The shared mobility technology company and kick-scooter maker want to reduce dependency on private vehicles as well as mitigate pollution and congestion
Shared-mobility technology provider, Vulog, and the global kick-scooter manufacturer, Segway have joined forces to offer new shared micro-mobility services.
According to the partners, through a “deep integration” between Vulog’s AiMA platform and Segway’s “sharing ready” scooters, existing mobility operators and new entrants can deploy profitable, large-scale shared kick-scooter services more easily and more quickly.
The first European shared mobility service combining cars and kick-scooters will be introduced in May 2019.
The shared mobility movement is ultimately about reducing dependence on private vehicle ownership, and thereby mitigating congestion and pollution in cities. Estimates suggest that each shared car can reduce the number of private cars in a city by between seven- and 15 cars.
“This new collaboration with Segway allows us to advance the development of micro-mobility services for our operator customers,” said Gregory Ducongé, CEO of Vulog.
“We have now made it faster and simpler to establish a scooter-sharing service, expanding the number of ways users can travel door-to-door and helping to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in our cities.”
Vulog said the AiMA platform’s upgraded set of features is fuelled by its data insight and artificial intelligence, developed over 12 years, and by the experience of implementing 25 customer projects that powered 15 million journeys in 2018 alone.
"It expands the number of ways users can travel door-to-door and helping to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in our cities”
Other new features include improved predictive demand management, specific electric fleet management enhancements, and the integration of autonomous shared mobility capabilities.
This is the first collaboration between Vulog and a mobility manufacturer, and it expects soon to announce similar arrangements with car manufacturers so that they can offer sharing ready cars to operators.
Vulog was included in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100, an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation.
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