The new stroller system designed by one of the oldest German company features intelligent sensors and has Smartphone connectivity. Bosch has partnered with the European stroller manufacturer Emmaljunga and the latter will feature this system in its strollers from the end of this year at the earliest.
September 05, 2019
Bosch has recently introduced an “e-stroller” system that incorporates the use of dual electric motors and sensors which will not only reduce the effort involved in moving the young one around; but at the same time, it will also prevent the stroller from going in unexpected directions. The electric pram would easily be pushed uphill, charges your phone and will slam on the brakes if someone tries to steal it.
The drive unit is made up of two electric motors with a smart sensor system that detects when it is moving uphill or over a rough terrain. When it senses that a change in power is required, the drive system can adjust according to that. In the similar vein, when the e-stroller is travelling downhill, the system will enable the downhill brake assist feature or what is called as the automatic motor brake. These motors are placed in a system axle fitted near the rear wheels and are powered by a lithium-ion battery – the same battery Bosch uses for its power tools.
This battery is locked inside a battery compartment to protect against moisture or in the rain and also from getting it stolen. This compartment additionally has a USB port, which means the phone can be charged using the battery power supply. Also, when the system notices that the pram has stopped, it will automatically apply the parking brake which isn’t released until it is pushed again. If you find that you need a bit more power to get you up a particularly steep hill, you can tweak the assistance levels via the Bosch eStroller smartphone app. This app can also be used to set an alarm: if someone tries to steal your pram, either with or without your baby in it, an alert will sound and the brake will be applied. This brake and alarm can only be disabled by an authorised person via the app.
Bosch has partnered with pram and pushchair manufacturers to add the system to existing or future models; the first of these being the NXT90e, from Emmaljunga – which is expected to go on sale towards the end of this year. Emmaljuna is a European brand that manufactures a range of strollers.
Started in 1886 by Robert Bosch, Bosch is a German multinational engineering and technology company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. The core operating areas of the company covers four business sectors; mobility, consumer goods (including household appliances and power tools), industrial technology (including drive and control) and energy and building technology.