Parking of shared bikes getting smart
As a national guideline calls for strict penalties for improperly parked shared bicycles, companies are turning to positioning technology for solutions.
The booming industry also brings problems like bikes scattered across sidewalks and irresponsible bike riding. To address the problems, the central government released a guideline on Aug 3 urging city governments to set up parking zones for the bikes and strict punishment for misbehavior on bikes.
Shared bike companies are cooperating with the government by promoting “smart” parking zones for the bikes.
Smart parking zones allow the company to see if the bike is properly parked through ultra-accurate positioning information provided by a Compass Navigation Satellite System or Bluetooth sensors embedded at the parking sites.
Li Lei contributed to this story.
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