The description of Wheel
Wheel allows you to control and customize your Copenhagen Wheel - the new device from Superpedestrian that transforms your bicycle into a smart electric hybrid. Named one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014.
Superpedestrian is focused on urban mobility. Our mission is to help people move through cities more seamlessly.
The Copenhagen 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 Wheel app works with the Copenhagen Wheel to give you:
All actuation of the Wheel happens automatically via the pedals through sensing and control algorithms. When you pedal harder, like when you're going uphill, the Wheel provides more assistance. Using the Wheel app, you can vary the level of powered assist.
TRENDS AND INSIGHTS
Get more from your Wheel through the Wheel app by tracking personal usage statistics including time, distance, calories burned, power, elevation climbed and more, all of which can be compared and shared with friends.*
YOUR KEY TO THE WHEEL
When you own a Wheel, the Wheel app gives you control of your Wheel, and allows you to give your friends and family access to your Wheel so they can share in the fun too.
**The bicycle revolution is coming to your streets.**
“New tech turns regular bikes into hybrids" -The Guardian.
“Helping people move through cities in a seamless way” - Forbes.
“Aimed at encouraging alternative methods of transportation” - CNN.
“It’s rare that a company comes along and reinvents the wheel, but it looks like that is about to happen” - The New York Times.
“Instead of adjusting your speed using a throttle or button, you'll simply pedal faster” - Engadget.
“Cycling is limited to the scale of the city, but we want to help people overcome the city” - Wired.
“The Copenhagen Wheel does for electric bicycles what Apple did for mobile computing with the smartphone and tablets” - Smithsonian.com.
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.