October 2023 Integration and digitisation transforming product development CONTENTS Drive system development 2 Integration at core of drive system development In a competitive market, drive system manufacturers have various strategies. From optimal riding experience to integrated technologies. Safety and security 4 Safety and security pushing connectivity solutions In an increasingly digitalized bike market, a new generation of smart mobility devices are being created delivering enhanced safety and efficiency. Design trends 6 Design trends in longtail, cargo and fat bikes Dutch dicycle designer Peter van der Veer points out the latest trends in design and forms in these categories. Digital anti-theft devices 8 Digital anti-theft devices improve e-bike usability The combination of a growing demand, an increasing average retail price and rising e-bike thefts has given a boost to the market of digital anti-theft devices.