Electric bike IoT brand Velco partners with automotive giant to develop e-bike system

French electric bike IoT brand Velco has partnered with automotive giant Valeo to help develop a new e-bike ecosystem. 

Valeo, a supplier of automotive tech products to the motor industry based in Paris, is deploying an electric assistance system under the brand name Valeo Cyclee, offering a seven-speed automatic and adaptive gearbox. 

Velco, founded in 2016, which provides connected solutions for e-bikes, has joined forces with Valeo to design and develop the digital system around the Valeo Cyclee 48V system. CEO of Velco Pierre Regnier said: “Velco has closely followed Valeo Cyclee’s introduction to the electric bicycle market, measuring the technological dimension of the products offered. Sharing our values of innovation and challenge, this Made in France collaboration was born to pool our know-how. 

“We are helping Valeo Cyclee to market its solution to different brands through connectivity. Valeo is enabling Velco to increase its expertise in automotive quality standards to be applied in the cycle industry. With an innovative digital offer and a strong production force, the Made in France innovation carried by Valeo Cyclee and Velco is reshuffling the cards in the e-bike market.” 

Velco has helped Valeo Cyclee design connectivity requirements based around motor diagnostics and calibration, traceability, and services for assemblers and bike shops. 

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The connectivity allows the pairing between the frame and the motor, the calibration and the updating of the motor. For the bike shop, a diagnostic tool has been developed with a logbook for tracking the bike equipped with a Valeo engine, containing the history of repairs, updates and modifications of parts on the bike. A mobile application has also been developed for cyclists to customise certain engine parameters (anti-theft features, trip information – time and kilometres travelled, battery feedback for diagnosis, etc.)”

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