With the world’s environmental attention firmly focused on the emmison-cutting wrangling taking place at COP15, it couldn’t have been a better opportunity for the brains from the SENSEable City Lab at MIT to showcase their eco-friendly ‘smart’ innovation — the Copenhagen Wheel.
Controlled through a smartphone, the wheel stores cycling and braking energy to be used when your own levels are lapsing. It can report on your surroundings, such as air pollution, traffic congestion and humditiy, while also monitoring your effort levels for exercise purposes and is guaranteed to make you ten times more intelligent… err, maybe not the last one.
Cycling just suddenly became a lot more attractive. Impressive stuff.