Neural Concept a startup of EPFL has come up with a software developed, where bicycle engineers can quickly calculate the most aerodynamic shape for a bike. Earlier yesterday the software was presented in Stockholm at Developed National Conference on Machine Learning.
The software uses artificial intelligence to a set of user-defined specifications. The software program has already been tested by engineers to design a bike which they hope will break the world speed record this year end in Nevada.
The IUT Annecy aims to beat earlier record of 133.78km/h set in 2012 by a Dutch team at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge which takes place every year in Nevada.
The latest tech developed by Neural Concepts can calculate the optimal shape of a bike to make it as aerodynamic as possible. It uses artificial intelligence to calculate the optimal shape calculations to make it as aerodynamic as possible. These aerodynamic calculation can also be used in a number of other applications.
The exterior of the bike looks like a race car but its a human powered bicycle, custom made to fit the drivers body. The driver will face the challenge to ride 200 meters straight on a, after a run-up of 8 km. The objective of the bikes design is get as much out of the vehicle in terms of speed.