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Mobike launches smart dock-less bike sharing service in Malaysia

By Nickey Ross - on 6 Sep 2017, 7:42pm

Mobike launches smart dock-less bike sharing service in Malaysia

A new smart dock-less bike sharing service called Mobike made its debut earlier today. It is the world’s first and largest smart bike sharing service. These bicycles, known as Mobikes, were created with the intent of enabling better transport and connectivity in local communities. Each Mobike comes with smart-lock technology and an integrated GPS connected through the Mobike IoT network, which can also monitor the health of the bikes.

The bikes were introduced at Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park, in partnership with S P Setia. Datuk Wong Tuck Wai, Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer of S P Setia, hopes that the introduction of these new bikes reduce Setia Alam’s carbon footprint, in addition to helping citizens keep fit and healthy.

Datuk Wong Tuck Wai, Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer of S P Setia.

Chris Martin, Mobike's Vice President of International Expansion, said that these Mobikes are engineered to be durable for constant reusing, while requiring almost no maintenance. The chainless bikes have full aluminum bodies and run on airless tires that are difficult to be punctured.

Chris Martin, Vice President of International Expansion, Mobike.

Riders would only have to download the Mobike mobile app, which will help them identify the nearest Mobike to them. Upon scanning the QR code that is on the bike, the bike will then unlock itself, thanks to Mobike’s smart technology. Once the ride is over, riders may park the bike at an authorized bike parking spot and manually close the lock on the bike.

To celebrate its launch, Mobike is offering one free month of services in September. As of now, riders may register with a one-time refundable deposit of RM9, which will revert to RM99 at the end of the promotional period. Users may enjoy rides at RM1.50 every 30 minutes following the promotional period.

The dock-less Mobikes.

In the near future, Mobike intends to expand its services to areas throughout Malaysia.