27 May '16, 9pm

Paris on a (Connected Electric) Scooter: Start-up Cityscoot is bringing shared electr...

No WiFi? No, said Flueurose. The box’s specifications will change over time, he said. But for now, it uses a GSM-based M2M communication link offered by France Telecom’s Orange. The electric scooters are “connected,” not on the Internet but on “Orange’s private network,” according to the CEO. Cityscoot also had discussions with SigFox, French provider of wireless networks — independent of cellular networks — to connect low-energy objects, said Fleurose. “Things could change. But for now, we are sticking to Orange.” Cityscoot believes that the shared electric scooter service will become widely popular in Paris for several reasons. Shared bicycles and electric vehicles are already broadly used in Paris, but they demand that users “walk and hope” that a bicycle is there for them to use. They have to book in advance for the use of an electric vehicle. In contrast, with shared ...

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