Sensorbike - a study in Germany with a bike that collects data
In various cities bicycles are equipped with sensors to measure air quality. The University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe goes one step further, developing a sensor bike that collects more data about the cyclist. The bicycles are equipped with a number of sensors, e.g. to measure the energy use of the cyclist, wind speed, surface, inclination, acceleration, deceleration, noise, air quality, distance between vehicle and bicycle when overtaking, etc. The aim of the study is to find out if the sensor bike can contribute to giving cycling a more prominent place in traffic models, taking into account the possibilities and needs of the cyclist.
For the full story and a short video please see https://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/presse/feintuning-fuer-die-radverkehrsplanung/ (only in German).