In 2021, IDbike started a project to develop a new driveline for electric bicycles, in cooperation with a number of partners. In the "Infinite" range project we are cooperating with Infinite BV to increase the efficiency of E-bikes and the driveline, to avoid unnecessary energy consumption. In the end, this will result in a positive contribution with regard to CO2 emission in our region.
The project is qualified as an Interreg Flanders-Netherlands project, an across border cooperation program which is financed by the European Fund of Regional Development (EFRO)
In 2021 is IDbike gestart met een nieuw project om een nieuwe aandrijflijn voor elektrische fietsen te ontwikkelen, samen met een aantal partners. In het “Infinite” Range - project bekijken we samen met Infinite BV de mogelijkheid om de efficiëntie van e-bikes te verhogen. Hierbij wordt onder andere gekeken hoe het rendement van de aandrijving kan worden gemaximaliseerd en tegelijkertijd onnodig energieverbruik kan worden geminimaliseerd. Het zuiniger maken van e-bikes zal een positieve bijdrage leveren aan de CO2 reductie in onze regio. Het betreft hier een Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project, een grensoverschrijdend */samenwerkingsprogramma dat wordt gefinancierd met middelen van het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling (EFRO).
As of 2020 IDbike started up the production of sensor units of a new generation. These sensors are more compact, completely flat, and are compatible with both drop aout and thru axles. A new, patented sensor system is used, to ensurehigh precision and stability of the unit.
Today, the company Xiaomi has introduced its new folding electric bicycle in China, the Xiaomi QiCycle . In this bike the IDbike TMM technology is used to measure the torque applied by the cyclist. Base on this torque the power to the motor is adjusted. Also the torque is used to calculate the output power of the rider.
The specifications are as follows:
- TMM sensor for smooth biking and power output on the display - Companion smartphone app displays in-depth info: bike status, GPS navigation, ride stats - 250W, 36V high speed motor - Panasonic 18650 20 x 2900mAh lithium-ion battery cells (same battery used by Tesla) with Battery Management System (BMS) that lets you go 45km on a single charge - Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub - Foldable and compactly lean at 14.5 kg - Provides real-time stats: speed, distance, power, dynamic power, calories consumed - RMB2,999
The application of a belt drive is becoming increasingly common on bicycles. The advantages are obvious: No lubrication and chain case needed, almost no wear, no elongation and a long life time. IDbike has build a prototype to test our sensor in combination with a belt drive of Continental. Contrary to other belt drives, the Continental belt requires a very low pretension . High pretension deteriorates the correct working of the sensor. However, in combination with the Continental belt the system works as good as with a chain.
The ST2 is the first worldwide digitally connected e-bike. It is connected via a built-in SIM card with the Internet and communicates via myStromer App
with any smartphone. It is equipped with Bluetooth, GPS and GSM, so that the location of the ST2 can be tracked at any time via Geolocator. The myStromer app offers even more features such as tuning, anti-theft protection, check of the battery charge status or the service booklet. With its high-performance battery and powerful motor for greater speed and a torque sensor (which is designed and manufactured by IDbike) in the rear drop-out for a smooth ride, the ST2 has everything you need for relaxed commuting.
The design and functional aspects of the Stromer are very coherent. Integrated optic, smart online integration and a drive that works very well. This is the direction that needs pursuing.