Tag Archives: e-scooters

Tier partners with Fantasmo to create “world’s most accurate” e-scooter parking system

Tier has partnered with next-generation mapping company Fantasmo to create the “world’s most accurate” e-scooter parking system. Starting in Paris and York, Tier will implement Fantasmo’s ‘Camera Positioning System’ (CPS), a new positioning technology that is “ten times more accurate” than GPS and can validate e-scooter parking within 20 cm …

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Voi bringing electric scooter hire scheme to Oxford

Residents in the Headington area of Oxford will soon be able to rent an e-scooter as part of a trial to allow residents to both travel in a socially distanced manner and cut carbon emissions. The launch is part of a 12-month trial led by Oxfordshire County Council and e-scooter …

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Zipp Mobility to create 30 new jobs following successful year for company

Irish micromobility start-up Zipp Mobility is planning to create at least 30 additional jobs in the coming year as it gears up to launch e-scooter services across Ireland once new legislation is passed into law. The follows on from a successful year for the company in which it secured €1.1 …

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Bristol and Bath e-scooter trial area expands as free rides for NHS and key emergency workers reintroduced

The operating area for e-scooters has been expanded in Bristol and Bath, following the successful launch of the West of England Combined Authority’s trial in October. The expansion will allow people to reach new destinations by e-scooter including Bishopston, St Werburghs, Easton and Bedminster in Bristol and Oldfield Park and …

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21 illegal e-scooters seized by Greater Manchester Police in less than three months

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) seized 21 electric scooters in less than three months in the lead-up to Christmas as part of a crackdown on their illegal use on roads, pavements, cycle lanes and other public places. Despite the increased popularity in the use of e-scooters, GMP officers are reminding people …

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Tier offering private e-scooter owners chance to trade in vehicles for ride credit

Tier is offering private e-scooter owners the chance to trade in their vehicles to be recycled or repurposed, in exchange for ride credit with the company. The operator has launched the scheme to discourage the illegal use of private e-scooters on UK roads, giving private owners the opportunity to enjoy …

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Neuron e-scooters coming to Newcastle in 2021

Neuron’s e-scooters are coming to Newcastle with a trial set to begin in early 2021. The company said it looks forward to partnering with Newcastle City Council to deliver a ‘safe, socially-distanced and environmentally-friendly’ service. The trial, subject to final Government approval, will see an initial roll-out of 250 e-scooters …

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Bird partners with safety app Busby

Electric scooter brand Bird has teamed up with safety app Busby. Busby works with the sensors in your phone – if a user is involved in an incident, the app will begin a 30-second countdown and if there is no movement or response, their exact location is sent to emergency …

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Voi joins forces with CityMaaS and Captur to help make streets more accessible

Voi has partnered with CityMaaS and Captur to give road users a simple way to locate, navigate and report any misplaced scooters that may cause concern to the public. This collaboration will allow the e-scooter operator and local authorities to make more informed decisions, making the necessary adjustments to the …

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Tier launches UK and Ireland Safety Board to raise e-scooter safety standards

Tier has launched a UK and Ireland Safety Board to ‘raise the bar’ for safety standards across the e-scooter sector. The board comprises senior independent experts in road safety, COVID risk, accessibility and visual impairment, with figures representing Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety, UCL Centre for Transport Studies, Transport …

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