Last year, Smart Dublin through Dublin City Council launched a challenge to seek “smart, innovative and low cost solutions” to increase the number of people cycling in Dublin.
Via Dublin City Council:
Four companies have been each awarded €25,000 Phase 2 funding to develop smart technology solutions to help increase bicycle usage, to gather better data to understand cyclist behaviour and also help deter bicycle theft….
The chosen companies and their smart solutions are:
BikeLook monitors bicycle usage and deters and detects bicycle theft.
The Liberty Bell by Fluidedge is a bicycle bell that allows cyclists to “record actual or perceived obstacles” .
The See.Sense tracker allows cyclists to collect crowd-sourced information that gathers unique data “including the identification of road surface conditions and collision and near-miss hotspot areas”,
Smartcharge introduces a “tracking, logging and data harvesting system for use with bicycles in an urban area aiding the cyclist in predicting the ease of a journey, safety along the way and creating a secure parking facility at the end of the journey.