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Dott adopt AI to ensure correct parking of e-scooters and e-bikes

The parking of e-scooters and e-bikes is a source of enormous antagonism between the micro-mobility community and pedestrians. Only last week, Micro-Mobility for Europe published a new report titled: Parking Challenges & Recommendations.

Dott, the European micro-mobility operator have now launched an initiative of their own to improve correct parking of its shared e-scooters and e-bikes using AI technology from Captur.

The AI technology will instantly review parking pictures submitted by Dott’s riders at the end of their trip, based on  the requirements of each city and agreed with city authorities. When incorrect parking is detected, riders will be notified with immediate guidance on how to park responsibly.

The new measure aims to enforce local parking rules and keep pavements and roads clear, improving the integration of Dott’s shared e-scooters and e-bikes in cities. Riders will benefit from a more seamless end to their trips by receiving instant feedback on their parking, through AI technology supported by manual checks where necessary. The feature will replace more time-consuming, manual reviews which were processed with every picture.

Parking images will be checked to identify blocked entrances, blocked pavements, vehicles parked in roads, vehicles tipped over and vehicles outside of parking bays.

Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and COO, Dott, said: ‘Whilst incorrect parking only occurs after a small number of trips, we know it can have a big impact on how people feel about our service. We have introduced this new technology to tackle careless parking. Improved detection will pick up issues instantly, helping us to guide our riders on where to leave the vehicle responsibly.’

Initially the new feature is being tested for users in Grenoble, Madrid and London. Parking images from rides in Milan, Rome, Padua and Poznan will also gather data for the trial, before Dott explores further rollout across its operations.

 

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