Technology

Micromobility is diversity

Since 2018, e-scooters have put the light on shared micromobility solutions, but also convinced many commuters to switch to owned light electric vehicles (LEVs). The feedback loop is being completed as the wider and wider range of LEVs now inspire operators to launch news services and vehicles, or simply improve their existing ones. What are […]

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Technology

Micromobility is diversity

Since 2018, e-scooters have put the light on shared micromobility solutions, but also convinced many commuters to switch to owned light electric vehicles (LEVs). The feedback loop is being completed as the wider and wider range of LEVs now inspire operators to launch news services and vehicles, or simply improve their existing ones. What are […]

Technology

Zoov, a disruptive bike-share solution

As I am often writing, I see the future of bike-share as a hybrid between dock-based and dockless solutions and including e-bikes, to allow the coverage of wider territories with different usage patterns. Such solutions remain rare and are still handicapped by the stations’ costs and implementation constraints. With its CEO and founder Arnaud Le […]

Business, General

Is e-scooter sharing at stake in Asia ?

While reading the news of the footpath ban for e-scooters in Singapore, micromobility specialists saw it as a bad sign: for years, the city-state has been at the cutting edge of the integration of shared mobility services, and all its decisions are therefore scrutinized by the rest of the world. The recent news of a […]

Technology

The power of Bike Angels

I read through this article from Daniel Freund on how algorithms can improve bike-share operations, and what strucked me was the power of the Bike Angel program : 30% of NYC CitiBike balancing is done by the users ! It really shows the power of gamification to have users balancing the fleets. In NYC, Boston, […]

Business, General

A takeaway from Autonomy summit 2019

On October 16th and 17th took place in Paris the now well-established urban mobility show: Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit. Having chosen to focus on professionals only, the event managed to gather more than 8000 attendees from private companies and public authorities. While the show encompasses all the areas of urban mobility, from electric […]

Projects

Paris’ bet on e-bikes

Micromobility has become a political topic in Métropole du Grand Paris. Controversy around infrastructure choices, or the wave of e-scooter fleets, have fed media and politicans. But everybody agree on e-bikes : whether you are in transit, living or visiting Paris, you now have an e-bike rental solution ! Just choose which one… Grant for […]

Projects, Technology

Minneapolis micromobility experiments

Minneapolis is a really dynamic city in terms of mobility. Although the harsh winter is not in favor of light mobility, it is where one of the first US public bike-share system launched in 2010. Since then, the city has been flexible to follow and test the technological changes in the micromobility sector. Station-based bike-share […]

Business, Technology

The battery management problematic

Going forward, step by step. In order to improve unit economics, operators of free-floating mobility services are working hard to improve their product: development of sturdier vehicles to improve lifespan and resistance to vandalism, and adoption of a new paradigm toward battery charging – as we are more and more talking about electric vehicles. Charging […]

Business

Discover Pony, innovative vehicle for shared mobility !

Of course, you know about the big players in the shared micromobility sector. Bird, Lime, Jump, Mobike, Circ, Voi… are present almost everywhere in their home markets. But let’s not forget about local players, who are also playing a big role in this fast-changing industry. By its development choices and unique business model, the French-British […]

Technology

Autonomy in shared micromobility

According to the Godwin law of mobility, ” As a mobility discussion grows longer, the probability of broaching the subject of Autonomy approaches 1″ 😉 . With multiple recent announcements in the micromobility sector, it is getting an even bigger place in the discussions around shared services. 2019, an autonomous year My first real meeting […]

General, Technology

Micromobility, the forum for mobility data privacy

The introduction of the MDS by the LA DOT in april 2019 started a war between the Army of Mobility Defenders and the Army for Data Privacy. Why is it all about? First… … what is MDS? Let’s start with a short explanation of what MDS is. From the GitHub page: The Mobility Data Specification […]

Business, Technology

Why docks are part of the future of micromobility

Two of the main drawbacks of dockless shared e-scooters are public space use, and the operators business model non-profitability. An answer to both is the introduction of docks and the evolution of the technical solution toward a mix of dockless and dock-based. While free-floating might be a sustainable solution for very dense areas, docks are […]

Business

Bird’s business model switch

The last couple of weeks have been crucial for the Santa Monica based company Bird, one of the leaders of the booming e-scooter sharing industry. For months specialists are pointing at the loss-making business model Bird and its competitors have adopted. And Bird is the first to learn from it, totally mutating its own model. […]

Business

Discover Pony, innovative vehicle for shared mobility !

Of course, you know about the big players in the shared micromobility sector. Bird, Lime, Jump, Mobike, Circ, Voi… are present almost everywhere in their home markets. But let’s not forget about local players, who are also playing a big role in this fast-changing industry. By its development choices and unique business model, the French-British […]

Alexandre Gauquelin, Shared Micromobility consultant

Thanks to a strong experience and technical knowledge in different shared-mobility fields, I am able to make your shared micromobility related projects successful. Trust me for project management, technical expertise, writing…