The Copenhagen Wheel is so sick and will be an instant success after hitting the market.
You can hook up your smartphone to the wheel that turns your bike into a personal fitness trainer, a tour guide and gps nav system and can control the level of motor assist and the gears. You can even use your phone to lock and unlock your bike! You can also connect the app to Facebook and share bike trips and other information with your friends. The more you ride, the more ‘green miles’ you collect. You can spend these green miles to help the environment. Would love to try this out in Amsterdam.
bikes fitted with a Copenhagen Wheel could even alert owners if someone attempts theft and send back location reports, the project's Assaf Biderman explains: "the Wheel has a smart lock: if somebody tries to steal it, it goes into a mode where the brake regenerates the maximum amount of power, and sends you a text message.
Copenhagen Wheel generates electricity during braking, then uses that energy to turn the pedal-bike into an electric one for long distances and hill climbing.