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E-Bike Conference 2016

1st July 2016, Kitzbühel Alps, Austria. ABS, all-wheel drive, sounds, sharing systems, highly automated production processes. What do these mean for pedelecs?


The key technologies for future pedelecs: ABS, all-wheel drive, sounds, sharing systems, highly automated production processes. What do these mean for pedelecs?

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And with the e:bikefestival running from the 2nd to 3rd July 2016, you could find your perfect pedelec.
ABS, all-wheel drive, sounds, sharing systems, highly automated production processes. Participants enjoyed the worldwide exclusive opportunity of a glimpse into the future of pedelecs, today.
>> video clip (ORF Tirol)

Customer wish fulfilment as the key to market growth
What will make the pedelec the next worldwide must-have, following in the footsteps of the fridge, colour TV, computer and mobile phone? A brief overview of the relevant functionalities which will assist the pedelec to market breakthrough. Customer wish fulfilment as the key to acceptance by the whole population. Speakers were Dr. Dipl.-Phys. Frieder Herb (Concepts and Strategy, ExtraEnergy Test) and Hannes Neupert (Chairman, ExtraEnergy e.V. and Executive Director, EnergyBus e.V.)
Self-driving pedelecs
Autonomous pedelec technology. In 2015, Comodule presented a three-wheeled self-driving pedelec and demonstrates the fact that this technology is not just for cars.
Pedelec sharing systems?
What is public bike sharing and what is the significance of sharing schemes for tourism? Which models are available now, and what does the future hold?
The speaker was Niclas Schubert (movelo, New Electric Mobility).
Pedelec, speak to me … when pedelecs find a voice
Silence is golden, and talk is cheap – one might think that this would also apply to pedelecs. But psycho-acoustic researcher Dr. Friedrich Blutner would disagree. For several years he has been researching the correct sounds for every conceivable – and apparently inconceivable – everyday object: washing machines, car doors, beer bottles, sausages, lipsticks and now for several years also pedelecs. He will be presenting an interim report on his research results for the SAVE project, sponsored by the Federal Research Ministry. Following this presentation you will be sensitised to disruptive sounds you were previously unaware of hearing, and to harmonic sounds which give the pedelec its individual character, and which could also develop brand identity.
The speaker was Dr. Friedrich E. Blutner (Synotec Psychoinformatik GmbH).
The ABC of added functionality, and its reflection in consumer use
AWD, ABS, ASR, GPS, GSM, RFID, HD, EB, USB, LED ... technologies. Why do we need them all for cycling? Speakers were Jakob Lauhoff (Brake ForceOne), Peter Broghammer (Director, Business Development, E-Mobility, Marquardt GmbH) and Teet Praks (COMODULE).
Industry 4.0 – what does it mean for the cycle industry?
Today, small-scale, highly labour intensive production dominates in the cycle industry. But the future of industrial production is elsewhere, in integrated and highly automated production processes, which simultaneously permit high levels of customisation, high quality, low lead-times and low prices. At the heart of Industry 4.0 are standardised interfaces which permit a wide variety of modules to be combined without difficulty into numerous configurations.
Round table discussion with industry figures.
The exhibits

For each theme exhibits were on hand to try out. These exhibits were: a prototype cycle with ABS braking system; pedelecs with all-wheel drive; coModule prototype of a self-driving pedelec, and a U-cart from Passionmobility Taiwan, plus two pedelec frames which can speak and sing (achieved purely through the use of an actuator which induces the frames to vibrate).

In the subsequent evening event, participants were given an overview of the day’s programme and a concluding summary from Hannes Neupert (Chairman, ExtraEnergy e.V. and Executive Director, EnergyBus e.V.).
At a glance
What: E-Bike Conference
When: 1st July 2016
Where: Hotel Alpenhof in Kirchberg in Tirol
Fee conference incl. evening event: 70 Euro
Fee evening event: 30 Euro
Deadline for booking: 26th June 2016

e:bikefestival 2016
The e:bikefestival will started on 2nd July.

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Read the press publication here:

Copy: Hannes Neupert
Online publication: Angela Budde
Translation: Peter Eland
Picture: e:bikefestival Kitzbüheler Alpen - Brixtental / 

30 May 2016
Last update: 26 July 2016




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