System that limits e-bike speeds will be tested on Dutch roads

E-bikes like the Stromer speed-pedelec can go 45 km/h (28 mph) unchecked. | Image: Stromer

Schiphol Airport, located just outside of Amsterdam, is preparing to test a new system that automatically slows the fastest electric bikes as they approach. The bikes, known as speed pedelecs, or s-pedelecs, are capable of going 45 km/h (28 mph) and would be slowed to the speed of regular bicycles as a matter of safety, reports Het Parool. The assurance of slower speeds could eventually allow s-pedelecs fitted with Intelligent Speed Assistants (ISAs) to join other bicyclists on the dedicated bike lanes found everywhere in the Netherlands.

Schiphol is trying to increase the number of its employees who cycle to work, with a focus on employees who live within 25 km (15.5 miles) from the airport. The adoption of s-pedelecs would certainly…

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