the integrated lithium battery pack.
SMART CONTROL 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.
SDK The Copenhagen Wheel SDK enables developers to get creative and develop a host of applications ranging from navigation to customizing the behavior of the wheel.
SEAMLESS DESIGN The Copenhagen Wheel makes your bike look even better. It’s completely wireless, compact and simple; all designed for your everyday commute. Twist two nuts, install the wheel, download the app and you’re ready to go!
MOBILE APP Get more from your Wheel by downloading the complimentary 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.
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