[2015-09-02] Pedelecs are finally on the rise: At the IAA, the most important automobile fair in the world, a daily show on pedelecs will be part of the program. An exhibition on LEV components like pedelecs and e-bikes will also take place and visitors can try out pedelecs and systems for hired bikes on two parcours. All this at a fair for automobiles!
From September 17 to 27, ExtraEnergy will be a partner of the "New Mobility World" special exhibition at the IAA. The association organizes the exhibition and parcour. ExtraEnergy in turn is an initiator and member of EnergyBus, which has developed the CANopen profile CiA 454 - together with CiA. Major parts of CiA 454 are currently standardized in IEC 61851-3 by the JPT 61851-3. The objective of the project is to allow a safe and secure power supply for light electric vehicles.
CAN and CANopen are regularly used in pedelecs. An extravagant example is the Trefecta DRT military-grade e-bike, which lets the rider control the ride mode and other settings by way of a CAN fly-by-wire computer. It costs a neglectable €22 500.
Vehicle testing kit
[2015-08-26] The Vehicle Testing Kit (VTK) by Ergoneers (Germany) is a solution for testing and benchmarking vehicles and running naturalistic driving studies. It consists of a box PC which is powered with D-Lab3 measurement and analysis modules.
[2015-08-26] At the Eurobike 2015 fair Bulls, Telekom, and Brose (all Germany) showcase the Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo, which is a networked e-bike. It lets the user get information on the bike's location and battery charge at any time using a smartphone app.
[2015-08-27] Until now, the Quadrant 3200 and 2200 models have handled the 120 cm x 70 cm bale category at Claas. Both of these square balers have now been completely redeveloped.