An RFID public bike lock system is bringing an old method of transportation into the future. The PubLock fits onto any existing bicycle rack and uses a personal RFID card for access and security. This system means you will never have to carry a bike lock around with you again.
Created by engineers Alex Neier and Joe Hill, the public bike lock is designed to be sturdy as well as tamper-proof. This means it won't easily break apart through standard wear and tear or attempted thievery, and therefore reduce instances of theft all together. The system is also intuitive and easy to use.
Especially with many schools installing RFID technology in student cards, the proliferation of this sort of system could result in never needing to carry around a bicycle lock.