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Bosch eBike ABS wins DEKRA Award

Bosch eBike ABS wins DEKRA Award

  • DEKRA salutes innovation from Bosch eBike Systems
  • Bosch eBike ABS recognised in the "Safety on the Road" category
  • Anti-lock braking system supports pedelec riders in critical braking situations
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – Safety is a decisive factor for eBike riders and their environment. The anti-lock braking system developed by Bosch eBike Systems for pedelecs can play a significant role in avoiding eBike accidents. The Bosch eBike ABS has been available to buy equipped on various eBike models since the end of 2018 and has now received the prestigious DEKRA Award. "Through its development efforts, the winner in the 'Safety on the Road' category offers greater long-term, sustainable safety for pedelec riders at a time when safety on two-wheeled vehicles is gaining more and more importance," said the DEKRA jury, explaining its decision.

An important factor in avoiding accidents

More and more people are switching to pedelecs. In Germany alone, around 4.5 million people use bicycles with electric support. However, the increasing number of users and the significantly higher number of kilometres they cover means that the risk of accidents has also increased. "We see this award as further confirmation that our innovation is making an important contribution to accident prevention on the roads. In future, ABS will play a decisive role in increasing safety for eBikers, thereby also further promoting this form of mobility," explains Claus Fleischer, Managing Director of Bosch eBike Systems. A study by the Bosch accident research team confirms the product's potential: If all pedelecs were equipped with ABS and riders reacted accordingly, up to 29 percent of pedelec accidents could be avoided each year.

More efficient braking with the eBike ABS

The world's first standard anti-lock braking system for pedelecs enables controlled, stable braking in critical riding situations. It combines front wheel ABS with rear wheel lift control. In difficult braking manoeuvres it regulates the brake pressure and thus optimises riding stability and control of the eBike. It reduces the likelihood of the front wheel locking and skidding or the rear wheel lifting from the ground. This reduces the risk of the rider being thrown over the handlebars, giving eBikers more safety on the road.

About the DEKRA Award

DEKRA is a globally active expert organisation and, together with WirtschaftsWoche magazine, makes this award to outstanding concepts, initiatives or processes designed to promote safety. In a two-stage process a panel of experts selects the winners in four categories: "Safety on the Road", "Safety at Work", "Safety at Home" and "Start-ups". The DEKRA Award 2019 was presented on 23 October in Berlin.

Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the future of eBike mobility with innovative products and digital services ranging from highly efficient drive systems to the first production-ready ABS for eBikes and Connected Biking solutions. On the daily routes through the city, on leisurely rides through the countryside or for sporting adventures in the mountains: Bosch eBike Systems offers eBikers the right drive system (drive unit, battery, display, and app) for every requirement and every area of use, ensuring a unique riding sensation. Today, more than 100 of the world's leading bicycle brands trust the perfectly coordinated, modular product portfolio. As an independent division within the Bosch Group, Bosch eBike Systems also makes use of the Group's technology and manufacturing expertise. For healthy, safe and sustainable mobility that is fun.

For more information please visit www.bosch-ebike.de

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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