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Add brains to your bicycle - courtesy of AI!

The startup SMINNO is dedicated to developing solutions for everyday mobility that are not just innovative and unconventional but sustainable, too. All eyes were on its AI-supported cockpit system for bicycles at CEBIT 2018.

20 Jun. 2018

It's no wonder that startups featured heavily at CEBIT 2018, as their fresh ideas helped rack up the event’s new happening vibe. SMINNO GmbH provided the perfect example of the kind of innovative and unconventional solutions that stand to flourish under the growing focus on the environment, technology, urban environments and convenience. This fledgling company is dedicated to developing smart mobility-related products that break down existing barriers to offer cutting-edge functions and convenience on the go. With sustainability firmly in mind, its "developed and made in Germany" solutions require no external energy input. What's more, SMINNO designs its devices to withstand the test of time and be affordable to all. At CEBIT 2018, which has just drawn to a close, the company was focusing hard on its extremely innovative bicycle cockpit system.

This groundbreaking solution - the first of its kind - links the universal CESAcruise hands-free system with the CruiseUP cockpit app to enable riders of any kind of bicycle to communicate safely with their smartphone using voice control. It provides cyclists with a clear overview of all the information they need while keeping both hands on the handlebars. So there's no need to manually switch between navigation, information and entertainment apps, which should lower the risk of accidents considerably.

The developers of the CESAcruise hands-free system took great care to buffer the microphone against wind effects for trouble-free telephone calls, as SMINNO explains. The device's innovative shape and sound-optimized plastic further boost the smartphone’s acoustics without consuming any additional energy. SMINNO has worked hard to ensure that both voices and music are reproduced loudly and clearly enough to do away with the need for headphones in the future.


SMINNO GmbH (34127 Kassel, Germany), Hall 27, Stand B37/2