Blubrake has lifted the lid on its second generation anti-lock braking system (ABS) achieving a significant size reduction on its debut system and one that further enables frame integration.
One of many firms to attract investor cash in recent years, Blubrake’s kit builds in an artificial intelligence system that prevents a rider from skidding, or the rear wheel lifting in the event of a sudden grab at the brake levers.
Dubbed the ABS G2, the technologies “trickle down from the automotive sector”. From an OEM’s point of view, the system is now small enough to integrate into frames and is compatible with third-party drive units and hydraulic brakes. The system has been adopted by benchmark brands such as Bulls Bikes, Bianchi and Stromer, among others.
Compared to the first version, Blubrake ABS G2 features only one unit that includes both the hydraulic actuator and the electronic control unit, for a 65% and 48% reduction in size and weight, respectively.
The end result is that Blubrake ABS G2 can be easily integrated into the frame, with an installation procedure that has been further simplified and now has only two electrical connectors to take care of. As shown above the system can also be fitted externally.
A software algorithm manages the activation of the anti-lock system and this too has been further optimised to deliver a better grip detection and to adjust in real time to different surfaces.
“Constant innovation at the service of e-bike riders is at the core of our work,” commented Fabio Todeschini, Founder & General Manager of Blubrake. “We have designed the Blubrake ABS G2 to meet strong end-user and manufacturer demand for greater safety, which in our case translates into prevention of accidents in dangerous conditions. Today, thanks to the simplicity of installation and to the reduced dimensions of this new solution, manufacturers can easily integrate our ABS in their bikes to offer safer and more reliable vehicles, and a greater peace of mind in everyday mobility.”