ERJ staff report (TP)
Kenya − In Nairobi, where the city is notoriously known for its terrible traffic congestion, air pollution, gas consumption, poorly maintained roads and commuting affordability; commuters have to combat an enormous number of problems, reported Capital Lifestyle.
But would-be bikers are often limited to various constraints including physical condition, time, weather and cost.
One enterprising company – FlyKly – has launched the ‘Smart Wheel’ that can replace almost any bicycle’s back tire. It has a self-contained battery-powered motor that can propel a bike at speeds as high as 32kph and nearly as far as 50km on one charge. The best part? The wheel recharges itself when coasting downhill.
Now you can arrive to your business meeting without looking sweaty or dishevelled.
The Smart Wheel also can be operated through a smartphone. The FlyKly app will monitor your speed, distance, time travelled, location and route. Connected via Bluetooth, the app will also turn your smartphone into a security device that locks your bike, a bike light, phone charger and will also allow the cyclist to set a maximum preferred speed.
The company launched a kickstarter this October with a goal of raising $100 000 (€73 900). They have already raised over $450 000 (€333 000) and counting.
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