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Telit simplifies Kumpan e-scooter ridesharing

  • April 16, 2020
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UK-based IoT developer Telit is partnering with German connected electric scooter manufacturer Kumpan. Telit is equipping Kumpan with an all-in-one solution for its new 1954 Ri electric scooter to make using it for ridesharing a simple process for users. 

Kumpan’s e-scooter sharing solutions includes front and backend management systems. These include: live tracking with free floating and stationary sharing locations; user registration, booking of scooters and payment processing via the app; rentals and returns, as well as, service planning and management; ridesharing, fleet tracking and optimisation of utilisation analyses; and open APIs for connection to any fleet-management software

Overall growth in the shared mobility market has increased in the past three years. A number of reports from 2019 indicate an increase from 2018 in the number of countries and cities that implemented scooter sharing systems, with the number of registered users jumping significantly worldwide.

Telit’s solution includes: Cellular and Bluetooth modules – form factors designed to fit any project to use anywhere; Telit simWISE connectivity – provides greater flexibility and functionality than a standard SIM card at a much lower cost with added convenience. With integrated cryptographic capabilities, it connects to any carrier network; Telit IoT Platform – allows for connecting, integrating and managing, with visibility, control, interoperability and intelligent insights across the global IoT value chain.

“We have long envisioned e-scooter sharing as a steppingstone in the mobility revolution and needed a partner to help us realise our goal of designing and producing a tailor-made electric scooter perfect for the sharing market,” said Philipp Tykesson, co-founder and chief sales and marketing officer at Kumpan. “Telit offered us a full range of products in an all-in-one solution that not only simplified our internal processes but also opened for us new horizons while enabling overall growth and expansion as we work toward tackling critical transportation and sustainability challenges.”

“We are proud to partner with a visionary company like Kumpan, whose e-scooters are improving—directly and indirectly—the everyday lives of its customers,” said Carlos Perez, president sales at Telit. “It also validates our leadership in providing forward-thinking and environmentally conscious enterprises with embedded, secure connectivity solutions that enable them to enter and compete in emerging markets.”

Kumpan Electric has a product portfolio that includes electric pedal and motor scooters as well as portable and universally applicable energy storage systems. The company’s new 1954 Ri is produced in Germany, and can range up to 186 kilometres, which corresponds to a range of up to 62 km per battery, according to test standard EVE 134/2014.