Mobike, Gemalto bring IoT connectivity to bike-sharing services beyond China
By Digital News Asia June 29, 2017
- Mobike is now in Singapore and Manchester in the UK
- Gemalto’s solutions, embedded in the bike lock, transmit location data & operate the lock remotely
GEMALTO, a provider of digital security and Mobike, a smart bike sharing platform, announced the launch of a secure internet connection for its fleet of bikes.
Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M module and Machine Identification Module (MIM) are embedded in the smart bike lock to transmit location data and operate the lock remotely.
As Gemalto’s modules are pre-certified with all major network operators worldwide, this collaboration allows Mobike to launch the service worldwide faster and more easily, and others connected services can be added in the future.
Mobike’s IoT based bike-share solution allows users to conveniently locate the nearest bikes in real time at their exact location by using a Mobike app.
This is particularly important as, such IoT-based solutions can also allow the Mobike platform to smartly monitor the health status of each bike, manage hot spots, and distribute its fleet of bikes based on user demand for better safety, high operation efficiency, and meeting unmet “last mile” urban mobility needs.
“Innovation has put us in the leading position and made us the largest smart bike-sharing service provider in China, and the world. Our next milestone is to launch our IoT based solution in more countries worldwide, and provide a convenient service to commuters and contribute to a healthier lifestyle,” says Mobike co-founder and CTO Joe Xia.
“Gemalto’s track record in delivering end-to-end secure connectivity and pre-certified solutions help make seamless connections within the global market. Gemalto is with us in China, and as we expanded into our first international markets - Singapore and Manchester. Our ongoing collaboration will help Mobike's International expansion plans.”
“Mobike has experienced a tremendous success in China and we feel this can be replicated in other markets with growing demand for more convenient and environmentally-friendly commuting,” says Suzanne Tong-Li, SVP Greater China and Korea for Mobile Services and IoT and China president, Gemalto.
“Connected bikes hold huge potential for additional mobility capabilities, such as on-demand connectivity, biometric authentication, user-preference-based personalisation services and other mobility services.”
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