Our e-bikes researchers Frauke and Chris will be talking about the project on 31st October at 1pm at University of Brighton, Watts building, room 504 as part of the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics’ Research Seminar Series.
They will discuss the development of the fleet of 20 ‘smart e-bikes’ that are currently out in a trial with commuters of a Brighton-based insurance company. Their talk will particularly focus on the modular monitoring toolkit that has been developed to collect data about the usage of the bikes. It combines GPS tracking, ioio boards, sensors, android phones, custom-made electronics and a server to collect a variety of data. The collected data can be used both for analysis and for providing feedback to the trial participants using the e-bikes.
To attend the seminar, please contact Nicola Gillis on firstname.lastname@example.org
As our German researcher Frauke can testify, e-bikes are very popular in Germany. This article from the Guardian on Saturday describes new e-bike businesses setting up in the UK to take advantage of the European craze heading this way.
Read the article (with video) here:
The second wave of commuter trials of the smart e-bikes is underway with the same Brighton-based company we worked with for the first trial. The level of interest remained high. Twenty employees have been chosen, and they currently have our smart e-bikes to use for an eight-week period. We will soon have plenty of data from both trials which we look forward to analysing over the winter.