The amount the acquisition of Cobi will cost Bosch is unknown. The cartel authorities also still need to approve the deal. Cobi connects smartphones to bicycles via mount.
Smartphone controls e-bike
The phone, for example, can then be used as a bicycle-specific GPS device; it’s charged simultaneously and, in the case of e-bikes, the motor is controlled via the smartphone. The system has an automatic light sensor and an alarm system, and can be linked with other fitness or navigation apps.
Bosch, a specialist in e-bike drive systems, aims to expand its portfolio in the field of networked products and services with Cobi. Claus Fleischer, managing director of Bosch E-Bike Systems: “This is where Cobi brings the necessary competence, experience, and the corresponding technologies for a successful collaboration.”