micromobility

The disappearance of Bolt Mobility shows how corrosive depreciation can be for IRL startups

With the apparent demise of Bolt Mobility, the divide between technology businesses and those that are merely tech-enabled is back at the forefront of our minds.

Bolt Mobility has vanished, leaving e-bikes, unanswered calls behind in several US cities

Updated: Article updated to add the city of Richmond and the county of Montgomery in Virginia, as well as St. Augustine, Florida also confirming service has ended there.  Bolt Mobility, the Miami-bas

Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

Shared micromobility companies have been adopting startlingly advanced new tech to correct for the thing that cities hate most — sidewalk riding. Some companies, like Bird, Neuron and Superpedes

South Korean e-scooter company Gbike acquires Hyundai Motor’s micromobility platform ZET 

Gbike, a South Korea-based micromobility Gcooter operator, is acquiring Hyundai Motor’s shared micromobility platform ZET as it wants to increase its market share and create technological syne

Lime has built its own camera-based sidewalk detection technology

Shared micromobility giant Lime is finally bringing on some of its own city-appeasing advanced rider assistance system (ARAS) technology. At a Lime event in Paris, the startup shared plans to pilot an

Micromobility is fun, but perhaps that’s all it’ll ever be

What will it take for micromobility to be a suitable addition to the ideal transportation mosaic that gets everyone, regardless of disability or socioeconomic status, from point A to point B?

Veo’s Candice Xie one year later, still slowly and steadily winning the profitability race

We sat down with Veo CEO and co-founder Candice Xie one year after our initial interview to discuss what is happening in shared micromobility.

Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden steps down as president

Shared micromobility company Bird’s board of directors has appointed Shane Torchiana as president of the company, replacing the company’s CEO and founder Travis VanderZanden. The new roles

Bird gets a warning from the NYSE because its stock price is too low

Scooter and micromobility company Bird has to fly at a slightly higher altitude — at least if it wants to keep its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing. The company issued a press release on Frida

Superpedestrian, Voi among the latest micromobility layoffs

As layoffs tear through the startup world, the micromobility industry, which has long struggled to be profitable, is getting hit. Just a couple of weeks after Bird laid off 23% of its staff, the next

Lime suspends operations in South Korea due to “chaotic scooter environment”

Shared micromobility operator Lime will temporarily shut down its operations in several South Korean cities at the end of the month. Lime attributes its withdrawal to regulatory shortfalls, like the l

The Station: Tesla leads in ADAS crashes, gig companies lose battle in MA

Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Your usual host, Kirsten Korosec, is off the grid and hopefu

Autotalks wants bike makers to buy its V2X device for micromobility

Autotalks, a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology company, is selling bike and scooter manufacturers a device that aims to prevent accidents by alerting riders of potential collisions. The device, c

Lime is trialing shared electric motorbikes

Shared micromobility giant Lime is piloting electric motorbikes in Long Beach, California. Lime has been teasing a new form factor to cater to use cases outside of scooters and bikes for a while, so i

Bird is laying off 23% of staff

Shared micromobility company Bird plans to layoff 23% of its staff, according to tech layoff tracker Layoffs.fyi. The tech tracker attributes the news of the layoffs to an internal memo, but certain L

Nimbus launches a tiny EV prototype that’s like a motorbike with a roof

As shared e-scooter companies have infiltrated cities and e-bike sales have soared, micromobility has been offered up as a panacea to save us all from the ill humors and packed streets caused by gas-g

With ride-hail and delivery launch, Fenix wants to be the Bolt of the Middle East

Abu Dhabi-based mobility startup Fenix has added ride-hail and courier services to its portfolio of mobility products. The company launched “Fenix Taxi” in Manama, Bahrain, on Monday and s

Arclight deserves a medal for how it meddles with the bike pedal

If I were to make a list of things that I didn’t think needed to get smarter, bike pedals would be somewhere near the top of the list. And yet, when Redshift Sports showed me its shiny (literall

Meet Philip Reinckens, Spin’s new CEO

Ben Bear, the CEO of shared micromobility operator Spin, is stepping down from his role just a couple of months after the company was purchased by Tier Mobility, another shared operator with a large E

48 hours left to save $200 on TC Sessions: Mobility

Attention mobility startups, professionals, investors and enthusiasts! You have just 48 hours remaining to save $200 on TC Sessions: Mobility 2022, our first in-person mobility event since 2019. The e
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