Image for post
Image for post
Connectivity an e-bikes. Illustration by TEAMS

Connectivity and (e-)bikes: less the why, more the how, and actually: why not

TEAMS Design Trend Story Bike II

By Oliver Keller

Image for post
Image for post
Photo Credits: Unsplash, Graphics: TEAMS Design

How would connectivity look like to be useful on two wheels?

During the ride, the bike’s navigation system with supervision from a traffic display showing unsafe areas, the system searches for the best route and accidents can be averted through early information and alert detection. Staying on safety, we already talked about ABS for bikes. Pro-active lighting and direction indicators can allow cyclists to be a lot more visible on the streets, especially in conditions of bad visibility. In an unlikely case of an accident, a digitally connected bike will send an emergency call. An intelligent and automated gear shifting that is based on the cyclist’s performance adds a new level of riding comfort to the bike. There’s no chain fiddling and always the perfect transmission. If you like listening to music, a pro-active sound system adjusts or mutes the volume accordingly. Finally, what’s already visible on bike computers today, can be displayed with better visibility, seamlessly transmitted and analyzed.

Written by

TEAMS is one of the world’s leading design agencies. TEAMS is not just a name — it’s our attitude!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store