Velocité – TRINAMIC supports great E-Bike project
Trinamic collaborated with materials innovator CarboFibretec to develop a groundbreaking e-Bike design. The Velocite is a lightweight, maglev electric motor assist bicycle that can achieve speeds up to 100 km/h! Using a high-concept carbon frame, the Velocite battery and motor are designed directly into the frame and wheel of the bike, eliminating transmission components and producing a sleek, efficient design.
Trinamic contributed the Velocite’s three-phase motor controller, with integrated ANT+ wireless networking and firmware. The ANT+ facilitates a connection between the motor controller and a sensor in the bike’s pedals that enables the motor to automatically increase torque as the rider increases their pedaling intensity—just what a weary biker needs as they approach an upcoming hill. The ANT+ interface also communicates with a companion smartphone app that monitors component performance and communicates with network functions, like GPS and mapping.
The Velocite was recently demonstrated at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, the world’s largest bike fair.
November 1, 2014 / Lisa Teich / 0