Swedish electric motorbike company CAKE has announced a number of newsworthy items for 2021. For 2021, the company has announced its CAKE Connect app as well as a collaboration with Dometic for a temperature-controlled food delivery box designed specifically for CAKE’s Ösa model making the electric utilitarian two-wheeler an excellent choice for inner-city food delivery. In addition, CAKE’s partnership with the Southern African Wildlife College to enact the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act aims to provide teams with machines that can be recharged with solar energy.
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CAKE launches CAKE Connect, a Mobile App and Connectivity Platform
CAKE’s new mobile app integrates cellular connectivity to the entire line of motorbikes, unlocking an extensive digital services ecosystem for consumers and B2B operators.
(Stockholm, Sweden – January 7, 2020) – CAKE, the Swedish leader in premium electric off-road motorbikes, announced today the launch of CAKE Connect. This mobile app integrates with a brand-new connectivity module on CAKE’s motorbikes to enable various connectivity-based features and remote software updates. All new CAKE bikes come standard with this connectivity feature, while existing models can be retrofitted to include the connectivity module. CAKE Connect is available for iPhone iOS users and will be available starting in April 2021, with additional features launching in early 2022.
The new CAKE Connect app consists of a telematics system with cellular connectivity and cloud infrastructure. It introduces features that include ride parameter customization of the bike’s braking and engine torque modes as well as a theft alarm, GPS tracking, battery status monitoring, ride statistics, and the ability to unlock and lock the bike. The CAKE service team will also be able to issue remote software updates and conduct remote troubleshooting.
Linking the motorbikes to a customer opens up many opportunities for CAKE to enhance the rider experience, which is especially true for our business-to-business clients. They can now connect their vehicle fleet, monitor performance, improve operational efficiency, establish a geofence, and more.
“Being able to detect, analyze, and service bikes from a distance…it’s like magic,” commented Robin Karlsson, Product Development Manager at CAKE. “Customize riding modes, limit riding territory through geofencing, trace stolen bikes, and check the bike’s status are all basic functionalities with more to come in the next generations of the service.”
Users can expect to see several innovations and releases that will add new digital functionalities and services for CAKE riders in the coming months. One customer segment that will benefit significantly from these updates will be those in the emergency services sector and those who operate a fleet of CAKE’s motorbikes.
“As we expand the CAKE Connect app, we are first going to release features that target safety, emergency, and rescue as well as business-to-business solutions,” remarked CAKE founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn. “This digital safety layer will include various services like crash-detection systems, rescue-search functionalities, live hazard notifications, risk reduction navigation, and more. That brings connectivity to a truly meaningful level.”
CAKE Connect requires users to have an active subscription to the service. Pricing information and additional product details will be announced in April 2021. Additional in-depth info, walkthrough presentation, and imagery are available here.
CAKE and Dometic Announce Collaboration to Launch Electric Food Delivery Box
This game-changing electric food delivery box technology helps revolutionize last-mile food delivery, keeping food hot or cold while traveling from the food service provider to the consumer.
(Stockholm, Sweden – January 7, 2020) – CAKE, the Swedish leader in premium electric off-road motorbikes, announced today a partnership with mobile living experts, Dometic, to bring to market The Dometic Food Delivery Box. This purpose-built, temperature-controlled electric-powered box is designed specifically for use with CAKE’s Ösa model to keep meals hot or cool during the ‘last mile’ of food delivery. Additional product specifications will be available in April, with the product set to launch in September 2021.
The Dometic Food Delivery Box connects directly to the DC battery of the Ösa model via an electric cord and uses the same battery that operates the motorcycle. It has separate compartments and dedicated temperature zones with both heating and cooling elements that will keep food warm or cold while en route to the customer. The box also boasts connectivity features that enable the operator to monitor that the correct food temperature is maintained, and the food has not been tampered with during transport.
Furthermore, the delivery box has electrostatic air purification (ionization), which keeps the atmosphere inside the box clean while also protecting food from odors of previous deliveries. The CAKE Ösa battery will run the vehicle and the food storage compartments for 3-4 hours of continuous driving. And, if there is an extra battery on charge, the Ösa becomes a 24-hour delivery solution.
“This is a wonderful example on how ambition, the strive and obligation for quality and end customer satisfaction, come together, driven by the need for improvement, know-how, peak technology and the need for new means of efficient and clean transportation,” commented Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of CAKE.
The trend to order food from restaurants has been growing steadily, boosted by new digital services and more delivery options, but, above all, by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Between 2017 and 2020, sales for food deliveries have increased by 60 percent globally, and by 2024, the figures from 2017 are expected to more than double. (Source Statista, September 2020)
As the demand for food delivery services has increased due to changing business models, consumer preferences, and social distancing, so has the frustration among many who use these food delivery services. Consumers experience extended wait times as well as cold, shaken food.
Seeing an opportunity, Dometic and CAKE dug in to solve the problem, collaborating on the electric food delivery box to bring food delivery to a whole new level. Dometic and CAKE’s delivery box focuses on maintaining the prepared food quality, ensuring temperature consistency, and controlling the food environment. Additionally, by utilizing a solution that works with Ösa, the goal has been to increase the efficiency and shorten the time it takes to deliver to the end consumer.
