Dublin Bus and Voi partner to launch new innovative pilot project
As part of the pilot project, Voi Technology will provide Dublin Bus employees with its e-bikes, allowing both companies to monitor real-time insights into micro-mobility usage in the Irish capital.
Credit: Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus has announced that it has partnered with Voi Technology to launch an innovative new pilot project. As of 8 June 2022, Dublin Bus employees will be able to access a fleet of Voi e-bikes to enable them to travel between the eight depots which house the public transport provider’s bus fleets.
Over a period of 12 months, this new initiative will give Voi and Dublin Bus real-time insights into micro-mobility usage in the capital. Part of a wider range of projects that Dublin Bus is pioneering to support sustainable transport, the e-bike usage data will provide invaluable insights to help the operator support customers in choosing how to travel on their first- and last-mile journeys.
The pilot programme will include 20 Voi e-bikes, which will come equipped with all safety mechanisms and will be charged up and maintained at Dublin Bus depots across the city.
With a focus on bringing world class solutions to customers, Dublin Bus first began exploring the Voi solution 18 months ago. A special project task force examined a broad range of options and technologies to use as part of this trial. The options were examined for items like versatility, ease of use, user experience in booking and supplier expertise. Voi had been selected after an exhaustive process.
Ray Coyne, Chief Executive of Dublin Bus said: “New technology is changing the way everything is done and transport services are no different. We’ve always prided ourselves on how we help Dublin thrive and this new technology is part of that and is also enabling new ways of doing things in Dublin Bus. We’ve been examining the area of mobility within the transport sector over the last 18 months and exploring markets in the UK and major European cities. During this process we have spoken to many local authorities, local operators and IT suppliers to gain insight into emerging trends and gain an insight into operational lessons learned as various services are launched in various locations.”
Fredrik Hjelm, Co-founder and CEO of Voi, said: “We are delighted to partner with such a reputable transport provider and give their employees an opportunity to use our e-bikes to travel around this fabulous city in a sustainable way. Integrating public transport with green transport modes such as scooters or e-bikes is fundamental to the decarbonisation of our cities and towns, and we couldn’t be more excited about working with Dublin Bus to bring our vision of creating better cities to live into the Irish capital.”
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