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Uber and bike-sharing JUMP - "Dockless, pedal-assist bikes"

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CurbDigger
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 Posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Can we stop calling this thing an e-Bike?

“We see the Uber app as moving from just being about car sharing and car hailing to really helping the consumer get from A to B int he most affordable, most dependable, most convenient way,” Khosrowshahi said. “And we think e-bikes are just a spectacularly great product.”

I sound negative, but I am hopeful this will work.  I know some bicycle businesses have failed before, but I am excited about the GPS equipped, pedal-assist bikes that can lock themselves.

"JUMP is best known for operating dockless, pedal-assist bikes. JUMP’s bikes can be legally locked to bike parking racks or the “furniture zone” of sidewalks, which is where you see things like light poles, benches and utility poles. The bikes also come with integrated locks to secure the bikes."

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/uber-acquires-bike-share-startup-jump/

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     3 years ago

    The cost is more of a concern for me.  The unit price on these bikes must be pretty expensive.  And I bet people would loooove to steal it.  

    Lots will go missing with people driving them into a tunnel where the GPS is shoddy.

    How much is this thing?  Computerized bikes seem expensive.

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      WWBlueStuff
      268 Driver
       3 years ago

      LOL - "Lots will go missing driving into tunnels."

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    dShaperoMDM
    112
     3 years ago

    This won't help the abandonment problem?  

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      KamelKamelKamel
      79
       3 years ago

      What do you mean?  The GPS would, right?  and you would be accountable if you abandon it in a tree or something.  Charge the credit card, maybe?

      Fulltime employees chasing bikes all the time.  Pickup trucks.  Kind of a funny thought.

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    cContino77
    153
     3 years ago

    .....and...just ike that, there is a hack for JUMP bicycles.