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2019

 

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million, promises fewer breakdowns

    Reuters

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million, promises fewer breakdowns

    The New York Times 

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Superpedestrian raises $20 million for durable electric scooters

    VentureBeat

 

  • Nov, 2019

    This smart e-scooter knows how to fix itself before catching on fire

    Mashable

 

  • Nov, 2019

    MIT spinoff startup designs scooters with 10x longer lifespan

    Smart Cities Dive

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch

    TechCrunch

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million, promises fewer breakdowns

    MSN Money 

 

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Superpedestrian Raises $20 Million For Its Fleet of Self-Maintaining E-Scooters

    BostInno

 

  • Nov, 2019

    Superpedestrian, a Boston-based scooter fleet developer, raised $20 million from Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Hanaco Ventures, and Empire Angels

    Axios Pro Rata Newsletter

 

  • Aug, 2019

    A more intelligent system for the scooter wars

    MIT News 

 

    2018

     

    • Dec, 2018

      'Smart' e-scooter thinks it can fix flaws with scooter-sharing

      Mashable

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Company behind Copenhagen Wheel scoots into ride-sharing

      New Atlas

     

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian To Launch Scooter Fleet With Vehicle Intelligence For Optimal Safety, Reliability And Cost Efficiency At Scale

      PRNewswire

     

    • Dec, 2018

      This Self Healing Electric Scooter by MIT Born Startup Might Be. A Game Changer in Micro Mobility

      India Times

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian rolls out smart, hardier e-scooter for sharing

      Xconomy

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian launches e-scooter designed to be smarter, cheaper, and more durable

      Wiredfocus

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian launches e-scooter designed to be smarter, cheaper, and more durable

      Venture Beat

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian's follow-up to the Copenhagen Wheel is a ride-sharing scooter

      The Verge

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian wants to sell scooters — to other companies

      Axios

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Daily Newsletter, Part 5.Startup wants to franchise e-scooters

      Axios Newsletter

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Scooters are everywhere. Shouldn't they be smarter and sturdier?

      Fast Company

     

    • Dec, 2018

      Superpedestrian’s self-repairing electric scooter is exactly what Lime and Bird need

      Electrek

     

    • Dec, 2018

      An MIT-born start-up has a bold new claim: An electric scooter that repairs itself

      Washington Post

     

    • May, 2018

      Is the e-bike revolution ready to come to America? Superpedestrian says “Yes!”

      PRI’s The World

     

     

    • May, 2018

      Electric bike maker Superpedestrian charges into ride-sharing

      Boston Globe

     

    • May, 2018

      Superpedestrian to use big data to make electric bicycle ride shares better

      Electrek

     

    • May, 2018

      A startup born at MIT just got $16 million to build better hardware for bike and scooter sharing

      Business Insider

     

    • May, 2018

      Superpedestrian's big move to make urban mobility smarter and safer

      TechCrunch

     

    2017

     

    • September, 2017

      This thing’s the real deal.

      Curbed

     

    • September, 2017

      [The Wheel] will propel you uphill and beyond, as if you have super-human strength.

      SmarterTravel

     

     

    • September, 2017

      Amplifying your pedaling into the 21st century of cycling.

      Mashable

     

    • September, 2017

      Overcome any commuting obstacle.

      Uncrate

     

    • August, 2017

      You don’t have to give up your favourite bike.

      We Love Cycling

     

    • July, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel [retains] everything we love about bikes.

      Peloton

     

    • July, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel felt a little like magic to me.

      Treehugger

     

    • June, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel performed flawlessly.

      New Atlas

     

    • June, 2017

      I flew right through it.

      ABC WCVB

     

    • May, 2017

      Turns out reinventing the wheel was worth it.

      TIME

     

    • May, 2017

      It’s incredibly fun

      TechCo

     

     

    • May, 2017

      Smart technology uses a transferrable back wheel to turn any bike into an electric bike.

      Curbed

     

     

    • May, 2017

      It feels like being Lance Armstrong after a visit to the doctor.

      The Boston Globe

     

    • April, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel uses a semi-autonomous robot that adapts to each person’s biking style.

      Curbed

     

     

    • April, 2017

      The next step to a seamless e-mobility experience.

      CleanTechnica

     

     

    • April, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel is capable of detecting even the slightest motion from the rider and enhances their pedaling power by as much as 10 times.

