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Accurate location services are essential for companies building micromobility vehicles. When companies use a precise location positioning system that can position their vehicles anywhere – indoors, outside, in an urban canyon or low detection area – they can be certain that they will save cost on stolen or lost vehicles, while ensuring that they are providing the best service to their customers. Traditional GPS systems rely on satellites for transmitting connection, but with tall buildings, dense populations and devices positioned inside, this does not provide a strong network connection, resulting in lost locations. Precise location can be achieved through using a hybrid location model that utilizes GPS, cell towers, and Wi-Fi networks to ensure that no matter where the micromobility device travels, location can be detected. 
  
The transportation industry is changing, and micromobility is a large part of efforts to make it easier for people to get around. Micromobility has been lauded as a prime solution for commuters within cities, tourists, and those who are looking to avoid sitting in grid-lock for short distance travels. People are looking to get around efficiently, and providing precise location positioning is essential for companies building these vehicles who are looking to best meet their customer needs.
 
Micromobility vehicles such as electric scooters and docked and undocked bikes are solving some of transportation’s biggest issues - such as the first-mile/last-mile problem. This problem refers to people who live approximately ¾ of a mile from public transportation, making access to jobs and resources difficult if they do not own a car. Placing these vehicles in these areas decreases travel time, and potentially opens up increased job opportunities for residents in these areas. 
 
Company Protection of Assets
Micromobility vehicles are expensive to make – and so it’s important that companies are able to track these devices while they move about cities, and when they’re ready to be picked up for maintenance. A hybrid location system that uses Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell towers to locate devices, enables accurate location monitoring. With this precise location ability, micromobility companies can trigger actions promptly when a vehicle exits a certain geo-fenced area, has a low battery, or is not properly secured. Companies can automatically change scooter speed maximums based on neighborhood or city.
 
Serving Customers
By investing in incredibly precise and accurate location positioning, companies are not only able to find, protect, and service vehicles, they also are able to better understand where their customers are going, and ensure that they can learn from those understandings. Seeing where and when customers are using micromobility devices can inform partnerships, drop points, and establish potential agreements with city government.
 
Find out how Skyhook’s Precision Location hybrid positioning system locates devices using Wi-Fi, GNSS and Cell signals, ensuring that all devices can be located in all environments. 
 

Topics: Devices Internet of Things Geofencing location data Precision

   

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