The bicycle of the future
The aim of this research project in collaboration with Gazelle is to develop knowledge about the bicycle, and the interaction between the bicycle and the rider, in the context of a traffic environment. The aim is to apply the developed knowledge in design tools with which the design of bicycles can be made both safer and more widely usable in society.
Making the bicycle safer focuses on defining the design space (geometry, mass distribution, stability, braking function and individual tuning of the design to the rider's skills) within which the bicycle can be designed most stably.
The broader commitment in society focuses on the preconditions for the design of the (electric) bicycle as an alternative to the car, but also the use of the bicycle for logistics issues (such as parcel delivery).
Project budget €500,000, whereby €420,000 PPS surcharge is used.