Vulog partners with Segway to accelerate creation of shared ‘micro-mobility’ services
Paris, 1 March 2019 – Kick-scooter services – part of the ‘micro-mobility’ revolution that also includes shared bicycles and mopeds – are set to benefit from a new partnership between the leading shared-mobility technology provider, Vulog, and the global kick-scooter manufacturer, Segway.
Through a deep integration between Vulog’s AiMA platform and the brand new ‘sharing ready’ scooters from Segway, existing mobility operators and new entrants can now deploy profitable, large-scale shared kick-scooter services more easily and more quickly.
The first European shared mobility service combining cars and kick-scooters – harnessing the partnership between Vulog and Segway – will be launched in Q2 2019.
Segway is the world’s leading supplier to scooter-sharing operators. Vulog is the global leader in shared mobility software, and its advanced technology powers 25 schemes in cities across five continents.
“This new collaboration with Segway allows us to advance the development of micro-mobility services for our operator customers,” says 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.”
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.
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.
The AiMA platform’s enhanced set of features is fuelled by Vulog’s data insight and artificial intelligence proficiency, developed over 12 years, and by the experience of implementing 25 customer projects that powered 15 million journeys in 2018 alone. Other new features recently added include improved predictive demand management, specific electric fleet management enhancements, and the integration of autonomous shared mobility capabilities.
In January, 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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Vulog builds the technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility services in the world. Free-floating, round-trip, peer-to-peer car-sharing, ride-hailing and hybrid services, as well as autonomous mobility pilots, are powered by its smart and flexible SaaS mobility solution.
Vulog provides the framework and business intelligence to launch within 3 months in full confidence. It acts as the catalyst enabling mobility operators like Wible (Kia Motors), Free2Move (Groupe PSA), Aimo (Sumitomo) and Evo (BCAA) to focus on sustained growth and profitability. The company’s unique global footprint, combined with its Artificial Intelligence proficiency, enables it to anticipate end-user demand unlike any other, while optimizing fleet balancing. Every day, it brings mobility operators a bit closer to the future business of shared self-driving cars.
Vulog was recently named in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100, an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. For more information, visit www.vulog.com.
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