Working with the client’s concept, IDC developed all design and engineering elements of the product. This included a space-saving design, mounting the bikes in an upright position with interlocking handle bars. To make this possible, IDC developed curved bi-fold doors and the mechanics to enable the bikes to rise up in the lockers.
On the electronics side, the team supported the development of an electronic payment system, so users can pay using a rechargeable payment card (similar to an Oyster Card).
IDC Models produced block models and prototypes, which were then tested and evaluated by the team to ensure they were secure, weather proof, vandal proof and easy to use.