Press release #Electrified mobility

Bosch eBike Systems expands digital theft protection for eBikes

New update turns Kiox displays into key

  • Kiox 300 and Kiox 500 as additional keys for the eBike
  • The right screen for every ride: customisable Kiox 300 and Kiox 500
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen - Experience trail adventures with an eMTB, discover new spots on eTrekking rides or cruise through the city to your favourite café on an eUrban bike: eBiking is fun and keeps you fit. To complement the riding fun with a carefree feeling when parking the eBike, Bosch eBike Systems is now expanding the digital theft protection in the smart system. The latest eBike Flow app update allows eBikers to use the Kiox 300 and Kiox 500 displays as a key to unlock their eBike in addition to their smartphone. Another new feature also gives them the option to disable automatic unlocking.

Flexible key options offer even more effective theft protection

All functions are based on the free eBike Lock theft protection. Once installed, this disables the motor support as soon as the eBike is switched off. In addition to the mechanical bicycle lock, eBike Lock provides additional security. Thanks to the update, this advantage can now also be used with the Kiox 300 and Kiox 500. Once the eBike is switched on and the respective display connected, eBikers can easily define their preferred key in the settings of the eBike Flow app – either the smartphone, display or both. They can then simply lock and unlock the smart additional theft protection by removing the display from or inserting it into the mount.

The option of using Kiox 300 and Kiox 500 as a key also gives eBikers greater flexibility and convenience. If several people share an eBike, for example in the family or among friends, several digital keys can be defined and deleted again as necessary. The protection provided by eBike Lock is no longer tied to a single smartphone. Another new feature of the eBike Flow app prevents the eBike from being automatically unlocked as soon as it is within Bluetooth range of the smartphone. For this purpose, all users need to do is disable the "Automatic unlock" function in the eBike Flow app. They can later enable the motor support of their eBike by pressing and holding the "Hold to unlock" button on the Home Screen of the eBike Flow app.

Most important functions in view thanks to customised display

Through linkage with eBike Lock, the range of functions of the Kiox 300 and Kiox 500 displays for the smart system has been increased even further. Users can now arrange the content and sequence of the display screens themselves and define up to three tiles on one screen and a maximum of 13 individual screens. Depending on their personal requirements, they have the option of displaying a total of up to 30 different items of information – for mountain bikers, e.g. the cadence, average and maximum speed, for touring bikers, e.g. the distance, gradient and range.

The update can be downloaded via the eBike Flow app, which is available for download from the relevant app store at no additional cost.

Contact for journalists:

Robert Bosch GmbH
Tamara Winograd
Head of Marketing Communications Bosch eBike Systems
Tel.: +49 (0)7121 35-394 64

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.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, 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 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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