Source: sponsored press release | Backbone Media | Wednesday, January 5th – Stockholm, Sweden – CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, is participating at the CES 2022 show in Las Vegas, where it will display its CAKE :work series of professional motorbikes for the first time in the USA.
In addition, Cake today announces several updates leveraging the built-in connectivity capabilities in its bikes. Individual riders will benefit from expanded functionality of the Ridecake connectivity app, and professional fleet managers will now be able to monitor and manage their vehicles via fleet management systems.
“The CAKE :work series offers the immediate potential of moving last-mile deliveries and mobile workforces away from traditional solutions for urban transportation, clearly exceeding the efficiency of both cars and bicycles, making this initiative our single most important contribution to date in speeding up the process towards a zero-emission society”, says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake. ”Above our efforts in delivering a bike that offers a clean and swift ride, our connectivity solutions add an extra layer of efficiency through riding data, measurability, control and unique settings – to both private riders commuting or racing, and fleet owners maximizing the output of their vehicles”.
Connectivity features for individual riders
Applicable to all current and upcoming models, as well as a majority of the existing Cake bikes, the new connectivity features are available to all riders with a data service-enabled CAKE Connect module on their vehicles. Features include: customized ride modes, realtime riding information and ride history, and anti-theft security. Bikes leave the factory already equipped with the CAKE Connect module, enabling the direct interaction over cloud or bluetooth connection that allows users to explore the full potential of the bike.
CAKE Connect allows the rider to modify drivetrain characteristics by adjusting torque, top speed, and regenerative braking. This allows owners to customize their bikes to perfectly suit performance needs and riding styles, be it urban commuting, hauling gear, backcountry exploring, or anything in between. Rides can be saved to get useful and interesting riding data such as route, distance, average speed, and power. With the heads-up display feature, a phone can be used as the bike’s interface, displaying in-depth real-time riding and performance data.
Anti-theft features in CAKE Connect will notify owners if the bike is being moved or stolen. Furthermore, a GPS tracking system allows users to see the real-time location of their bike on the CAKE Connect app, regardless of where the user and the bike are in the world.
Professional fleet management building on cloud and API connectivity
Following Cake’s recent launch of the :work series, bikes designed for professional use, increased capabilities and features for connectivity will benefit both professional users and fleet owners, and ensure efficient implementation of Cake vehicles in existing professional fleets.
Thanks to Cake’s proprietary cloud-based fleet management system, fleet owners will get real-time data on the state of their fleet, including live location of their fleet with position of all bikes, mileage, range and battery status for all bikes, and access to diagnostic data. Over the air, the system will also allow for firmware updates, access to anti-theft functionality, and setting custom ride modes.
Fleet owners with existing fleet management systems are able to leverage Cake’s APIs to access all data in their own environment, allowing for smooth integration of Cake bikes in existing fleets.
The CAKE Connect connectivity module is pre-installed on all Ösa and Kalk bikes manufactured since August 2021, and will also come as standard equipment on all models of the Makka bikes from spring 2022. The cellular connectivity is included and free of charge two years from delivery date. All initial CAKE Connect features are made available through the Ridecake mobile app, providing connectivity features in order to add an extra layer of functionality to the bike.
Visit Cake at CES 2022
Attendees of CES 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, 5-8 January can visit Cake in Booth 3769; Tech East, LVCC, West hall.
Cake is a Swedish company with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high-performance electric motorcycles and mopeds. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted in January 2018 and received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, Automotive Brand Contest Award, and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, Cake launched the Ösa, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities, which extended their award-winning streak. Cake expanded into the race scene in November 2020, launching the Kalk OR Race and Kalk INK Race. In September 2021, Cake released a convenient and light city moped, the Makka, expanding the user matrix further. Building on Cake’s existing platforms, the :work series of bikes optimized for professional use, including last-mile delivery and service applications, was launched in November 2021.