Cambridge Company Creates Wheel That Turns Any Bicycle Into A Hybrid Electric

December 6, 2013 11:03 PM
Cambridge Company Creates Wheel That Turns Any Bicycle Into A Hybrid Electric
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" CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – There’s a new, innovative, and very cool way to get around on two wheels, and it’s being made in Cambridge.

It’s called the “Copenhagen Wheel,” and it turns your bike into a hybrid that combines pedal power with electricity. It looks like any bike except for a round, red thing on the back wheel. That’s because the round, red thing is the innovation.

“Imagine having a multiplication of you inside the wheel, riding together with you. It’s like a riding companion,” says Assaf Biderman one of the inventors.

Originally developed at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab, the project was sponsored by the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. That’s why it’s called the Copenhagen Wheel.

“The Copenhagen wheel is an insert "

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