Zedler as well as the ICC Stuttgart are of the opinion that in view of the increasing number of e-bikes on public roads the bicycle sector becomes more professional with the appointment of a specific expert. Dr. Gunther Schaefer of the CCI Stuttgart region: "From our point of view this was a logical step in view of the e-bike boom. These bicycles require a particular expertise to be able to precisely assess their operational safety and damage." Dirk Zedler is happy that he was able to convince the CCI of the necessity to appoint an expert as well as of the knowledge of his institute for bicycle technology and safety. "Our competent expert’s reports for insurers, courts as well as for manufacturers and private individuals will help raising the level of the courts’ and insurers’ work on an adequate level. And this is absolutely necessary taking account of the fast development of the e-bike sector."
Nearly 20 years ago Zedler had been appointed as one of the first bicycle experts. With is company, Zedler Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit GmbH, he draws up user manuals for bicycles and bicycle components, builds testing systems for the determination of impact and overload behaviour of two-wheelers as well as of fatigue of frames and components and conducts tests upon orders of his customers in his company-own test laboratory.