Mobike, AT&T, Qualcomm jointly works on Mobile IoT smart bike share technology in the U.S.

smart bike share technology

Mobile IoT smart bike share technology

World’s largest smart bike sharing service Mobike plans to use IoT solutions from AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies, to support its station-free smart bikes in the U.S.

AT&T’s 4G LTE connectivity combined with Qualcomm Technologies’ LTE IoT modem and Mobike’s smartphone app will let users easily locate, unlock, and securely pay for the nearest Mobike. Currently, Mobike manages more than 7 million smart bikes across 160-plus cities globally.

These bikes feature Mobike’s smart lock. This is enabled by the Qualcomm MDM9206 global multimode LTE IoT modem which supports extended battery life, deeper coverage for connectivity in challenging conditions and mobile IoT applications.

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LTE IoT connectivity

The LTE IoT connectivity and the integrated GNSS position-location capability in the modem help Mobike customers identify an available bike.

The entire activity is GPS-enabled, Mobike can get the bikes to the locations where they needed most. The AT&T network will let Mobike capture detailed usage data from every bike. Mobike offers app user incentives to move bikes from more remote locations to more crowded areas of the city.

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Mobike is the only true smart bike platform that leverages proprietary smart locks with built-in GPS and IoT technology to create a sophisticated and highly adaptable solution to the ‘last mile’ transport challenge in one of the world’s largest fleet of mobile IoT devices, said, Joe (Yiping) Xia, Mobike founder and CTO. We are pleased to have support from mobile communications industry leaders like AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies.

However, providing IoT connectivity for Mobike, we’re advancing both the sharing economy and the future of smart cities in a meaningful way, said, Chris Penrose, president, IoT Solutions, AT&T.

The MDM9206 LTE IoT modem supports global multimode capabilities and global spectrum bands which solve complexity challenges, and allows innovative IoT providers, such as Mobike, said, Vieri Vanghi, vice-president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

More information: [Qualcomm]