Mobike expands service to Cyberjaya
By Digital News Asia October 9, 2017
- Prioritises working closely with local businesses and government
- Bikes are equipped with GPS and proprietary smart-lock technology
MOBIKE, a smart bike-sharing company, expands its dockless bike-share service to Cyberjaya in partnership with Cyberview Sdn Bhd and Mastercard.
Mobike’s expansion into Cyberjaya is supported by the Sepang Municipal Council, the local authority tasked with the responsibility of providing service and basic amenities to all Sepang residents.
Mobike Malaysia country manager Sanjey Chandran said: “Our smart bike-share service has been designed to improve the liveability of local communities in Malaysia by providing an outstanding bike-share experience to our users and the municipality itself.
“Cyberjaya is recognised as a model for the development of smart cities in Malaysia, and we are pleased to be working with local businesses to advance the township’s transformation into a Global Tech Hub.
“In addition, our partnership with Mastercard and Cyberview complements Malaysia’s five-year development plan, a key focus of which is building sustainable cities.”
Launched in April 2016, Mobike has been transforming cityscapes all around the world with its dockless bike-share solution.
The company’s entire fleet of over seven million bikes are equipped with GPS and proprietary smart-lock technology that connect through the world’s largest mobile-enabled IoT platform.
As Mobike expands across Malaysia, data insights from its smart IoT platform can be leveraged to support city planners in improving cycling infrastructure and promote greater bike use amongst urban residents.
Mobike’s approach to expansion in Malaysia and around the world prioritises working closely with local businesses and government in order to tailor a bike-share model that best serves the unique needs of each market.
Mobike’s deployment of its smart bike-share service in Cyberjaya continues its commitment to the National Land Public Transport Master Plan that aims to integrate all land public transport modes to provide users with a seamless journey.
Mastercard is supporting Mobike’s expansion into Cyberjaya by integrating its digital payments service, Masterpass, with the smart bike’s mobile phone application.
By providing riders with a simple, safe and smart payment system, driven by the QR code technology within the app, riders can conveniently pay using their mobile phones.
Mastercard Malaysia and Brunei country manager Perry Ong said: “With over half of Malaysians making payments using mobile phones, as revealed by Mastercard Mobile Shopping Survey 2017, it is an exciting time to tap into the potential of mobile payments. This tripartite collaboration with Mobike and Cyberview further underscores our commitment to making cities more connected, efficient and inclusive.
“We are thrilled to bring an integrated payment ecosystem featuring emerging digital solutions such as Masterpass which can contribute to enhanced lifestyle and commerce in support of Cyberjaya strengthening its foothold as a Smart City.”
To use the service, riders are being offered the opportunity to register with a one-time fully-refundable deposit at the promotional rate of RM9; at the end of the promotional period, the deposit will return to RM99.
Mobike is also providing one free month of services in October. Following the promotional period, Mobike users can enjoy rides at RM1.50 for every 30 minutes.