Uber introduces next generation of Jump bike

Uber has announced its next generation of Jump’s custom red bike.

Updates include a phone mount, so riders can get where they need to go using their phone for navigation, hands free, and a front dashboard underneath the handlebars.

It also has a swappable battery to help ensure bikes are readily available and charged, and a cable lock to offer more flexibility when the bike is locked to a rack or structure.

Nick Foley, head of product at Jump, said: "On the inside, the new Jump bike is built off of the smartest technology platform in micro-mobility. 

"With 4G connectivity, the booking experience – whether reserving remotely or walking up to a bike – is much faster.

"The ride experience is more reliable, since the bike can now self-diagnose its most common failures. 

"And with full connectivity for all on-board vehicle systems, our fleets will be smarter and safer over time, as we use the live diagnostic data from each vehicle to uniquely optimise its performance with algorithms running in our cloud.

"We’re excited about the technology advancements with our new bike, and look forward to bringing them to products like scooters next year. 

"In the New Year, the bikes will begin rolling out in existing cities where Jump is available and coming to new cities." 

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