Bosch launches future electric bikes with integrated ABS and onboard computers
Bosch has unveiled its new eBike Design Vision, showing the direction of its future electric bicycles, foreign media reported.
EBike Design Vision, however, is so far a concept rather than a production model that it may not be ready for trial soon, but it does develop a number of completely new components and features that will be Bosch's true lineup and killer feature in the coming months.
In response, Bosch described the bike as an "urban sport cruiser," an all-purpose design that allows commuting to the city within a week and cross-country routes on weekends.
The remote control for the bike's computer is in the handlebars, cables and hydraulics are plugged inside the bike and the brake lever is camouflaged to blend in with the black handlebars.The design also uses Bosch eBike ABS, which allows the bike to remain stable during harsh braking operations, adjusting the pressure in the front brakes and preventing the back of the bike from lifting.
The system activates whenever the brakes are applied in an emergency, and sensors detect that the front wheels may be locked.The eBike Design Vision is also equipped with Bosch's new Nyon on-board computer, which will be available in mass production bikes later this year.The real Nyon will be a mobile control unit, but from the concept car's configuration table it is fully integrated into the bike's "cockpit".
In the concept bike, the body is mostly made of carbon-fiber frames with cooling channels to prevent heat buildup.At the same time, the battery is integrated into the lower tube, which can be taken out for charging.The ABS unit is hidden behind the front luggage rack to make it as unobtrusive as possible.The rack is also equipped with regularly lit LED lights to improve visibility.
Such design features will become increasingly important in the future, Bosch says, as e-bikes transform their clunky, unfashionable image into a convenient, green presence.