You heard that right! What do we want? Power. How do we get it? Dynamos! What we’ve got here is a public-rental bicycle concept that uses a pretty simple dynamo in the wheel combined with some circuitry in the bike that generates a generous amount of power that’s then saved on the bike until it’s parked. Once the bike is returned to its rental spot, parked, hooked up, it provides power to the nearby hybrid bus system!
These bikes are barked in their stalls, locked up right near the public bus station. This way not only is it easy to transfer power generated by the bikes to the busses, the bikes are easy to access by commuters.
The best part about this is the card. Your personal ID card allows you to possibly ride the bus for free. How? Generate enough energy! You gain credit on your card for the amount of energy you’ve generated on your bike ride. And you get exercise! No down side!
Bonus – there’s also an amazing lock system on the bike. Watch the video to hear the business from Chiyu Chen himself!
Designer: 陳祁侑 Chiyu Chen