Ideation sample #4 Integrated lock and battery Concepts
The lock is always there and ready for use, minimizing the staff the user has to buy and carry in order to secure the vehicle.
Specs - 10mm hardened steel chain - 850mm long
The battery can be removed when needed. The user doesn't have to carry the hole vehicle in order to charge it. It automatically locks onto the frame when mounted. Theft possibility is minimized when stopping for a short period [coffee, shopping, etc.]. The position of the battery contributes to a low center of gravity and makes it easy to mount/unmount.
Specs - 36V - 400Wh - 2.4 Kg [5.3 pounds]
Mid drive motor
Provides a smooth ride. Contributes to a low center of gravity and better weight distribution. Low maintenance.
Specs - 250Watt - 3.9 Kg [8.6 pounds] - EU ready [no driving license needed]
Belt drive and belt guard
Gear hub and dropout lock
Gear hub provides a smooth ride and it is a low maintenance solution. Dropout locks and secures the rear wheel. Discourages theft of easy removable parts [major concern in urban commute].
GPS and saddle lock
A GPS is integrated in the seat tube, enabling the user to alert the police in case of bike theft and recovering the vehicle. It is powered by a small battery that is charged when the main battery is mounted. The saddle is locked in the frame by a rivet, rendering it hard to be removed.
Modern bike commuters in most cases share the road with motor vehicles. It is crucial for the safety of the rider that he/she is visible to the rest of the road users, as well as, he/she has good visibility of the environment. Kaylad-e has integrated head, tail and direction LED lights. Headlight has 1100 Lumen hi and low beams. Tail light signals when the rider is braking.
Commuters need to carry baggages [briefcases, backpacks, shopping bags etc.]. Placing the belongings in front of the user enables him/her to survey them, rendering theft almost impossible. The commute often include stops to the super market or other stores. The baggages must be secured when the vehicle is in motion.