For the project, Kathrein developed and designed a special antenna that – in accordance with Apple’s specifications – also works in the metallic bicycle frame with maximum detection range and communicates securely with the Apple Find My app.
The newly developed antenna ensures symmetrical reception performance. The Kathrein development team thus realized the successful interaction between antenna, electronics and the mechanics in the bicycle frame after thorough testing.
Robust for Outdoor Applications
For Corratec, Kathrein handled the technical communication and all coordination with the team at Apple to meet their specifications, such as mechanical accessibility of the tracker, functions for pairing and unpairing, and firmware updates.
Extreme outdoor temperatures as well as strong vibrations placed high demands on the tracker: it must be waterproof and vibration resistant. Thus, the IP55 class was set as the standard.
Benefits for Retailers and End Customers
With the C-Finder, the Corratec brand offers its e-bike customers the security of being able to find their bike again if it is lost.
Retailers are provided with yet another quality feature as a sales argument: the worldwide tracking of their own bike through the Apple Find My network. And true to the Corratec motto “We are young, wild and free”, the end customer can enjoy his bike without worries.