Blubrake, Urbike Test ABS Last-Mile e-Cargo Bikes

MILAN, Italy — Blubrake and Urbike recently joined forces to conduct a pilot test aimed at enhancing safety in last mile delivery systems. The focal point of this collaboration was the installation of a Blubrake Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) on an e-cargo vehicle, which yielded remarkable results.

In bustling urban environments, e-cargo vehicles play a vital role in facilitating last-mile deliveries, but they also face inherent challenges in terms of maneuverability and stopping distance. With safety as their top priority, Blubrake and Urbike saw an opportunity to explore how ABS technology could significantly improve braking performance and mitigate potential hazards on the road.

The pilot test involved equipping a fleet of e-cargos with the cutting-edge Blubrake ABS, designed to regulate and optimize brake pressure during emergency braking scenarios. The vehicles were then deployed in real-world delivery operations in Brussels, simulating the kind of diverse and unpredictable conditions these electric cargo bikes encounter daily.

The results of the test were impressive: the ABS activation frequency was closely monitored, and it was found that the system consistently engaged every 2.4 kilometers, showcasing its proactive nature in avoiding dangerous situations. By effectively preventing wheel lockups during braking, the ABS enabled riders to maintain control over the e-cargo, even in emergency stops or slippery road conditions.

The implications of this successful pilot test extend far beyond the immediate safety benefits. As urban canters strive to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, the adoption of electric cargo vehicles is on the rise. By incorporating advanced safety technologies like ABS, the public’s confidence in e-cargo transportation is reinforced, fostering further adoption and usage in urban delivery services.

Blubrake and Urbike’s collaboration has not only proven the efficacy of ABS in enhancing e-cargo safety but also sets a new standard for the entire industry.

In conclusion, the test demonstrated the potential of modern safety technologies in revolutionizing urban delivery services. By activating every 2.4 kilometers, the ABS system showcased its capacity to avert dangerous situations, making the roads safer for riders, pedestrians, and other road users. This not only solidifies the relevance of the safety topic, but also propels the e-cargo industry towards a more secure, efficient, and sustainable future.


Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.