科技初创公司 Modmo 想要创造一款与众不同的电动自行车，不仅设计优美，续航时间惊人，还配备有独特的物联网功能，以提升骑行体验。这款电动自行车是面向全球销售的，这就意味着其通信硬件需要在全世界任何地方实现无缝畅联。
As consumers and governments look for more sustainable ways to get around and while there are a growing number of e-bikes on the market, none of them are as connected and efficient as the Saigon+ by Ireland headquartered Modmo.
The Saigon+ boasts a wealth of features including a modular design, up to 200 km range on a single charge, battery health check alerts, customisable light configuration controllable via an app (over 16 million hue variations), anti-theft alarms and alerts and remote bike lockdown, predictive maintenance insight, and gamification via the Modmo community.
While e-bikes offer a more environmentally friendly and healthier option to solve urban travel congestion and pollution issues, they have not evolved significantly from a performance and feature perspective. Looking to address this opportunity, Modmo set about rethinking from the wheels up what an e-bike of the near future should look like, how it could securely share data to improve operational efficiency, and how it could, through a modular design, morph to the rider’s requirements.
Clearly, to data-enable an e-bike through IoT would require a set of solutions, both hardware and software, that all worked together, were efficient and low powered, cost effective, and provided the data security required to be trusted - both internally and by the consumer. In addition, Modmo knew that it wanted to find an IoT partner that would enable it’s e-bike’s software to be updated over the air to roll out new features post sale. Critically for Modmo, any IoT connectivity would need to work globally.
Following the successful launch of the Saigon, Modmo launched it’s upgraded Saigon+ e-bike to the global market. To support this upgraded and fully IoT-enabled premium eBike, Modmo sought a technology partner that could not only deliver the hardware brains but also the software communications layer which turns the Saigon+ into the most connected and efficient e-bike on the international market.
To ensure that design values and styling were upheld there were considerable constraints on space for the inner workings of the e-bike: any technology solution would need to be compact. Modmo wanted The Saigon+ to mix both short range connectivity (Bluetooth) for activity data collection (average speed, calorie burn, co2 saved, and battery health) and cellular connectivity to the cloud for the security of the e-bike. If, for example, the e-bike is moved by anyone but its owner, its integrated lights would flash, an alarm would sound, and the brakes and electric motor would automatically lock.
Crucially, an alert and precise location tracking would be sent to the owner's app. Modmo also wanted to be able to send software updates to the Saigon+ over-the air to install new features and services as well as provide predictive maintenance alerts for the user.
For Modmo, the connected Saigon+ is the perfect combination of efficiency, design, and value-added features. From its super-efficient interchangeable batteries and its location-aware, globally available best-in-class security features, to its two-way secure data communication.
u-blox was able to provide Modmo with a complete hardware and connectivity software solution, delivering a reliable and cost effective solution.
"Using u-blox components and services allowed us to sell globally with only 1 GPS module,”
Jack O’Sullivan, founder and CEO of Modmo
Specifically Modmo sourced the following components and solutions from u-blox:
With u-blox as its technology partner, Modmo has been able to deliver the most advanced, efficient e-bike for urban commuters that works anywhere.
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