In Australia, a new technology known as the electric drumset could soon make cycling a reality.
The concept of an electric drum is a new way of producing electric signals, using the electric field as the source.
The technology is gaining momentum in Australia and around the world, and will be introduced in 2018 at the European Electric Cyclist Conference.
Drone-mounted drones will be able to take control of a cyclist’s bike and produce the necessary electric signals to guide them to the nearest street.
The idea is that the drone will automatically direct the rider’s bike in a direction in which they are able to ride.
Dr. Michael Ruggles, from the University of Sydney, is one of the organisers of the conference, and said the new technology would be the first to use the field to produce electric signals.
“In this field, the electric fields are generated by the energy of the electric energy from the wind, and they are also produced by the electromagnetic fields generated by other electric motors and generators,” he said.
“So when you generate an electric field by the solar energy from sunlight, the energy from that field comes into the field and it generates an electric signal.”
Dr Ruggls said the technology could be a game-changer for cyclists in Australia, and in the world.
“It will be the beginning of a new era of cycling,” he explained.
“The technology will make it possible to create a real electric drum that produces electric signals for the bicycle and to generate an electrical signal for the cyclist.”
The concept is similar to the ones used by the electric bicycle companies, and is called a ‘climbing battery’.
Dr Riggles said there were several benefits to using an electric bicycle in Australia.
“Firstly, the rider can control the bicycle with the help of the power of the battery,” he noted.
“Secondly, it will be possible to make a lot of electric signals in the vicinity of the cyclist in order to guide the rider to the right place.”
The battery will also have to be charged and the cycle will have to travel a distance of at least 50 metres.
“A real bicycle is a very big investment, and you have to invest a lot more money in a bike than in a battery,” Dr Ruggs said.
“The difference is that you are paying for the energy generated by all the other components of the bicycle.”
But with this new technology, you are also paying for all the components that the bicycle needs to make the signal.
“The Australian Government is also supporting the research, with Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Stephen Mullighan saying the new innovation would “help our nation’s economy and create jobs”.
Dr Roggs said he hoped to be able for the technology to be tested on a test bike by the end of the year.