Copenhagen chooses Vaimoo for its bike-sharing

Sitael has launched Vaimoo, the new vehicle sharing platform chosen by Copenhagen.

Based on a flexible and multi-vehicle platform, Vaimoo uses the potential of IoT technologies to offer more efficient, safe and user-friendly smart mobility services.

The system was presented during the C40 World Mayor Summit 2019, the climate summit involving mayors and leaders from 96 cities across the world, this year held in Copenhagen.

The Danish capital will be the first city to adopt Vaimoo for its e-bike fleets, thanks to the partnership signed by Sitael with Bycyklen, the main operator of the bike-sharing scheme in Copenhagen.

The first stage of the agreement sees the integration of the innovative features developed by the Italian company with the Bycyklen system (with 400,000 active users) and, starting from 2020, the current fleet will be replaced by the new generation bicycles entirely made by Sitael, for a total amount of 2,000 e-bikes.

The partnership with Bycyklen will allow Vaimoo to hit the international market and Sitael to strengthen, thanks to the experience in hardware and software design, its role as a strategic partner to companies and institutions for the implementation of mobility services and the management of shared urban infrastructures.

Matteo Pertosa, chief executive officer of Sitael, said: “Sustainable mobility is the key factor in the development of Smart Cities. In the future, commuting will become more and more a shared activity that will not require the possession of a vehicle.

“To achieve this ecosystem, however, we need integrated mobility systems to generate high added value for the communities. Vaimoo has been designed with this intention: to offer to institutions and citizens, vehicles equipped with a multi-modal platform and connectivity services, which are able to innovate the personal transport.

“Thanks to the important agreement with Bycyklen, we are starting from Copenhagen to export our innovative model to other countries.”

Vaimoo was officially presented in Paris during the Autonomy and The Urban Mobility Summit (16th to 17th October 2019). The Vaimoo solution will be also a Smart City Expo World Congress, which will take place from 19th to 21st November 2019 in Barcelona.

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