At KTM our goal is to design and build bikes that are READY TO RACE. To this end, we only use components of the highest quality that are 100% race-proven. KTM’s insistence on perfection is the reason why our bikes win more races than any other motorcycle manufacturer. The Dakar Rally, the world’s most prestigious off-road endurance event, has seen KTM motorcycles taking first prize for the last 18 years in a row, proving time and again that the quality of our bikes guarantees off-road racing success.
KTM stands at the forefront of innovation, with the development of pioneering technology for motorcycles a central part of our vision and history. The company was the first to introduce ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) in its motorcycles. It was also the first to introduce ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) and the very first electric offroad bike.
KTM produced and sold over 260,000 bikes last year and is the fastest growing motorbike brand on the market. The company sells its bikes in more than 50 markets. Germany and the USA are the two largest markets, while the Asian market is currently the fastest growing. KTM is present in all areas of the motorcycle industry; its roots are in off-road and the company dominates that sub-market with a share of around 70%; over the last few years however the company has seen the most growth in its road motorcycle segments as popularity for these models continues to increase on a global scale.
The “KTM Innovation" subsidiary is tasked with the digital transformation of the KTM Group in all areas of the business, from the product, factories and supply chain to the dealer network, and for the bikers themselves. Adopting agile development methods, cross-departmental collaboration and a holistic approach to hardware and software the company seeks to achieve faster and more radical innovation at every opportunity. In this vein the company welcomes ideas, products, capabilities and technologies which seek to innovate and disrupt the status quo by opening their doors to startups, engaging in hackathons, innovation camps, reverse pitches, digital contests and numerous other proof-of-concepts every year. The team at KTM are excited by the dialogue that is unfolding in innovation and the passion they have already seen from third party services across the world.
While building your application, it's important to remember that motorbikes are no ordinary automotive vehicle. Unlike a car or a truck, a motorbike leans in a curve opening up another dimension in space. They have no protective outer shell; every component of the bike is regularly exposed to sun, rain, ice, wind and UV.
Bikes have a higher power-to-weight ratio, and therefore generate more thrust, a higher acceleration and stronger vibrations. The human-machine interface is much more of a challenge due to visibility and size restrictions. The speed of the bike and safety considerations also mean the rider has a lot less time to interact with such an interface and information displayed there must be extremely clear and easy to understand at a glance.
Finally it’s important to remember that KTM motorbikes are READY TO RACE. This means purity in design, purity in technical design and engineered to compete on the toughest race courses. For KTM, only the highest standards will do.
The panel of judges for the KTM Challenge are open to all sorts of solutions that add value to the user. Some examples of what could work well are below:
Throughout the challenge you will have direct access to a dedicated and diverse team of KTM innovation experts. Their expertise will cover the following topics: architecture, software engineering, mechatronics, CAN bus signals, on-road and off-road rider expectations, business modelling and IOT. Simply contact us via the following email address and we’ll get back to you with help and support as soon as possible:firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition you can also contact the HIGH MOBILITY team for further support and assistance on the topics of APIs, SDKs, platform registration or indeed any other technical issues you may have. Just reach out to them via the Developer Slack Channel [here]. The team will be happy to help!
Deadline for submission of your project
Winners will be selected by KTM
The winning team or teams will be invited to the headquarters of KTM in Mattighofen, Austria,to engage with a full team of experts in a 2-day KTM Inno Camp to explore and test their ideas, receive technical feedback, consider integration options (technical, eco-system, commercial), discuss viable business strategies and draft roadmaps, with all travel expenses covered by KTM. Teams will work directly with senior managers in product management, R&D, innovation and other departments such as After-Sales, IT, production and finance. This KTM Inno Camp will take place in October in new KTM Motohall.
The KTM Digital Challenge is a unique opportunity for developers and teams to transform the journeys of motorcyclists around the world. The judging panel is looking for applications and services that address the three following scenarios: Hills (ups and downs, needle curves), Highway (higher speeds) and City (stop and go) in unique and disruptive ways, in doing so enhancing the ride for the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT rider. KTM will be providing all participants with data from a new KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT in those three scenarios as well as a lightweight, in-browser emulator. The data set includes data from the CAN bus, as well as localisation, acceleration and much more. You’ll find everything you need in the KTM workspace.
Road conditions: Standard asphalt, sporadic melting snow and water on the road.
Traffic conditions: No traffic, speed limit 80 km/h
Pace: Extra care taken due to cold weather and water. Road is unknown to rider.
Braking/Accelerating: Normal, with some extra care taken during turns as the road is unknown.
Emotion: Perfect road but water and melted ice inhibit the ride.
Road conditions: Standard asphalt.
Traffic conditions: Long periods without much traffic.
Pace:“Highway-modus”, select a speed.
Braking/Accelerating: Sometimes maximal acceleration to have some fun.
Emotion: Thinking about home already.
Road conditions: Standard asphalt.
Traffic conditions: City traffic, stop and go, travelling time is close to rush hour.
Pace: Rider is on high alert due to high level of traffic.
Braking/Accelerating: Depending on other traffic participants and traffic lights.
Emotion: Frustration due to so many other vehicles on the road.
The timestamp of the current dataset. One dataset is the aggregation of 5 seconds of data.
The average speed of the bike over a time interval of 5 seconds. This speed signal is taken from the front wheel.
The maximum speed value which has been measured over the last 5 seconds on the front wheel.
When the bike drives straight ahead, its lean angle is zero degrees. Lean angles to the left or right direction lead to positive or negative angle values, respectively. As we are just interested in the absolute maximum value during a 5 second interval, all values in this field are positive.
RPM stands for rounds per minute of the engine. As higher values of this signal cause more fatigue to the engine and transmission, we are interested in the maximum values. Common values for this signal range from 2000 to 6000.
This signal gives the gear, which was used at the end of the 5 second interval. This is important information in combination with e.g. the speed or rpm signal, which can then reveal a lot about the driver’s behavior.
Possible values: 0 “neutral”, 1 – 6
The average fuel consumption over a 5 second interval. Attention: the unit is ml/s, which can be converted to the more common unit l/100km by dividing fuel consumption by the speed (in m/s) and multiplying the result with 100.
The last value of the water/cooling temperature of a 5 second interval.
The last value of the GPS coordinates of a 5 seconds interval. The unit of x (longitude) and y (latitude) is degree, of the z coordinate meter.
This value shows the maximum acceleration in driving direction over a 5 second interval. The unit is g, which refers to the gravitational acceleration.
This value shows the maximum acceleration in a lateral direction over a 5 second interval. The unit is g, which refers to the gravitational acceleration.
This is a signal indicating if the ABS system has been activated at any point of time over the last 5 seconds.
This binary signal provides the last value of the day/night sensor, which provides information on whether it’s day or night.
This value gives information about the driving mode which was activated at the end of a 5 second interval, e.g. sport mode, street mode etc.
This is a binary signal, indicating if the high beam was activated at the end of the 5 second interval.
Possible values: 1 "active", 0 "not active"
This signal gives information about the fuel level of the bike. The higher this value, the less fuel is in the bike. Values range from 0 to 15.
Torque is the actual force acting on the wheel of the bike which makes it move. Higher torque values lead to higher accelerations. Here the maximum value over a 5 second interval is presented.
This signal provides information on the status of the engine at the end of a 5 second interval.
The last value over 5 seconds of the outside environment temperature.