Hellobike says that that the navigation system on its Yunqi electric bike helps citizens focus on the road as well as maintain social distancing.
Hellobike, a shared transportation platform in China, has unveiled Yunqi an e-bike model equipped with smart voice navigation systems, intended to help citizens maintain social distancing.
The feature can be activated through a Bluetooth connection and offers riders route directions while keeping their focus on the road.
As China has seen a drastic drop in the number of newly confirmed cases of Covid-19, many cities are emerging from the lockdown. According to Hellobike, people are turning to shared mobility services to maintain a safe physical distance to avoid the resurgence of the virus, making e-bikes a popular transportation mode for urbanites.
The platform claims the number of e-bike riders in Wuhan has experienced a tenfold rise compared to the day before the city was sealed off on 23 January 2020.
“Shared modes of travel, along with advancing technology and online platforms, have reshaped travel habits in China,” said Li Kaizhu, co-founder and president of Hellobike.
“Shared two-wheelers ease traffic congestion and take the pressure off public transportation, providing users with a convenient way to get from subway stations to their offices.”
“Shared modes of travel, along with advancing technology and online platforms, have reshaped travel habits in China.”
The new Yunqi e-bike is equipped with a Beidou navigation system and a chipset designed to provide precise navigation and positioning. Hellobike reports that the Beidou system, along with GPS and wi-fi, allows staff to pinpoint damaged e-bikes with digital maps.
System optimisation also means the e-bike automatically disables the unlock function when the battery volume is below 30 per cent which reduces the risk of malfunction or vandalism.
“In the face of the challenges of the industry, we strive to improve the technologies for e-bike, offering new models, better batteries and smarter features for the future of shared mobility,” added Li Kaizhu.
“At Hellobike, we continue to align our mission to benefit our city and give our communities access to efficient, eco-friendly transportation.”
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