Tier Mobility introduces Advanced Vehicle Parking System in London
Tier Mobility, an e-scooter rental company, has introduced a new parking system to address the issue of e-scooters being left in unsafe or obtrusive locations.
To be launched in London initially, Tier says its advanced system will ensure the scooters are parked only in designated areas.
E-scooter companies utilize GPS technology to locate their machines and determine designated parking zones using digital coordinates supplied by cities.
However, Tier Mobility found through analysis in France, Italy and Spain that these coordinates can deviate by over 10 meters from the actual parking spot location.
To address this issue, Tier Mobility has created an Advanced Vehicle Parking System (AVPS), incorporating Google’s Visual Positioning System (VPS) with an in-house solution from Fantasmo.
The goal of the AVPS is to accurately locate the e-scooters and validate parking spots, which have been established by many cities and councils.
With Tier Mobility’s new system, staff will be able to scan physical parking areas and define their exact specifications and geographical location.