Las Vegas, January 11, 2021 – VAIMOO, the connected e-bike sharing solution designed by Mermec, the Italian multinational company providing advanced technologies for rail transport, receives the CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation category.
VAIMOO – Vehicles Artificial Intelligence MO(O)ved – is the complete e-bike sharing solution including electric bikes, charging stations and mobile apps for using the service, which improves fleet distribution and maintenance through artificial intelligence algorithms, real-time geo-location and operational data from the field.
The system has been designed to adapt to any micro-mobility and last-mile transport scenarios, both public and private, and exploits the full potential of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies for rapid integration with other transport systems, such as metro, train or bus, aiming to ensure a unique and well-integrated travel experience.
The attention to user-friendliness can be experienced even before getting on the saddle. Indeed, starting a ride is very easy: just tap the smartphone on the dedicated surface on the e-bike handlebars to automatically start the VAIMOO app and unlock the electric bike. In addition, the smartphone can be used as a bike display and smart navigator. E-bikes can be found in the docking stations as well as in free-floating mode around the city, thus flexibly meeting the needs of municipalities and different users, such as tourists, commuters or students.
For all these reasons, in addition to the prestigious CES award, the company announces the signing of a new agreement with Swedish Voi Technology – Europe’s leading micro-mobility service provider – which has chosen VAIMOO connected e-bikes to extend and differentiate its e-scooter sharing service in the UK. This agreement follows VAIMOO’s launch in Copenhagen and Rotterdam.
‘We are honoured and excited to be awarded the CES Innovation Awards with VAIMOO’ claimed Matteo Pertosa, Project Director and Member of the Board of Directors at Mermec ‘This is the third time in the last four years that one of the Angel Group companies has received this award, but it’s always a great result for the whole team and a further confirmation of the validity of our solution that aims to contribute to the creation of an intermodal and inclusive transport system, now essential in every metropolitan city. Unlike scooters, e-bikes are very ‘democratic’ because anyone can easily use them. For us, 2021 will be an important year full of news, with the signing of strategic agreements and product developments that will allow us to grow steadily in the international market.’
The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. The awards are assigned by a distinguished panel of industry designers, engineers and media who, through the CES Innovation Awards, identify unique products, future trends and technologies developed by industry to change the lives of society.
VAIMOO, the connected e-bike sharing solution designed by Mermec, aims to empower transportation leaders to achieve a sustainable, efficient, safe and comfortable mobility experience. Adopted by the cycling capitals of Copenhagen and Rotterdam, its innovative and flexible e-Bike Sharing includes e-bike fleets, racks, a management platform integrable with third-party transports, and an engaging app for a multi-modality user’s journey.