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CES 2018 Award for Sitael’s Intelligent Smartphone Holder

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LAS VEGAS, USA – Siteal has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its ‘Magnetic Assisted Tap’ (MAT) for e-bikes. MAT is a new concept of smartphone holder and docking station transforming an e-bike into a fully connected vehicle.

CES 2018 Award for Sitael’s Intelligent Smartphone Holder
The e-bike comes to life instantly only by placing the smartphone on the MAT top surface. – Photo Siteal

“Thanks to its proprietary hardware and software technology, MAT is the first bike’s deeply integrated docking station enabling a plenty of unique features on the smartphone simply by placing it on the MAT’s surface: enhanced cockpit, navigator, real-time vehicle control & monitoring, GPS/GPRS-based Anti-theft system, mobile wireless and USB charger,” explains,” Siteal’s Head of Industrial & IoT Division Matteo Pertosa.

Innovative technology

“Siteal’s vision to provide unique and innovative technology to protect and engage users reaches its highest expression with MAT, which defines a new level of cycling in one single gesture; the e-bike comes to life instantly only by placing the smartphone on the MAT top surface.”

Awards have been assigned by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

MAT will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada, both at the Innovation Awards Showcase, within the Venetian Ballroom at CES Tech West, and at the Siteal’s booth #2209 Westgate.

MAT main features

Thanks to the magnetic technology, MAT provides total control of the e-bike with one single gesture. IP65 water-resistant, MAT has been tested to both extreme temperatures (-20°C, +85°C) and vertical shocks up to 70 gram-force with a certified shaker instrument, which confirmed its suitability to the most extreme off-road rides.

Besides private uses, MAT is ready to be adopted in free-floating bike-sharing systems, both in peer-to-peer and fleet management contexts. The full system includes the new connected locking system for the e-bikes rear wheel, and the handlebar remote controller which grant bike security and a superior riding experience even without the smartphone use.

The MAT docking station will be launched soon trough a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

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