In recent years, the trend of electric vehicles has risen. After the engines of traditional vehicles are replaced by motors and batteries, they provide the electronics and information. And communication industries that Taiwan manufacturers are best at, and cut into the high-margin electric vehicle supply chain from consumer and commercial electronics. And just as electric vehicles are like the digital transformation of the automobile industry, electric bicycles are also the digital transformation of traditional bicycles.
After the electric bicycle is added with a battery module and a motor, when the pedal is stepped on, it can provide auxiliary force to help the rider move forward. The electric bicycle is divided into three major blocks, including the control system, power system, and motor system. The control system is responsible for issuing orders, telling the E-Bike speed, cadence, distance, time, etc., and when electric power is needed. The power system provides power to the bicycle, which requires a battery supply to drive the entire vehicle. In addition, a motor system is a tool for applying force. E-Bike needs to be powered by the motor system to respond to different riding environments and usage scenarios promptly.
For the Taiwanese bicycle industry, Taiwan also has semiconductor technology, and it will also have a certain degree of advantages in the future development of electronic design in the car body. How to integrate the energy integration of both parties is a direction that can be considered in the future. From traditional bicycles to electric bicycles, in addition to adding electric elements riding science must be considered, and this is the Know-how that other industries have not yet grasped. Changing product design will be a challenge for the development of electric bicycles in Taiwan, and cross-industry still needs to complement each other through expertise. Including product integration, how to integrate motors and batteries, and the control panel should be connected to App, cloud, or terminal service system, and all data transmission, including software, firmware, etc., must also be integrated.
And electric bicycles are not like mobile phones. Developers can improve user experience through software system upgrades. Bicycles are mechanized hardware structures. To achieve a better riding experience, how to choose during the system integration process, will be a big challenge. Due to the influence of the weight of the battery and motor equipment, the position of the center of gravity of the vehicle must be adjusted accordingly. The design trend of enclosing the battery in the frame is becoming more and more clear, but if it is to be placed in the frame. The design coordination of components, including shock absorbers, gravity positions, etc., are the key points that need to be overcome.
However, in cross-industry complementarity, another challenge is how to form alliances. The industry scope of electric bicycles covers information and communication, energy, electronics, and bicycle industries, while the electric bicycle industry chain includes bicycle parts, motors, batteries, electronic control systems, platform apps, and other fields. Therefore, it is not only difficult to form industry alliances difficulties, which operators should be included, and how to integrate are difficult problems for the industry.
Taiwan still has considerable advantages in the development of electric bicycles. The country not only has a complete upstream, midstream, and downstream industrial chain, from components, to complete vehicle energy, but also can enter the international supply chain for key components such as batteries and motors. Technologically, Taiwanese manufacturers are not inferior to other countries. However, in the face of competition from major international manufacturers, only by integrating domestic resources can Taiwan continue to maintain its competitive advantage in the bicycle industry.
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