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M1-SG Bike tieup to track wrongly-parked bikes

It will use RFID technology that can be installed onto other sharing devices like umbrellas and scooters.

M1 and SG Bike will use the NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network to further enhance the bikeshare firm’s geostation technology that tracks indiscriminately parked bikes.

According to a press release, this collaboration will use NB-IoT network to further enhance SG Bike’s geostation technology to monitor with real-time communication to track and retrieve bicycles that are not parked within the designated bicycle parking zones.

SG Bike’s uses Radio-frequency identification (RFID) for its geostation technology. “Currently, SG Bike users who fail to return bicycles within the geostations are given a 15 minutes grace period to relocate the bicycle. With the geostation technology, users can also easily find bicycles at the designated parking places since the bicycles should only be picked up or returned at areas with a geostation. Potentially, the RFID technology deployed can be implemented onto other sharing devices, including umbrellas and scooters, to cultivate greater sharing society driven by real-time accurate data.”

M1 said indiscriminate parking of shared bicycles by users has been an issue in recent months, with the authorities putting in more measures to ensure the population of bicycles are parked within designated parking places.

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