The SmartRack is an easy-to-use, high-security, short-term universal bicycle parking and reservation system. The SmartRack consists of three features: a high-security design; a data collection system; and a software application using that data to drive a real-time parking location and reservation system, theft and tampering alerts, and a data analytics dashboard and management tools for strategic partners.
The SmartRack has two locking mechanisms that secure both a bike’s wheels and frame. The first is a sliding adjustable lock for the rear wheel, allowing for broad bike compatibility. The second is a retractable metal cord that secures the frame and holds the front wheel within a corral which protects the front wheel, axle and dropout.
A user can use the smartphone app to view available SmartRack parking spaces in their area or set up one-time or recurring reservations for particular racks. Users will use the SmartPhone app or an RFID keycard to lock and unlock his or her bike.