      Digital Trends

     

    • April, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel adds electric motor and smart features to any bicycle.

      9 to 5 Toys

     

    • April, 2017

      Simply put, the Wheel is fun and, in the way of the best of technologies, so seamless that you forget it’s there.

      Forbes

     

    • April, 2017

      The Copenhagen Wheel is all about adaptability.

      TechCo

     

     

     

     

    • April, 2017

      Superpedestrian's latest Copenhagen Wheel could be the 'smart' choice for a seamless e-bike riding experience.

      TreeHugger

     

    • February, 2017

      A hip urban vehicle for the masses

      CNBC

     

    • February, 2017

      A pedal-powered, urban Uber rival

      CNBC

    2016

     

    • March, 2016

      It’s a bit like going to the gym on the moon and doing your usual workout.

      The Boston Globe

    2015

     

    • December, 2015

      ...could change the future of urban transportation.

      Nation Swell

     

    • June, 2015

      ... it feels like flying.

      NYTimes

     

    • February, 2015

      The Copenhagen Wheel can be attached to most bicycles and contains an onboard computer, battery, sensors and motor which respond to the rider's pedalling behaviour.

      BBC Click

     

    • February, 2015

      It’s like a ­magic wand that makes riding farther feel manageable.

      Outside Magazine

     

    • February, 2015

      The Copenhagen Wheel takes it one step further, using a sophisticated set of sensors to automatically adjust power to the rider’s own effort and terrain; a learning algorithm tweaks the system over time to adapt to the rider’s habits.

      Bicycling

     

    • February, 2015

      The Copenhagen Wheel turns a regular bike into a hybrid, boosting your pedal power by up to 10x.

      Architecture & Design

    2014

     

    • December, 2014

      The Copenhagen Wheel could help get more people on their bikes, while also giving urban planners the data they need to make cities more bicycle friendly.

      The Guardian

     

    • November, 2014

      Welcome to TIME’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.

      TIME Magazine

     

    • November, 2014

      Ordinarily, I am a pokey cyclist, but now I was tearing down Brookline Street at 18 miles an hour, without huffing or feeling the burn.

      Boston Globe

     

    • November, 2014

      New tech turns regular bikes into hybrids

      The Guardian

     

    • October, 2014

      Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.

      CBS Evening News

     

    • October, 2014

      But for the engineers and designers at Cambridge-based Superpedestrian, that base is just the start for what they hope will be the next generation of urban transit.

      TechCrunch

     

    • September, 2014

      Actor Jared Leto Throws Support Behind the ‘Copenhagen Wheel’

      Boston Magazine

     

    • September, 2014

      Superpedestrian is solving complex problems with remarkable simplicity.

      BostInno

     

    • September, 2014

      Superpedestrian gets $4 million for Copenhagen Wheel, which turns bikes into hybrids

      BetaBoston

     

    • July, 2014

      If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

      The Atlantic

     

    • June, 2014

      This means the system could track the location of any bike at any time and collect information about usage to help make the system better.

      Gizmodo

     

    • June, 2014

      The Surprising Successor To The Segway That Could Revolutionize Urban Transportation

      Forbes.com

     

    • April, 2014

      Aimed at encouraging alternative methods of transportation.

      CNN

     

    • January, 2014

      It all started with this question, "How do we get more people to cycle?"

      Bloomberg Businessweek

    2013

     

    • December, 2013

      A group of researchers have reinvented the wheel--and named it for a city in Denmark...

      Fast Company

     

    • December, 2013

      Copenhagen Wheel Gives Bicycles A Boost

      WBUR

     

    • December, 2013

      Copenhagen Wheel Gives Bicycles A Boost

      Here & Now NPR

     

     

    • December, 2013

      It is not easy to reinvent the wheel, but researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are giving it their best shot.

      The New York Times

     

    • December, 2013

      Superpedestrian Starts Selling “Copenhagen Wheel” Electric Bike Kits

      Xconomy

     

    • December, 2013

      A New Way to Bike?

      WGBH

     

    • December, 2013

      MIT Reinvented the Wheel to Make Cities More Efficient and Sustainable

      EdTech Magazine

     

    • December, 2013

      Scientific American's 2013 Gadget Guide: 10 Technologies You Need to See

      Scientific American

     

    • December, 2013

      The Copenhagen Wheel is as cool as Mac computers are...

