Shared-mobility technology provider Vulog says it is providing the technology backbone for Miami's Dashee, the first moped-sharing service in Florida.
Dashee launched in Miami this week with 120 electric mopeds. Users will be able to ride the mopeds on an instant access 'free-floating' basis – meaning they can begin and end their ride at locations of their choice – within large 'home zones' in the downtown and South Beach areas of the city.
Vulog says its technology powers 25 schemes in cities across five continents. Dashee is the first moped-sharing service in the US to be supported by Vulog's AiMA (Artificial Intelligence Mobility Applied) technology platform. Vulog claimes that one of the crucial advantages of the AiMA platform is the capability for a user to register with Dashee on their smartphone and gain immediate access to a moped. This makes it quick for new users to get riding, maximizing its appeal to tourists visiting the city for short periods, as well as locals trying a shared moped for the first time.
"Dashee typifies the entrepreneurial businesses now entering the rapidly growing micro-mobility market," says Gregory Ducongé, CEO of Vulog. "Fast-moving start-ups need to deploy their schemes quickly to gain a competitive advantage. Enabled and supported by the highly flexible, advanced technology infrastructure of our AiMA platform, Dashee will help change the way people move around Miami."
The shared mobility movement is ultimately about reducing dependence on private vehicle ownership, and thereby mitigating congestion and pollution in cities.
The AiMA platform's enhanced set of features is fueled by Vulog's data insight and artificial intelligence proficiency, developed over 12 years, and by the experience of 25 customer projects that powered 15 million journeys in 2018 alone. Other new features recently added to AiMA include improved predictive demand management, specific electric fleet management enhancements, and the integration of autonomous shared mobility capabilities.
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Vulog supplies its platform to two moped sharing services in Europe: Troopy in Paris and Poppy in Antwerp – both of which incorporate 150 scooters each.