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SITAEL Wins Electronics Award for New eBike Smartphone Holder

The Italian transportation and aerospace company, SITAEL, was the recipient of an Innovation Award at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for its Magnetic Assisted Tap (MAT) for e-bikes. 

MAT is a new concept of smartphone holder docking station transforming e-bike into a fully connected vehicle. Thanks to its proprietary hardware and software technology (SITAEL’s ESB electronics system with GPS/GPRS modules, smartphone magnetic mount), MAT is the first bike’s deeply integrated docking station enabling a plenty of unique features on the smartphone simply by placing it on the MAT’s surface: enhanced cockpit, navigator, real-time vehicle control & monitoring, GPS/GPRS-based Anti-theft system, mobile wireless and USB charger.

“Thanks to its proprietary hardware and software technology, MAT is the first bike’s deeply integrated docking station enabling a plenty of unique features on the smartphone simply by placing it on the MAT’s surface: enhanced cockpit, navigator, real-time vehicle control & monitoring, GPS/GPRS-based Anti-theft system, mobile wireless and USB charger,” explained SITAEL’s Head of Industrial & IoT Division Matteo Pertosa.

Innovative technology

“SITAEL’s vision to provide unique and innovative technology to protect and engage users reaches its highest expression with MAT, which defines a new level of cycling in one single gesture; the e-bike comes to life instantly only by placing the smartphone on the MAT top surface.”

MAT main features

Thanks to the magnetic technology, MAT provides total control of the e-bike with one single gesture. IP65 water-resistant, MAT has been tested to both extreme temperatures (-20°C, +85°C) and vertical shocks up to 70 gram-force with a certified shaker instrument, which confirmed its suitability to the most extreme off-road rides.

Besides private uses, MAT is ready to be adopted in free-floating bike-sharing systems, both in peer-to-peer and fleet management contexts. The full system includes the new connected locking system for the e-bikes rear wheel, and the handlebar remote controller which grant bike security and a superior riding experience even without the smartphone use.

The MAT docking station will be launched soon trough a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

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