Wetter/Ruhr – 5. December 2018 – The German Design Award is presented on an annual basis by the German Design Council and rewards products with particularly innovative designs. ABUS won over the expert panel at this year’s award ceremony with the 770A SmartX U-lock and the GameChanger aero helmet. Both products were declared winners in their respective categories.
The German Design Award is judged independently and to a very high standard. This year's jury – consisting of 46 design experts from business, science and academia – were looking to uncover and recognise unique design trends. Participation in the awards is by invitation. In order to be nominated, products need to stand out in terms of their design quality and their potential to set trends.
And, according to jury member Dina Gallo, one trend in particular was the dominant theme in this year’s awards: “Digitisation is taking over in many areas! Making technology easier for people to use is a key topic in current design.”
The smart U-lock has a robust lock body with an integrated digital cylinder, which communicates with the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth and can therefore fulfil various functions. The lock also boasts a 3D detection feature, which triggers a 100 db alarm in the event of vibrations.
In the GameChanger aero helmet, ABUS has developed a high-end racing helmet, which meets the exacting demands of professional cycling. The unique design reduces windage by minimising exposed surfaces, regardless of weather conditions, head-tilt position and inflow angle. With this innovative Forced Air Cooling Technology, incoming air is sucked in and channelled around the head, keeping the rider’s head cool and in the game.
Bike security gets smart. The use of innovative technology, combined with maximum mechanical security, makes the 770A SmartX™ the most secure bike lock in its class.
Enjoy the benefits of the innovative SmartX™ cylinder and make your iOS or Android smartphone your individualised key. Combined with the proven 100 dB alarm, this lock offers maximum security for high-quality E-bikes and load-carrying bicycles.
Available in march 2019
The GameChanger sets new standards. What is a cyclist’s biggest enemy? Air resistance.
Every cyclist knows that battling against the wind is one of the toughest challenges they face. With its Multi Position Design, the GameChanger redefines aerodynamics. The special shape reduces windage by minimising exposed surfaces, regardless of weather conditions, head-tilt position and inflow angle. Our innovative Forced Air Cooling Technology sucks in incoming air and channels airflow around the head, creating a perfect climate and keeping your head cool even in hot races.