Sensefields’ shared electric scooter mobility service launches in Austria

Austrian cities launch shared electric scooter mobility service

The Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC) has launched a shared electric scooter mobility service in Vienna and Graz, Austria.

The shared electric scooter mobility service is powered by Sensefields and provides an electric, dockless scooter that users can use to get anywhere around the city, cost-effectively, quickly and at any time of the day or night, without booking in advance.

Sensefields’ connected vehicle system is installed on MUVI by means of an onboard telematics unit, which allows remote communication between the vehicles and an IoT server, which is then able to track and manage the entire fleet by centralising and streamlining communications. This server also collects data on how the vehicles are used, meaning that the service can be customised and streamlined to be of the most use to customers.

The MUVI scooter was designed and built by Spanish motorbike manufacturer Torrot to serve urban transit. It reaches up to 45km/h, and is capable of travelling 100km on a full charge. This clean, renewable energy is supplied by two removable batteries with a capacity of 48V each, meaning that the vehicles are optimised for travel in urban environments.

What have the stakeholders said about the project?

Florian Moosbeckhofer, head of innovation and mobility at ÖAMTC, explained why the organisation paired with Sensefields to bring its vision for a shared electric scooter mobility service to life. He said: “We decided to collaborate with Sensefields thanks to their ability to listen to our needs. Both the on-board unit and the cloud based middleware have been developed according to our specific requirements. Adaptation, quick reaction and customisation is what makes Sensefields technology and work stand out.”

Cities are pursuing a variety of innovative methods and technologies to become more efficient, lower emissions from vehicles and contribute to the overall aim of slowing global warming. Vienna is at the forefront of this transition, having invested heavily in rail transportation and zero-emission buses, and installed 1,300km of cycle routes.

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