Our researchers talk about the project on 31 October 2012

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 n.j.gillis@brighton.ac.uk

Second trial underway

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.

First Trial about to Start

We are currently preparing everything for our first trial with a large Brighton-based company. Employees are registering their interest at present, and will receive more detailed information about their project participation once they indicated their interest.

We are looking forward to seeing the first smart e-bikes on the roads of Brighton this summer.

€7,000 in prize money for innovative projects involving an electrically assisted bicycle and a photovoltaic shelter to protect and recharge it

Check out the Eco Bike Design Contest 2012: “Industry and University united to promote innovation in the sustainable mobility sector through a competition that brings technology and creativity together.”


Solsonica and POLI.design are offering €7,000 in prize money for innovative projects involving an electrically assisted bicycle and a photovoltaic shelter to protect and recharge it.

Deadline: 29th June 2012
Total prize money: 7000 euro
Announcement available on: http://www.ecobikedesign.com/eng.html  

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