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Tier partners with Lazarillo to improve safety standards for blind and partially sighted pedestrians

Tier has partnered with Lazarillo to offer greater protection and improve safety standards for blind and partially sighted pedestrians. The Lazarillo app works by providing users with real-time audio messages about streets they are walking, while also helping them navigate through buildings such as shops or restaurants. The partnership will …

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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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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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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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Tier hires Smallwood as chief product officer, gears up for new phase of growth

Tier has hired Georgina Smallwood as its new chief product officer, as it gears up for an ‘ambitious’ new phase of growth following its $250 million funding round. Smallwood has arrived straight from fintech unicorn N26 and is one of several senior figures in recent months to have joined Tier’s …

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Tier teams up with AA’s DriveTech to launch e-scooter theory test

Tier has teamed up with the AA’s DriveTech to launch an e-scooter theory test. The test will be accompanied by Tier’s Ride Safe School, an e-learning platform co-designed with AA’s DriveTech to educate people around e-scooter safety and responsible use. Riders will be incentivised to sign up to the online …

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Tier completes $250 million Series C funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Tier has announced the completion of a $250 million Series C funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Existing investors, including Mubadala Investment Company’s financial investment arm, Mubadala Capital, Northzone, Goodwater Capital, White Star Capital, Novator and RTP Global, also participated in the round. The focus of this new …

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Tier to add sound to e-scooters to alert blind and partially sighted people of approach

Tier is to add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and will be using new research from the organisation to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in …

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Tier launches “most advanced e-scooter ever” with user swappable batteries

Tier has launched the “first-ever” e-scooter with user swappable batteries along with a​ ​Europe-wide charging network​. The new model enables​ ​riders to exchange batteries​ at charging stations which Tier is setting up across European cities, allowing them to earn free rides in the process. The company said its vision is …

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Bird suffers blow as Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits

Lime, Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared e-scooters throughout Paris. The announcement followed a seven-month tender process that reportedly saw 16 applicants in the race for operation in the French capital, including Voi, Wind, Spin, Comodule and Bolt. It comes as a blow to US-based Bird, …

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