Imagine a cycling industry based on the same digitisation level as the automotive sector. Full traceability, optimised supply chain, accelerated processes, automated set ups, over the air updates… All of it allowed by a data centered system. Connectivity interconnects all players of the cycling industry: e-drive system manufacturers, bike makers, brands, fleet managers, riders, maintenance players.
On connected e-bikes, data is first collected on e-bikes through IoT devices and is turned into services through dedicated apps. With strong relationships with e-drive manufacturers and bike makers, Velco is providing a full ecosystem around smartbikes to boost the performances of all players and support the creation and production of smartbikes.
For research and development and strategic decisions, players receive feedback on their products, users and uses, to clearly understand how bikes are used by riders and what needs they could answer. For integration, digitisation facilitates all processes to save time on the assembly line, or during product calibration, with an easy overview and traceability of connected bikes. For the maintenance process, time is saved with fast and precise diagnostics, as well as direct exchanges between players to order and deliver parts.
Traceability of products is helpful for all players from conception to maintenance and even recycling. At the center of all players, brands can streamline their communication with all parties, thus increasing productivity at all stages of the product lifecycle.
Pierre Régnier, CEO and co-founder of Velco: “Connected bikes are within reach for small companies as well as for large manufacturers, for young brands as well as for established ones. Connected bikes will also have a strong impact in terms of job creation and industry development. Indeed, smartbikes will be the established standard by 2025 and a large part of the technological added value, whether electronic or software, will be designed and produced in Europe. By working on a more sustainable, healthy and value-added mobility, we will make cycling a true industry of excellence! We are on the right track."
Understand the real potential of connected e-bikes
Connected e-bikes are becoming the new standard of the e-bike market with many opportunities for brands. Misconceptions remain about connected e-bikes, that provide way more features than just track and trace or anti-theft devices.
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