Technology

Zoov, next generation

Zoov, the French bike-share start-up that you discovered in this blog a couple of months ago, just unveiled the first version of its charging station, a couple of new features on its e-bike, and pivoting its business model. A dense event that took place in Vanves, south of Paris, on July 1st, and that worth […]

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Technology

Zoov, next generation

Zoov, the French bike-share start-up that you discovered in this blog a couple of months ago, just unveiled the first version of its charging station, a couple of new features on its e-bike, and pivoting its business model. A dense event that took place in Vanves, south of Paris, on July 1st, and that worth […]

Business, General

Vertical integration in micromobility

Some recent acquisition news in the shared micromobility space underlined the current acceleration of the vertical integration among product and service providers (Micromobility Industries recently organised a webinar on this very topic). Building the best vehicle or optimising the operation processes seem not to be enough… let’s try to explain it. Controlling the whole solution […]

General

The evolution of GBFS

MDS is the trend when you talk about data feed standards in shared mobility. But the historical GBFS feed, launched in 2015 by the NABSA, is another important part of the services data management. I took part in the Shared Mobility Data Workshop organised by MobilityData in Paris on December 2019, which goal was to […]

General

Shared Micromobility in Africa

Africa is quite left behind when it comes to shared micromobility development. The local urban and economical context is making things complex for local entrepreneurs or renowned foreign operators who would like to settle in one of the numerous African mega-cities. As the population is craving for solutions against congestion, some projects have emerged, but […]

Projects

Licenses have been awarded in Barcelona

As explained in a previous post, the Barcelona city council adopted a controversial strategy to manage the shared micromobility services on its territory. As most of the cities are working on tenders to select up to 3 operators for each mode, the Catalan capital chose an opposite path: it first selected 21 e-moped sharing companies […]

Business

The dark side of the Uber/Lime deal

The Uber/Lime deal is THE major shared micromobility related news that appeared during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the US$170M investment in Lime, Uber also transferred its money-losing micromobility branch Jump to its former competitor. The transfer has massive impacts on the whole Jump structure, would it be for the HR or assets management. Impacts that […]

General

Shared Micromobility, Rebooted

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons. Episode #4: how to build resilient services in a post-pandemic world. Like most every other sector of the economy, shared micromobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, […]

Technology

Vehicles hibernation and batteries

The question was raised by a statement of Bertrand Fleurose, CEO of the French e-moped operator City Scoot, one of the few shared micromobility services still available in Paris after the COVID19 related lockdown : We cannot stop our service in Paris, Milan or Rome. If we do so, all our batteries will be damaged […]

General

Time to spend? Here are some shared micromobility resources *collaborative article*

Updated April 17th For (some) of us, locked down in any country around the globe because of the COVID-19 pandemic, short-time working or simply home-office means that we have a little more free time (if you don’t have children, sorry). For shared mobility and micromobility nerds, it is an opportunity to get, analyse and store […]

General

Operating during the COVID-19 lockdown: Dott in France

A few shared micromobility operators chose to maintain a limited-service during the COVID-19 crisis: when public transport in major cities is not the safest mean of transportation, other shared transport options are an absolute necessity to allow healthcare/grocery store/delivery… workers to maintain vital services. Dott is still operating its e-scooter fleets in all the cities […]

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, Projects

Analysis of Paris’ e-scooter RFP

Since the emergence of shared mobility services, Paris has been one of the major open labs in Europe for shared micromobility services. The major Asian dockless bike-share operators launched massive fleets in late 2017– Gobee, oBike and ofo left, only Mobike remains in the French capital – before the waves of shared e-scooters hit the […]

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

The dark side of the Uber/Lime deal

The Uber/Lime deal is THE major shared micromobility related news that appeared during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the US$170M investment in Lime, Uber also transferred its money-losing micromobility branch Jump to its former competitor. The transfer has massive impacts on the whole Jump structure, would it be for the HR or assets management. Impacts that […]

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…