Smart eBiking and cycling

Bosch eBike Systems takes over start-up company COBI

Smart eBiking and cycling

Bosch eBike Systems takes over start-up company COBI

Networking of user, bike and services

Bosch eBike Systems takes over start-up company COBI based in Frankfurt. The two companies aim to focus on promoting the networking of people, services and products from here on.

 

“The expertise, technology and experience that COBI brings to the table are the perfect ingredients for developing mobility solutions of the future”

Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems

 

 

Under one roof: digital services for cyclists and eBikers

Bosch eBike Systems and COBI share a common belief: The ‘smart bicycle’ represents the future. This is an essential requirement for ensuring close collaboration as well as collectively launching more digital and networked services and products onto the market. COBI has seen positive development since it was founded in 2014. In addition to an aftermarket product for eBikes and conventional bicycles, the start-up company also developed a technology platform consisting of an app, cloud, development kit and embedded software.

“With the products of COBI, we will expand our portfolio and offer customers the option of choosing between on-board computers and smartphone based-solutions. Bosch will be presenting offers for networked eBikes and bicycles in the near future”, explains Fleischer.

 

“We have always aimed to form a partnership with Bosch and are now looking forward to realizing the enormous potential in front of us”

Andreas Gahlert, Founder and CEO of COBI

 

 

Founder and CEO Andreas Gahlert feels that COBI is much more than just a product. “The greatest strengths of COBI include a talented team of staff born in the digital era twinned with a complex, modern technological architecture.” As a result of the takeover, COBI GmbH became a 100% subsidiary of the Bosch Group. The headquarters of the company shall remain in Frankfurt am Main. The COBI brand and products will be retained and the workforce will remain unchanged.

Further development of digital products and services

Both companies are resolutely launching a digital offensive. Bosch is continuously developing the Nyon on-board computer and presented numerous updates at Eurobike 2017. These include current maps, new features for route planning, altitude preview and energy consumption as well as an improved display of the rider's performance.

COBI is focussing on adapting its products to allow smartphones to be used as a central control, infotainment and display solution. The existing product range will remain available. Products already in the pipeline or those presented at Eurobike 2017 such as the COBI eAir are being developed as planned.

More about COBI      More about Nyon

 

“The takeover of COBI will create synergies and allow us to develop a product range for different target groups in the best way possible. Digitally networked bicycles and eBikes are an essential ingredient for mobility of the future”

Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems

 

 

The connected products at a glance

Nyon

COBI