Stage Intelligence partners with Smovengo to deploy BICO AI in Paris

Stage Intelligence, the leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform provider for Mobility and Logistics, has partnered with the Smovengo, a consortium made up of Smoove, Moventia, Mobivia and Park Indigo, to deploy its BICO AI optimization platform across the Velib in Paris, France.

The partnership enables Smovengo to use AI to increase the usability of more than 21,000 bikes of which 7000 will be electric.

Smovengo uses BICO to collect and visualise data, automate processes and optimise working environments, resulting in new efficiencies, cost reductions and a better bike-share experience. Riders will be able to access bikes where and when they want them and find free docks at the end of their journey.

Tom Nutley, CEO at Stage Intelligence, said: “Our partnership with Smovengo is a milestone in our business and we’re proud to be serving the largest bike-share scheme in the Western world. It demonstrates BICO’s scalability, resiliency and ability to simplify a complex and dynamic scheme. This partnership shows the we can execute at the highest level.”

As part of the partnership, Stage is expanding BICO’s features to include the management of e-bikes and hybrid bikes while adding Broken Bike and User Availability applications. BICO is evolving to support docked and electric bikes as well as solving logistics, transit and user-based re-balancing challenges whilst revolutionising the mobility, logistics and operating space.

COO at Smovengo, Pierre Heyraud, said: “The BICO AI optimisation platform enables us to drive operational efficiency while offering riders the best possible experience when they use our bike-share scheme. This is a perfect recipe for growing the scheme and encouraging more riders to bike-share as part of their daily commute. We have already seen rides of 6-10 per bike per day on our mechanical and e-bike respectively.

“That benefits our organisation but more importantly it makes Paris a healthier and more sustainable city. We selected BICO because it unlocks the potential of data in our scheme and enables us to move faster to serve the needs of riders. It is an essential tool for optimising and growing a bike-share scheme.”

Stage Intelligence has deployed BICO in Chicago, US, Guadlajara, Mexico, and Helsinki, Finland. In November 2018, Stage Intelligence was selected by Tembici to deploy BICO in cities across Brazil including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Recife, Salvador, Port Alegre and Vila Velha. Phase two deployments include Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nutley continued: “There is tremendous momentum behind our platform and a growing number of organisations are seeing how AI can impact how they operate. Our platform is focused on simplifying and accelerating their operations and they see immediate results. That’s powerful for any organisation focused on mobility and logistics.”

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