Independent Embedded Bike Sharing
Regione Toscana - Bando Servizi Tecnici
M. P. Telematica (I)
A bike-sharing system is a sustainable mobility tool used by public administration as:
An alternative to the motorized transportation in order to reduce the traffic congestion and the air pollution;
An integration among heterogeneous public transportation systems;
A bike-rental service for occasional users, including tourists;
A community service, like car-sharing.
IEBikeS is a bike-sharing system with the following unique characteristics:
Easy to use. Internet connectivity and RFID technology make procedures like activation, payment, usage, etc. Straightforward for the users;
Supporting maintenance activities. The network connection enables the bikes to exchange maintenance information with the control center, this improves the cost-effectiveness of repairing operations;
Ready to use. The public administration is able to manage the system by itself or outsourcing it in a competitive way reducing the operating costs.
Commercially viable. Value-added third-party services can be included seamlessly.
The main contribution of Intecs S.p.A. in IEBikeS is to realize a prototype of the Control Service Center, which will provide advanced services like: street maps; simple payment operations; reservation services; third-party location-based services; traffic and the tourist routes; software for users equipment (smartphones, tablets, etc...); system monitoring for maintenance; statistical information storage; users management.