digital.bike.23 : project : blog

This blog is part of the project „digital.bike.23“. It deals with the exciting topic: What will e-bikes look like in the near future? How will they communicate with the environment? Could they be sustainable from production to removal? Interesting topics of my project research will be published and thrown into discussion here. More…

KI lernt e-Radfahren

Gerad war die Velo Berlin. Für mein Projekt digital.bike.23 war sie Pflicht. Sie ist natürlich auch ein willkommener Anlass mal zu gucken, wo KI bezüglich (E-)Bikes gerade steht. Wie verändert die Digitalisierung die Form von Pedelecs? Kollage eines kolorierten Fotos kombiniert mit einem Handentwurf eines Pedelecs____source: inhouse // form:f - critical : designKurz resümiert: im Bike-Alltag ist wenig KI angekommen. Im Hintergrund laufen jedoch die Entwicklungen auf Hochtouren. More…

Where does Mobility go?

Where does Mobility go? Presence of Nature Events„If we look into the future it is not evident today in which direction things will go. We are near to a so called tipping point. The ball can fall left or right. The future of humankind can be somehow or other….and it is not the traffic, that determines which…(future) option will arise, but the options will determine, how traffic and mobility behaviour will look like.“ (free quote, Prof. Dr. Dr. Radermacher, 9.Friedrich-List-Symposium)

Having this in mind I checked various factors: the mobility behavior of the nowerdays young generation, the expected demografic change, the development of urban structures, the development of work structures and the upcoming nature events. (slides language: German). More…

Back to the Future? Highlights and Findings from 30 years Pedelec History

While digging deep in history of electric bicycles I brought up fascinating facts. The research gave me a more intimate understanding of how long technical developments need and under which conditions they get ready for a  market. I realized that they even need longer to be accepted and bought by customers. A good general overview over the history of electric bicycles is already written by Hannes Neupert in ExtraEnergy Magazin 03. My aim is here to line out some highlights, which attracted my attention.

                        
Beside all I made two interesting findings:
1. many technical developments, which are on the way to enter or just implemented into todays market,  were invented in the middle of the 90s or ealier.
2. some of these inventions are not yet integrated in the markets. They show a way in which the journey will go previously. More…