Advanced technologies for a safer ebiking experience: A duty for manufacturers

Advanced technologies for a safer e-biking experience

Written by Chirine Dhouib

lundi, Fév 26

« The new mobility » or “micro-mobility” represents a shift away from traditional, car-centric transportation models toward more sustainable, efficient, and user-centric approaches that leverage technology and innovation to meet the evolving needs of urban populations.

This concept encompasses various trends and innovations, including electric scooters and bicycles which are particularly well-suited solutions for urban environments and can help alleviate congestion and reduce emissions.

According to, the ebike market, valued at USD 37.47 billion in 2022, is anticipated to grow from USD 43.32 billion in 2023 to USD 119.72 billion by 2030, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.6%. 

However, the road is not all roses. After theft, safety is the second urgent concern for e-bike brands. As an electronic manufacturing supplier, our contribution is to help producers remove such barriers by incorporating advanced technological systems into their products the right way.

Advanced technological systems for the e-bike industry

The bicycle is now part of the realm of electronics. It is leading the way of modern mobility.Driven by the dynamic of doing better, industry players are innovating through on-board technologies, connected accessories and feature-rich devices for a safer and smarter biking experience.

The connected bike : technology at the service of data communication

Connected bike : technology at the service of data communication
A connected bike equipped with data communication technology

A connected bike is equipped with data communication technology, that allows it to communicate with other devices or networks. It is capable of sending and receiving data which can be used to enhance safety for riders in several ways:

  • Collision detection and alerts: some connected bikes are equipped with sensors that can detect potential collisions with vehicles or obstacles. When such a situation is detected, the system can alert the rider, giving them more time to react and avoid an accident
  • Smart lighting: connected bikes may have smart lighting systems, also called lighting automation, that automatically adjust based on ambient light conditions and the cyclist’s speed. This helps improve visibility for both the rider and other road users, reducing the risk of accidents, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Integration with smartphone apps: many connected bikes can sync with smartphone apps that provide additional safety features, such as route planning, weather updates and notifications about road closures or hazards ahead.
  • Theft prevention: connected bikes often come with anti-theft features such as GPS tracking and remote locking capabilities. If a bike is stolen, its location can be tracked, making it easier for authorities to recover it.
  • Data analysis and insights: connected bikes can collect data about a rider’s behavior, such as speed, distance traveled and routes taken. Analysing this data can help cyclists identify potential safety risks and improve their riding habits accordingly.

V2X Connectivity

Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything known as C-V2X is a promising technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other and with other elements of the transportation infrastructure, such as traffic lights, road signs, and pedestrians, using cellular networks.

C-V2X allows vehicles including connected e-bikes to exchange information about their speed, position, direction, and other relevant data to improve safety, traffic efficiency, and overall driving experience.

Thanks to its know how in electronic and electromechanical modules manufacturing, OneTech group can support you in the development and assembly of V2X modules

Real-time tracking systems for fleet management

The GPS tracking system sits silently on the bike, waiting for a
The GPS tracking system sits silently on the bike, waiting for a « ping » from you.

Electric bike sharing programs can benefit enormously from real-time tracking systems which can enhance safety, security and efficiency in various aspects. Here are some key reasons why such a tracking system is important.

  • Safety monitoring: the tracking system allows operators and users to monitor the location and status of electric bikes in real-time. It helps ensure that bikes are being used in designated areas, promoting safe riding practices and compliance with local regulations.
  • Fleet management: for companies or organizations operating fleets of electric bikes/scooters, tracking systems assist in managing and optimizing the deployment of scooters. It provides data on scooter utilization, allowing for better planning and resource allocation.
  • Theft prevention and asset protection: tracking systems can help deter theft, as potential thieves are less likely to target bikes equipped with GPS tracking. In case of theft, the tracking system enables quick location identification, increasing the chances of recovery.
  • User accountability: tracking systems can record and store data on bike usage, including routes taken and duration or rides. This data can be useful for resolving disputes, investigating accidents and holding users accountable for any misuse or violation of terms of service.
  • Maintenance planning: by monitoring the usage patterns of electric bikes, operators can anticipate maintenance needs and schedule timely repairs, reducing downtime and ensuring a longer lifespan for the bikes.

IoT GPS tracker integration contributes to the overall success and sustainability of electric bike sharing programs by improving safety, security and operational efficiency.

With OneTech group, your e-bike brand can benefit from our electronic manufacturing expertise through electromechanical modules development, V2X modules assembly, co-design and process engineering. Together we can shape a safer and brighter future for the e-bike industry.

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