Indirect Tire Presure Control for cycling 2-, 3- or 4 wheeled bicycles
Since Locus is able to connect to at least 2 different BTLE or ANT+ Speedsensors here is my suggestion to use this data:
Locus could average all active speed sensors ( 2 to 4). This value is then displayed for example in the dashboard. In this way, fluctuations in the speedometer display could be minimized.
But that's not the biggest advantage: the data of all connected sensors make it possible to recognize, if there is one wheel that apparently does a longer distance than all the others, or whether all wheels seem to run more distance compared to the GPS track.
This could then be displayed with dots for each wheel next to the speedometer or in a separate field in the dashboard. The color of the points could change from green (ok) to red (difference detected) for each dot seperate. (To avoid wrong warnings there should be a warning threshold of about 5 to 10% aberation. Furthermore the calculation should be reset every 10 up to 20 km if there is no warning.)
Background: on a normal two-wheeler you can see every wheel while driving. This is often difficult with three-wheelers, but impossible with a velomobile (3 to 4 wheels). At the moment there are actually BTLE pressure sensores for bicycles, but they are only available for 2 wheels. In addition, these sensors are very expensive, at least € 150. Locus could implement a unique selling point here that would be considerably cheaper for the user. BTLE speed sensors currently cost around € 17. Something like this would be interesting for velomobiles, trikes, all normal bikes and also for air pressure monitoring of bicycle trailers.
Me myself I drive around 16,000km per year with my velomobile and use a standard speedometer and a BTLE speed sensor on the second front wheel. A few days ago I mounted a second BTLE sensor at the rear wheel. Unfortunately I can only compare the values of both BTLE sensors in the Bluetooth settings. However, the comparison with the display of the normal speedometer, at several incidents already indicated that one wheel had lost air pressure (it went down from 7.5 to around 4 bar when I realised it).
If you are interested in realising this unique feature, I would very much apreciate in supporting you by my experiances and testings.
Regards from Münster (Germany),