Does technology on and around bicycles enhance comfort and safety? Paul Havinga gives a talk about our Smart Connected Bikes project and its impact on cycling in the seminar "Technologie op de fiets".
The seminar was organized by KIVI: the Dutch Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs at “De Fietser” in Ede, which is the experience centre of one of our industrial partners: Accell Group.
After testriding (electric) bikes on the indoor test track and admiring 200 bicycles and all their innovations 4 presentations were given by:
Geertje Hegeman (Head of Road Safety Department, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) about governmental policy and regulations,
Paul Havinga (Chair Pervasive Systems Group, University of Twente and Scientific Director TNO-ICT) about scientific research on gathering data from cyclists and their bicycles,
Mark Dorlandt (Program manager R&D Lifestyle, Accell Group) about the bicycle and its history,
Benjamin Groenewolt (Mobility policy advisor, Municipality of Enschede) about their app “Enschede fietst” and the interpretation of data for traffic regulation.
4 Fascinating views on bicycle tech which all showed a great hunger for data to influence cyclist behaviour: either through regulations or by "bits and bytes" on the bike itself. The seminar provided insights on the societal expectations of technology on bicycle.
Source: Jos Aerts on LinkedIn