Throughout the development process, two additional collaboration partners have been instrumental in providing real-world design feedback. One is Favo, a high-end last-mile delivery service in Sweden, which maintains control of their entire food production and delivery process from order taking through cooking and delivery. The other partner is Bar Agrikultur, a BiB Gormand Michelin restaurant at Nytorget in Stockholm, which has provided invaluable input into how such a delivery box could maintain their food deliveries’ integrity.
Commenting on the project, founder and CEO of Favo, Oscar Johansson, commented: “It’s really great how we can increase our efficiency by more than 50%, by using a scooter versus a 4- wheeler, getting stuck in traffic and not needing to find a parking space at the door of the customer. Simultaneously, securing temperature and food quality through the Dometic coolers and heaters is a game-changer. A happy customer is the only thing that counts to us.”
Joel Åhlin, the co-founder of Agrikultur and Bar Agrikultur, added: “Honoring food, flavor, sustainability and the local community is our top priority and using an electric, non-polluting and silent utility transportation-wonder like the Ösa with temperature-controlled containers from Dometic…it’s the only reason why we will accept doing food delivery.”
With Dometic’s years of experience in mobile and environmentally controlled food storage and CAKE’s expertise in developing clean, quiet, and robust electric motorcycles, there couldn’t be a better team to partner up to create this food delivery box. It is a solution for anyone needing to carry out fast and efficient deliveries in nearly any environment in the world.
“Restaurants and consumers all over the world demand quality and innovative solutions in the snowballing food delivery market. Imagine if meals could be delivered home in a way that they get to your table in restaurant quality? Instead of cold meals, it would be like you were sitting in the restaurant yourself enjoying the meal the way the chef wanted you to. That will satisfy restaurants, delivery companies, and consumers. Dometic has a head start with its expertise in temperature-sensitive solutions. And, together with CAKE, we have the expertise to deliver complete solutions that answer the needs of these users,” says Peter Kjellberg, CMO & Head of Other Global Verticals at Dometic.
Those interested in learning more about how to secure the Ösa and incorporate The Dometic Food Delivery Box into their company’s last-mile food delivery operation are encouraged to contact [email protected] to learn more. Additional in-depth info, a walkthrough presentation, and imagery are available at https://ridecake.com/en/ces/ & https://ridecake.com/en/cake-x-dometic/.
Introducing the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act
A partnership between the Southern African Wildlife College and CAKE Electric Motorcycles to leverage electric motorbikes and solar power in the effort to combat poaching in Africa.
(Stockholm, Sweden – December 16, 2020) – CAKE, the Swedish leader in premium electric offroad motorbikes, announced today a collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) in South Africa to form the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act. This collaboration lays the groundwork for testing and utilizing specially developed CAKE motorcycles in the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts to protect endangered species from poaching. Additional support comes from the portable solar power solution leader, Goal Zero, which will enable the necessary solar-power charging solution in the bush.
Poaching has devastating consequences for all wildlife all over Africa. In some instances, it is the primary reason why many species face the risk of extinction. Contrary to general perception, one of the strongest reasons for poaching is due to poverty and the need for food among local inhabitants. Areas with widespread poaching are often large, remote, and lacking roads, making patrolling by car virtually impossible. Recently, anti-poaching teams have started using dirt bikes for patrolling. However, these bush bikes run on gasoline, and, depending on the location, the fuel used to power these bikes must be brought in by truck or via helicopter. Although the motorcycle approach has proven highly successful, the roaring combustion engines unfortunately alert poachers miles away, decreasing the chances of catching them. By utilizing CAKEs electric offroad motorcycles, the goal is to increase efficiency in catching poachers by quietly sneaking up on them.
To further increase the overall obligation toward sustainability and environmental responsibility, the specially tuned bush bikes will be charged by solar power. With every motorcycle, a solar panel and power station kit from Goal Zero will enable these bikes to operate in the African bush independent from the electric power grid on an ongoing, self-sufficient mission to protect wildlife.
“It is somewhat unreal how the sun and solar power, together with the technology of these silent off-road motorbikes can serve as something of a perpetual machine that works toward the general obligation of sustainability and, in this specific instance, to serve the purpose of saving species from extinction,” remarked CAKE’s founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.
The Southern African Wildlife College is situated just 10 km west of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is the perfect campus setting to provide working examples for students to learn conservation theory and best practices in and out of the classroom. As part of its ‘learning by doing’ curriculum, the SAWC establishes a cycle of innovation and development. The curriculum and various training programs are continuously evolving, allowing the SAWC to address current conservation training needs while shaping the future conservation landscape.
As a center of specialization in conservation education, training, and skills development, the SAWC’s approach is rooted in science, partnerships, and applied learning. The SAWC’s Applied Learning Unit supports the SAWC’s efforts by facilitating monitoring, evaluation, research, and application in all departments, enabling the SAWC to maintain focus on real issues faced by students and practitioners in their work. For these reasons, the SAWC keeps up to date with relevant new techniques and has, for example, recently pioneered and seen great success with the use of free-running pack hounds in the battle against rhinoceros poaching in the Greater Kruger National Park.
“This partnership to test new technologies for innovative conservation solutions is extremely exciting. We are very proud to be partnering with CAKE and Goal Zero to test these electric offroad bikes given the impact that this could have on countering poaching across Africa,” said the SAWC’s CEO, Theresa Sowry.
The specifically developed African Bush Bikes will be announced and presented by the end of January 2021.