The Flux bicycle, envisioned by Royal COllege of Art graduate Offer Canfi, is a bicycle that could be powered using resonant inductive coupling -- a method of transmitting electrical energy without using man-made conductors. Canfi evisions a future for cycling where inductive bicycle lanes could be used to wirelessly charge electric bikes and other devices on the go.
The Flux bicycle is part of a wider vision wherein resonant inductive bicycle lanes represent the first step towards wireless power grids. In other words, roads and lanes could become power emitters that could be used to charge all kinds of devices without a need for batteries.
Inductive bicycle lanes would be created by laying a high-friction surface embedded with special emitter coils along sections of road. The current passing through these coils would transfer electricity to the bicycle.
The Flux Bicycle Could Be Charged Wirelessly On the Go
1. Inductive Bicycle Lanes - Inductive bicycle lanes could become a revolution in the charging industry and can provide opportunities in urban infrastructure.
2. Wireless Power Grids - Wireless power grids could mark a major shift in energy consumption and can provide disruptive innovation opportunities in transportation and infrastructure.
3. Resonant Inductive Coupling - Resonant inductive coupling can bring a revolution in wireless power technology and can provide opportunities in various industries.
1. Automotive - Inductive bicycle lanes could open new opportunities in the automotive industry for electric bikes and other vehicles.
2. Smart Cities - Wireless power grids can provide disruptive innovation opportunities in urban infrastructure, making it the next frontier for smart cities.
3. Electricity and Power - Resonant inductive coupling can bring new opportunities for clean energy and wireless power technology to promote energy efficiency and sustainability.