TIER acquires Fantasmo to help improve e-scooter parking

European micro-mobility provider TIER Mobility has acquired Fantasmo, a US-based technology company, to continue investing in and developing an accurate e-scooter parking system. TIER claims Fantasmo has already earned a world-class reputation with its Camera Positioning System (CPS), a new positioning technology that is ten times more accurate than GPS and which can validate e-scooter…

Ireland launches first e-scooter trials

Ireland’s first e-scooter trial has launched today across the five campuses of Dublin City University. Launched by Minister Hildegarde Naughton, this e-scooter research pilot project will involve the collaboration of four organisations: e-scooter operator TIER; Irish micromobility tech platform Luna; the Insight SFI Research Centre For Data Analytics; and Smart DCU (a district of Smart Dublin). The trial will…

Bird to launch shared e-bike across US and Europe

Bird has announced the addition of shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles. Bird currently operates e-scooters in more than 250 cities globally and will bring its shared bikes and Smart Bikeshare platform to select cities this year.  The shared Bird Bike delivers on Bird’s commitment to broadening access to eco-friendly transportation around the…