New geofencing capability set to improve e-scooter localization response time

April 14, 2020 | Case Study

Important components of municipal and community support for micromobility solutions stem from a fleet operator's ability to comply with and enforce restrictions agreed upon by all stakeholders. If municipalities cannot trust companies to effectively enforce imposed rules, rifts between parties will lead to unsuccessful partnerships and deployments, as we have seen in some cases. As the initial rapid introduction of vehicles has slowed, improved relations between local governments and startups have led to jointly developed operating standards, which includes vehicle management standards related to geographic zoning restrictions (low-speed zones, no-scooter zones, no-parking zones, no-locking zones). While most companies have employed geofencing technology from the start, system accuracy and communication capabilities have lacked the precision to effectively localize vehicles at the desired scale and speed.