TAITRA has launched an online version of this year’s cancelled Taipei Cycle Show, including 2D and VR elements to assist manufacturers to create business opportunities online.
Like just about every other trade show this year, Taipei Cycle became unfeasible to take place in the usual way thanks to Covid-19. Following the disruption, TAITRA accelerated its integrated online services to produce this online version.
The online expo allows buyers to place orders in 2D. In addition, 40 Taipei Cycle design and innovation winners are available for online perusal through virtual reality, allowing users 360 degree views to inspect the judge’s favourites.
Award winners include the gold award-winning Giant Thrive E+, featuring the Liv 3F (Fit, Form, Function) design concept, with tunable support modes and a smart assist mode that automatically adjusts the support level based on the rider’s pedaling input.
The winner of the Young Enterprise Award, Litemove Technology, has developed the Litemove SE series LED light for electronic bikes with multi-mounting options – fork front, handlebar or under the stem, and is small and compact for all types of bicycles.
There are plenty of e-Bikes in the online expo, and according to TAITRA, in Q1 2020, the export value of e-Bikes surpassed that of traditional bicycles.
TAITRA said: “With the development of new technologies such as the Internet of Things, exercising in a smarter and scientific way has brought a new business model to the sporting industry, integrating online and offline experiences. More and more sporting goods and fitness equipment manufacturers have introduced technology to develop personal sports analysis systems, virtual fitness maps, online streaming teaching, and various smart wearable devices, which demonstrate the trend of the sports technology era.”