Industry groups worldwide form new World Bicycle Industry Association

The World Bicycle Industry Association has formed, with founding members from the Bicycle Association Japan, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association based in the U.S., the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry and the Taiwan Bicycle Association.
Helping give the bike industry a voice in discussions over technology allowing communication between vehicles was a key driver for the formation of the group.
“Vehicle-to-vehicle communications are advancing rapidly and as an industry we were kept out of the discussion because we did not have a worldwide association. Now we do and we will be participating in these discussions going forward as e-bikes and light electric vehicles need to be a part of these discussions,” said Moreno Fioravanti, ?the secretary general of the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association and an executive at Accell Suisse AG.