SITAEL is the only Italian Company awarded at CES 2018

SITAEL’s IoT solution “MAT – Magnetic Assisted Tap” wins the Innovation Awards Honoree at CES 2018 in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. MAT is the first magnetic and intelligent smartphone holder docking station for e-bikes enabling vehicle’s connectivity, control and security in one single gesture.

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Matteo Pertosa, Head of Industrial & IoT Division of SITAEL receiving CES 2018 Honoree Award

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MAT (Magnetic Assisted Tap)

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CES 2018 Awarded MAT, Remote Controller and Lock (security system)

January 9th, Las Vegas (NV), USA – SITAEL is the only Italian company that has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree, thanks to its ‘Magnetic Assisted Tap – MAT’ for electric bikes. Awards have been assigned by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

MAT is a new concept of smartphone holder docking station transforming e-bike into a fully connected vehicle. Thanks to its proprietary hardware and software technology (SITAEL’s ESB electronics system with GPS/GPRS modules, smartphone magnetic mount), MAT is the first bike’s deeply integrated docking station enabling a plenty of unique features on the smartphone simply by placing it on the MAT’s surface: enhanced cockpit, navigator, real-time vehicle control & monitoring, GPS/GPRS-based Anti-theft system, mobile wireless and USB charger.

It’s a great result for our team‘ says Matteo Pertosa, Head of Industrial & IoT Division, ‘SITAEL’s vision to provide unique and innovative technology to protect and engage users reaches its highest expression with MAT, which defines a new level of cycling in one single gesture; e-bike comes to life instantly only by placing the smartphone on the MAT top surface.’

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Unveiled in New York event and featured on CES.tech/Innovation , under the category 2018 – Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology, MAT will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada, both at the Innovation Awards Showcase, within the Venetian Ballroom at CES Tech West, and at the SITAEL’s booth #2209 Westgate.

MAT main Features & Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

Thanks to its proprietary magnetic technology, MAT provides total control of the e-bike with one single gesture. IP65 water-resistant, MAT has been tested to both extreme temperatures (-20°C, +85°C) and vertical shocks up to 70g-force (gravitational acceleration) with a certified shaker instrument, which confirmed its suitability to the most extreme off-road rides.

Besides private uses, MAT is ready to be adopted in free-floating bike-sharing systems, both in peer-to-peer and fleet management contexts. The full system includes the Lock, the new connected locking system for the e-bikes rear wheel, and the handlebar Remote Controller which grant bike security and a superior riding experience even without the smartphone use.

The first MAT-integrated e-bike powered by SITAEL will be launched on Indiegogo via a Crowdfunding Campaign. Details will be revealed soon for presenting the MAT to the international market.