      Autoevolution

     

     

    • December, 2013

      There’s a new, innovative, and very cool way to get around on two wheels, and it’s being made in Cambridge.

      CBS Boston

     

    • December, 2013

      The Copenhagen Wheel—Enhancing urban mobility

      CNBC

     

     

    • December, 2013

      ...a simple, easy way to keep the road from rising too steeply and the keeping the wind always at your back.

      AutoblogGreen

     

    • December, 2013

      the coolest innovation in cycling since the invention of brakes...

      Greatist

     

    • December, 2013

      Imagine cruising through the city on a bike at 20 mph without exerting much effort?

      CNBC

     

    • December, 2013

      ...a new kind of electric-motor bicycle kit licensed from the urban futurists and engineers just down the street at MIT.

      EV World

     

    • December, 2013

      the Copenhagen Wheel does for electric bicycles what Apple did for mobile computing with the smartphone and tablets

      Smithsonian

     

    • December, 2013

      By learning about the user and analyzing the upcoming topography, the Wheel determines how much support the user needs.

      The Telegram & Gazette

     

    • December, 2013

      Superpedestrian has dared to bring a change in the way bicycling has been done over the years.

      Headline & Global News

     

     

    • December, 2013

      it is a simple device that can do some not so simple, very helpful things.

      Live Trading News

     

    • December, 2013

      Considering what it does and the opportunities it opens, the way it helps makes bikes accessible to such a wider audience, it is cheap at $699. I certainly want one.

      TreeHugger

     

    • December, 2013

      The wheel’s onboard electronics detect how hard the rider is pedaling, and trigger the motor to automatically assist when needed.

      RedOrbit.com

     

    • December, 2013

      Novel Wheel Designed that Turns Bicycle to Hybrid

      French Tribune

     

    • December, 2013

      Copenhagen Wheel Goes On Sale For $699

      Gas2

     

     

    • December, 2013

      Can’t afford a hybrid? MIT invention offers to turn your bike into one

      National Monitor

     

     

    • December, 2013

      The Wheel works like a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt, generating juice during braking and turning on to boost a bike rider up steep hills.

      FOX News

     

    • December, 2013

      That’s all about to change as a startup based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts has began selling its Copenhagen Wheel that may introduce new ways for bike riders to use their favorite mode of transportation.

      Ubergizmo

     

    • December, 2013

      Self-contained powered Copenhagen Wheel hits the market – at last

      Gizmag

     

    • December, 2013

      MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel makes bicycles electric, goes up for pre-order

      SlashGear

     

    • December, 2013

      Battery and motor-assisted Copenhagen Wheel goes on sale

      BikeRadar

     

    • December, 2013

      bring[ing] some of the virtues of electric cars to the bicycle business.

      CNET

     

    • December, 2013

      In short, the Copenhagen Wheel is like an added pair of legs that know when a biker is feeling tired.

      PandoDaily

     

    • December, 2013

      Get excited, cyclists! Revolutionary Copenhagen Wheel is finally up for pre-order

      Digital Trends

     

    • December, 2013

      The Copenhagen Wheel is Commercially Ready to Help City Cyclists Pedal Up Hills

      BostInno

     

    • December, 2013

      Born out of MIT, it helps give cyclists the boost they need to get up those tough-to-bike hills.

      Boston Magazine

     

    • December, 2013

      instead of adjusting your speed using a throttle or button, you'll simply pedal faster

      Engadget

     

    • December, 2013

      Cycling is limited to the scale of the city, but we want to help people overcome the city.

      Wired

     

    • December, 2013

      Helping people move through cities in a seamless way

      Forbes

     

    • October, 2013

      It’s rare that a company comes along and reinvents the wheel, but it looks like that is about to happen.

      The New York Times

     

    • May, 2013

      Copenhagen Wheel Hits the Streets

      EcoGeek

     

    • February, 2013

      Smart Wheel Takes the Load Off Your Commute

      Mode Shift

    2012

     

    • October, 2012

      It might look like a regular bike wheel but it is far from it.

      Recyclebank

     

    • March, 2012

      Copenhagen Wheel Ups Cycling Power, Spins Out Info

      EarthTechling

    2011

     

    • September, 2011

      interest has shot through the roof.

      PCMag