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E-scooter operator Neuron Mobility integrates with Google Maps

E-scooter operator Neuron Mobility has integrated with Google Maps, to give users greater access to its machines.  The new feature will be available across all three UK locations where Neuron operates scooters – Newcastle, Sunderland, and Slough – from Wednesday, February 9th.  Users can now easily locate their nearest Neuron …

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White noise technology for e-scooter safety already exists, claims vehicle safety company 

Last month news emerged that London’s e-scooter operators were developing a new ‘universal sound’ to warn pedestrians of approaching machines.  But the need for a new sound has been disputed by a vehicle safety firm, which argues white noise technology to improve e-scooter safety already exists.  Brigade Electronics, the UK-base …

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First 100 speakers announced for mobility event Move 2022

The first 100 speakers for the mobility exhibition Move 2022 have been unveiled. Now it its fourth edition, Move brings together leaders from the automotive industry, transport operators, tech companies, energy providers and micromobility brands to discuss all the latest developments in the transport marketplace.  The 2022 event, with which …

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Beryl shared bike schemes now displayed on Google and Apple Maps 

Beryl’s shared bikes are now being displayed on Google Maps and Apple Maps, with the aims of making its schemes more accessible.  London-based tech company Beryl, which currently runs bike, cargo bike, and scooter schemes across the UK, has partnered with Google, Apple and transport data firm Ito World to …

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Micromobility company Spin marks one million e-scooter trips

The micromobility firm Spin has marked its one million e-scooter trip milestone, almost doubling the number of trips made during the London trial schemes.   Spin, the micromobility wing of the Ford Motor Company, currently runs e-scooter services in six locations across the UK in Milton Keynes and Essex.  Since first …

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Nottingham e-bike company WAU expands with 88 new jobs 

The Nottingham-based e-bike brand WAU has announced a rapid expansion with 88 new job roles.  WAU, founded in 2017, is currently in the process of scaling up its business operations to expand into international sales, both in Europe and America.  The Nottingham-based brand, which also has a factory in Essex, …

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Irish e-bike firm Modmo secures €8.7 million seed investment 

Irish e-bike company Modmo has raised  €8.7 million (£7.2 million) in its seed investment round, led by €5 million from Ballymore Group CEO Sean Mulryan.  Modmo was founded in March 2020 by 25-year-old Irishman Jack O’Sullivan, who wanted to help get more people on bikes and out of their cars. …

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Dott raises additional $70 million in Series B funding round

Shared transport operator Dott has raised an additional $70 million in its Series B funding, bringing the total raised to $150 million this round. Founded in 2018, Dott now operates in 36 cities and nine countries across Europe, including a fleet of e-scooters and e-bikes in London.  After announcing $85 …

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London e-scooter operators unveil  plans for new ‘universal sound’ to alert pedestrians of approach 

London e-scooter operators have combined efforts to develop a new ‘universal sound,’ which alerts pedestrians to approaching scooters.  With the help of researchers from University College London, the universal sound will eventually be installed on Tier, Lime and Dott shared machines in the hopes of improving safety for pedestrians, particularly …

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E-bike designer Cowboy raises $80m in latest funding round 

Belgian e-bike designer Cowboy has raised $80 million in its latest funding round, as the company eyes further US expansion. Currently available across Europe, including the UK, and in the US, Cowboy raised the $80 million (£59 million) in Series C financing thanks to investors Exor, HCVC, and Siam Capital, …

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