Park­ing of shared bikes get­ting smart

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By CHINA DAILY

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.


Com­peti­tors ad­just their ro­bots in the first “Edi­son Cup” Youth In­tel­li­gent Ro­bot De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion on Sun­day. A chance to par­tic­i­pate in the 2017 VEX Ro­botic Com­pe­ti­tion awaits the win­ners.

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