Bycykel Mobil enhances personal mobility by using wireless technology to set city bikes free.
Bycykel Mobil User
Commuters, Tourists, and Copenhageners can open a Bycykel Mobil account and have unlimited access to bicycles equipped with a secure lock, GPS, and wireless communications. A central server approves transactions and tracks the bike in the system.
Bycykel Mobil Bicycle
Registration Process To use the system, you must first create an account. You can register online using your personal computer, via mobile phone, or by using a kiosk. Enter your credit card number and purchase access for a day, week, or year. All three access plans provide 30 minutes of free use each time a bike is unlocked, with escalating charges after the first half hour. This pricing system has been proven to keep trips short and bikes circulating.
Street Kiosk Use an on-street kiosk found throughout the city or a train ticket vending machine at a metro station.
If you wish to access the bikes using your mobile phone you must provide your mobile number. If you do not have a mobile phone, you are issued an account number, which is printed on the confirmation receipt. You must also select a four-digit pin number to confirm all transactions.
Visit www.bycykel.com for quick and easy registration.
Call customer service or download a smartphone application that takes you through the process.
Welcome Credit Card Info:
Name: Mobile Number:
Credit Card Info:
Lock Interface Once an account has been created, you can immediately access a bicycle. The simpleto-use keypad system eliminates the need for RFID keys and control stations. Unavailable
The keypad has soft-touch buttons in intuitive forms. The unlocked and locked buttons are briefly illuminated at the beginning and end of the transaction.
An adhesive label containing all printed words and numbers allows inexpensive language localization.
Bicycle Access Paths
as: Logged in John Smith
18 bikes Logged in as: John Smith
Available Bicycle ID: 212965 Unlock this bike?
FIND or RESERVE
With thousands of city bikes on the street, a bike may find you!
View a map of available bicycles
Reserve a bike during peak hours at Central Station to ensure that a bike is available when you arrive. Reserved bikes are delivered according to demand and can be unlocked only by connecting commuters who have made a reservation.
Map Application Select a bike on the map and press â€˜unlockâ€™ when prompted. You have up to 10 minutes to enter your pincode, but the meter is running.
Select a bike from the map and place it on hold until you arrive. The bike will be unavailable to others for up to 10 minutes, but the hold time is included in the total transaction time.
SMS Text the Bike ID number of the desired bike to the phone number on the lock. Automated Call Enter the Bike ID when prompted. Accelerometer Application Hold the Enter button (>) and shake the phone. The central server matches the bike to the phone using GPS data.
UNLOCK and GO!
After an unlock request has been made, the server verifies the account number and sends the pincode to the bicycle. The user enters the pincode into the keypad and if the pincode matches, the bike is unlocked and the transaction begins.
Enter your account number into the keypad and press Enter (>).
Locking the Bike Once finished with a bike you end the transaction by engaging the manual lock. The lock design allows for two types of locking. The first immobilizes the bike by locking the back wheel and the second immobilizes the bike while also securing it to a rack or pole.
Immobilize & Secure
Once the lock is engaged, the lock box sends a message to the server to update the bikeâ€™s status. Not finished? Press the Hold Button before engaging the lock and the bike will be unavailable to others for up to 10 minutes. Hurry back, the hold time is added to your total transaction time. Bicycle Broken? Hit the Repair Button before engaging the lock and an alert will be sent to the system.
10cm 4 in
Lock Components The lock box contains electronic components with a water tight seal.
Microprocessor Cellular Module Security
Keypad Battery Power Control & Data Processing
9.5 in 24.13 cm
The lock box has a slim form and compact footprint.
8 in 20.32 cm
SCALE 1 in 5 cm
8 in 20.32 cm
4 in 10.16 cm
2 in 5.08 cm
10 in 25.4 cm
4 in 10.16 cm
2.5 in 6.35 cm
Technology Power is provided by a rear-wheel hub dynamo, and all security, power control, data processing, and telecommunication functions are contained in the lock box.
Provided by: • Electromechanical Lock • Keypad
Power Control & Data Processing
Provided by: • Converter & Battery • Microprocessor WIRE Power Generation
Provided by: • Hub Dynamo
Provided by: • GPS Module • Cellular Module
Safety and Utility
Safety: Rear LED Lights
Safety: Reflective Paint
Utility: Carry Basket
Lock Installation The lock can be attached to nearly any bicycle. It attaches to the bike frame securely with two parts and does not require welding.
The mounting clamp swings open and attaches around the seat tube. Nearly all seat tubes are the same diameter, making it the ideal mounting location.
A rubber gasket on the mounting clamp ensures a secure seal.
The lock body closes around the mounting clamp.
The body is locked into place, preventing the mounting clamp from opening and the box from being removed.
A support post extends from the hub to the back of the lock. The wire from the hub dynamo runs through the support post and into the lock box.
Bicycle Storage Bycykel Mobil bikes are free to roam the city but they can also be found in regional hubs. A minimum of 10 bikes can be found at each hub and they are restocked according to demand. Bicycles are redistributed between hubs by an electric assist industrial tricycle and trailer. The regional hub system eliminates the need for centralized warehouse space and tricycle transport replaces fossil fuel burning trucks. These modular structures can be installed on-street in parking spaces, along parks, or in public plazas. Arcing bike racks form the skeleton of the structure with 20 to 30 bikes stored along the walls. The facilities are built from certified recycled steel and wall cladding is a combination of polycarbonate and perforated aluminum panels. Hubs provide work space for Bycykel Mobil staff to service bikes and have an attached kiosk to register new customers. Photovoltaic cells on the roof provide power for charging lock box batteries, operating tools, and running he kiosk. Overhead sectional doors can be closed at night so that equipment can be secured.
Fleet Management Tools The position data available from each bicycle allows for advanced system monitoring and fleet management.
A live â€˜heat mapâ€™ showing relative bike density. This information can be used by the staff to redistribute bicycles.
A retrospective display of frequent paths traveled by users of the system. This information can be used to better position the system hubs and services.
Red - Low bike density, need bicycles
Blue- Frequent travel paths
Yellow - Normal bike density Blue - High bike density, surplus of bicycles
A live numerical display of the bicycle quantity at the system hubs. A financial reward is offered to users who bring bicycles to hubs with low quantities.
A live display of icons representing system alerts.
Bad Parking Needs Relocation
Red -Low bike quantities, reward offered Blue- Normal bike quantities
Missing Last location
Typical User Profiles The registration and reservation system is flexible, allowing access and use from a wide range of users and scenarios.
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John the Commuter
Logged in as: John Smith
Harry the Copenhagener
John is able to reserve a bike for his arrival at Central Station. He unlocks the bike by making an automated call and enjoys the 3 km bike ride to meet his client.
After Harry has his bike stolen, he uses his iPhone to find and unlock a bike. On this hectic day he uses several bicycles and travels directly to meetings all over Copenhagen.
Isabella the Tourist 18 bikes Available Bicycle ID: 212965 Unlock this bike?
Isabella uses the helpful kiosks throughout the city to find bikes, and unlocks them using direct keypad entry. She uses the bycykel.com website to share maps of her trips with friends back in Italy and interact with locals and other travelers in Copenhagen.
Read more about John, Harry and Isabella in the Bycykel Mobil powerpoint presentation.
Published on Jan 7, 2010