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Florence and Milan – the first Italian cities to launch dockless bike-sharing schemes

Florence and Milan – the first Italian cities to launch dockless bike-sharing schemes

Every bike is equipped with smart-lock technology and built-in GPS

Florence and Milan, in partnership with Mobike, launch “free floating” bike-sharing schemes. In 2008 was firstly announced the traditional bike-sharing system with docking stations. The services gained around and exactly this led to the improvement of the service. Many people already use bicycles on a daily basis especially during the working day to run the last mile to and from work. The new dockless scheme will just add to this and get even more people cycling.

Locals could pick up and ride a bike around the city at any time by downloading the app, finding a nearby bike and scanning the QR code. To complete their ride, users can park the bike at any authorised bike parking area. Every bike is equipped with smart-lock technology and built-in GPS connected via the company’s IoT network, which helps locate and monitor the health of each bike to ensure a constant supply. It identifies location-based demands for bikes in real-time.

Source: Cities Today

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