Cambridge Consultants develops the “bicycle of the future”


Cambridge Consultants has developed the world’s first wireless automatic gear-changing bicycle. The “bicycle of the future” is controlled by smartphone technology and is the latest example of new developments based on the “Internet of Things”.

The experts at Cambridge Consultants took a standard bicycle equipped with an electronic gear-changing system, and wirelessly linked the gears to both manual controls and a smartphone application mounted on the handlebars, along with information from sensors measuring rate of pedalling and wheel speed. The combination of monitoring and control allows the system to make automatic gear changes under the control of a smart algorithm running on the smartphone. When a rider’s pedalling rate slows, the application automatically sends a signal to shift into a lower gear. Cambridge Consultants demonstrated the wireless bicycle technology at CES 2013, January 8-11, in Las Vegas South Hall.


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