Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organizer of the Taipei International Cycle Show 2018 (TAIPEI CYCLE 2018) invited representatives from 22 trade media to experience the dynamism of Taiwan bicycle industry in R&D and production, by visiting industry clusters surrounding Taichung and Tainan 21st May through 23rd.
They previewed new products on site in 20 companies, including global industry leaders in complete cycles and cycle parts and components – Giant, Merida, Alex Global Technology, KMC, Kenda Tire and Cheng Shin Rubber, test riding their latest offerings for over 100 kilometers on different terrains.
In the press conference, Dr. Shuo Peng Liang, Intelligence Manufacturing Technology Division, Intelligent Machinery Technology Center, the Institute of Industrial Technology, and Mr. Yu-Hsiun Lee, the founder of Hyena Inc., shared the transformation brought by integrating smart technologies into bicycle production and cycling.
From Internet of Things (IoT) to Big Data, digitization transforms industries and daily lives. Bicycles will become the most mobile means in smart cities for gathering environmental and traffic data, not just for transportation or recreation. Cycling may be shared on social media and rider safety may be monitored real-time, with smart upgrades via connected mobile devices and software. Taiwan bicycle industry is becoming even more efficient in manufacturing with Industry 4.0 process improvements.
Industry 4.0 and Smart Cycling Innovations for the Cycling Industry
Taipei Cycle 2018 looks to propel the bicycle industry in Taiwan and globally into a new era, by systematically introducing intelligent applications into products and production processes. Visitors will get a close-up view of innovations that incorporate intelligent technology, in the Taipei Cycle Plus in the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Exhibition Hall 3, from 31st October to 3rd November.
From start-ups to new ventures of more established companies, including Bryton (GPS cycling computers), Shutter Precision (power generating hubs), MPS ENERGY (e-bike battery packs, ACER Group), these companies lead the way forward by bringing cycling and information hardware and software together.
International forums on e-bike market under the larger transportation framework, on digital marketing and on bicycle travel will be held in conjunction with Taipei Cycle 2018. Demo Day will return to the Hua Zhung Campsite one day before the Show opens, on 30th October. Application for participation in the Demo Day is still open to exhibitors interested in offering visitors the opportunity to test ride.
In 2019, with the opening of TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 2, TAIPEI CYCLE will further expand, to an estimate of 4,500 booths.