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Hellobike unveils AI-based shared mobility technologies

The company has partnered with local governments to develop a non-motorised vehicle safety management system tailored to each city’s unique traffic conditions.

Hellobike's non-motorised vehicle safety management system
Hellobike's non-motorised vehicle safety management system

Sustainable transport specialist, Hellobike, has unveiled three artificial intelligence-based (AI) shared mobility technologies at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC2020), taking place virtually between 9-11 July.


Hellobike, which operates in more than 360 Chinese cities, showcased its independent research and development into solutions that enable cities to create convenient, greener urban transportation ecosystems. The theme of the virtual event is “Intelligent Connectivity, Indivisible Community”.


Road safety system


The non-motorised vehicle safety management system, fixed-point return and Hermes road safety system make use of AI, big data, cloud infrastructure and the Internet of Things (IoT). Hellobike said its latest technologies usher in “the 3.0 era” of China’s bike-sharing industry: “a new model that sees shared bicycles organically integrated into the urban public transportation ecosystem”.


Through strengthened cooperation between transport providers and municipal governments, the 3.0 era provides a systematic mechanism to help Chinese cities tackle unique operational challenges, address parking management, and streamline shared bike deployment and distribution.


Vehicle safety management system: based on insights gathered from mining big data, Hellobike found that use of non-motorised vehicles can lead to chaotic, unsafe road conditions. To address this, it has partnered with local governments to develop non-motorised vehicle safety management systems tailored to each city’s unique traffic conditions.


Using video AI technology for data collection and situation analysis, as well as spatial data, Hellobike aims to help cities establish new vehicle management systems built upon data visualisation, intelligent data processing and smart decision-making applications.

Hellobike's A40 model
Hellobike's A40 model

Fixed point return: Hellobike has cooperated with city officials to promote improved traffic safety, simplified parking and enhanced city appearance through a shared bike management operation plan. Hellobike has established a number of convenient fixed-point return locations using electronic fencing, Bluetooth road studs, AI and the IoT. Fixed-point return encourages users to park at designated locations, while making it easier for staff to locate and redistribute vehicles across the city.


Hermes road safety system: this integrates AI algorithms to provide users with a better, safer shared transport experience. Built as a scenario-based solution, Hermes automatically performs failsafe tests on both user behaviour and the bike at the beginning, middle and end of their riding journey. If the system detects technical issues, dangerous operation or user violations, Hellobike delivers a risk warning to the user through the bike’s built-in speaker.


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