Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

Brazilian Technology Company Announces New Bike Taillight with Embedded Tracking Device

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
01/28/2014 | 05:03pm CEST

Telit M2M module to enable GPS Location & GSM communication for Nastek's Yon Bike Lamp - Smartphones can track bicycle's whereabouts and riding statistics

Nastek Tecnologia, a Brazilian company focusing on technology innovation, today announced the launch of Yon Bike Lamp, a hi-tech GSM/GPS tracker embedded in a bicycle taillight. The company also announced that Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products, was the company selected to provide M2M modules for the Yon Bike Lamp.

Yon Bike Lamp by Nastek (Photo: Business Wire)

Yon Bike Lamp by Nastek (Photo: Business Wire)

Yon Bike Lamp is a hi-tech tracker embedded in a bicycle taillight. Enabled by Telit's GL865-QUAD, the Yon Bike Lamp communicates over GSM/GPRS and over SMS allowing a user to login via a website or from and Android or iPhone app and obtains information about the bike, including its riding statistics. With the device, it is also possible to send an SMS to the Yon Bike Lamp and, as soon as it wakes up from sleep mode, it answers with a web link to its location. The product also works as a regular, waterproof, taillight that can be used both in a vertical or horizontal orientation. It has a built-in accelerometer that senses when the user is not riding and turns itself off to save energy.

"The shift towards sustainability of the past few years has caused a lot of people to choose bicycles as a transport alternative leading to strong market growth," said Lauro Cruz, Nastek Director of Technology. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, an estimated 864,883 people commuted by bicycle in 2012, a ten percent increase from 2011. In addition, ABRADIBI, a Brazilian bicycle market association, states that this market is worth about 1 billion US$ in Brazil. "However, as bicycles rise in popularity, so does theft. The need for solutions in response to demand from bicycle riders motivated Nastek to develop a product that is a security tracking device with the added value of a taillight and a fitness monitor."

The internal fitness functionality in the Yon Bike Lamp helps manage the rider's exercise regimen. The combination of accelerometer and GPS allows the Yon Bike Lamp to determine riding time and distance, instantaneous and average speeds along with estimating calories burned. All this data can then be shared on social media in real time.

"The Yon Bike Lamp is a product that takes full advantage of M2M technology to address increasing market demand," said Ricardo Buranello, Telit Latin America Director. "It is a pleasure to work with innovative minds to develop smart connected devices. I look forward to further collaborating with and witnessing what is to come from companies like Nastek."

Telit Wireless Solutions
Leslie Hart, Marketing Director Americas
919-415-1510


© Business Wire 2014
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
10:13aDJLONDON MARKETS : U.K. Stocks Recover Slightly From Slide; Pound Resilient Before Brexit Trigger
10:12a BANK OF CHINA : Roadshow to China to Attract Investments to SEZs will begin in May
10:11a Factbox - Impact on banks from Britain's vote to leave the EU
10:11a Bank of England to check banks ready for disorderly Brexit
10:11a SAUDI TELECOM SJSC : VIVA bids to acquire Nuetel
10:11a BAHRAIN SHIP REPAIRING & ENG : Basrec’s new dock ‘to double capacity’
10:10a NETGEM : Ooredoo Oman launches Multiscreen TV with Netgem
10:10a INDUSTRIVARDEN : Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017
10:10a ATOS AT HANNOVER MESSE 2017 : Data analytics expertise and Siemens MindSphere partner
10:10a MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF PEOPLE REPUBL : Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of Australia
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
-5.88%DOMACOM (ASX : DCL) talks its property platform and new partnerships
8.13%WOLSELEY : profit driven by U.S. growth, to change name to Ferguson
3.06%COSCO SHIPPING : Ports 2016 Net Profit Falls 42.5% to US$247.03 Million
-1.78%TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON : Ericsson to take large provisions as new CEO sets out strategy
0.76%China Southern Airlines' shares jump after American Airlines buy-in
Most Read News
12:47a CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL : Saudi Arabia sweetens huge Aramco IPO with tax cut
03/27 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS : says to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s
03:19a TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON : Ericsson to take large provisions as new CEO sets out strategy
04:11a Bank of England to check banks ready for disorderly Brexit
01:14a CREDIT SUISSE : CEO to decide on capital raising 'as soon as possible'
Most recommended articles
03/27 Dollar hits four-month low as Trump trade deflates
03/21 UK to investigate any UK banking involvement in 'Laundromat' case
04:11a Factbox - Impact on banks from Britain's vote to leave the EU
04:11a Bank of England to check banks ready for disorderly Brexit
04:04a Berlin airport ground staff agree three-year pay deal to end strikes