The German electronics manufacturer Bosch is planning to bring its electric scooter sharing system, which is already successfully running in Berlin, to the streets of Barcelona and Madrid, according to El Confidencial. As the city with the second largest number of motorcycles in Europe, Barcelona could prove to be an ideal choice.
More Electric Scooters for Barcelona!
In Berlin, Bosch runs hundreds of electric scooters for three euros per 30 minutes. According to Javier González Pareja, the company’s president for Spain and Portugal, they are looking at when they could bring the initiative to Barcelona and Madrid.
A similar service called eCooltra already exists in Spain, as well as smaller initiatives by startups like Yugo in Barcelona.
Bosch Mobility Solutions
Bosch is widely known for their refrigerators and washing machines, however, home electronics form only a fraction of the Bosch Group’s business. They also deal with something called Mobility Solutions, which encompasses a wide range of services in the areas of vehicle technology and software solutions. Not many people know that it’s actually Bosch systems that open the sluice gates of the Panama Canal and that move the London Eye.
Bosch also designs systems to help make our lives in traffic easier, including sensors that aid with parking, accident alerts, and systems that you can use to book a table at a restaurant while on the go or communicate with your home appliances. They’re also invested in developing an emergency call system that ensures emergency services are alerted and arrive on time even if the vehicle’s driver is unconscious.
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Source: El Confidencial