Bike Citizens, FGM Amor and outer space

Bike Citizens, FGM Amor and outer space

European Space Agency (ESA) uses knowledge of CycleCompetence members for study on mobility.

“Space Applications in Support of Future Cities“. This is the theme under which the European Space Agency (ESA) has launched four feasibility studies via its department “Integrated Applications Promotion” (IAP).

IAP aims to find a use for space technology in daily life – also for cyclists.

The purpose of one of the studies, “Space-Tech for Cyclists”, is to show how digitalisation and modern technologies can be used to influence people’s mobility behaviour. Further, the feasibility of a bike benefit model where ever cycled kilometre is rewarded is to be looked into. For this the researchers will use earth observation data. A data analysis tool for city planning is also tested.

The Austrian start up Bike Citizens and the mobility research company FGM-AMOR were chosen to conduct this study.

“In future, a data analysis tool is to provide cities with a quantitative as well as qualitative analysis of recorded cycling data. This way infrastructure planning in cities for slower traffic can be improved and every-day cycling can be massively promoted in cities,” Bike Citizens noted in a press release.

The technical basis for this research is the Bike Citizens navigation app which collects anonymised data on every day routes from registered cyclists. These routes are then projected in so-called “heatmaps” highlighting more frequently used streets. This provides an insight into mobility behaviour.

Cycle Competence member Bike Citizens wants to expand with crowd funding

The app is meanwhile available in over 250 cities in more than 34 countries. And now the Graz-based start up wants to introduce it to the US – with the help of the community. Via the crowdfunding platform Green Rocket people can become part of this business idea and make use of cycling as an investment opportunity – until 22 November. The link to the financing campaign: https://www.greenrocket.com/investmentchancen/bike-citizens

After registration investments in the Bike Citizens App GmbH can be made in the form of subordinate loans with an 8-year duration. By the way: Green Rocket is the first European crowdfunding platform for companies and projects in the fields of energy, environment, mobility and health.

With the money Bike Citizens wants to expand the existing portfolio and its service offerings and carry it to the US thus doubling the user basis. On an international level the young company has made a name by receiving various awards, as reported on our website in this article https://radkompetenz.at/en/618/bike-citizens-app-gewinnt-eurobike-award/ .

Published On: 4. November 2015Categories: Navigation & Marketing, Research & ProjectsTags: , , ,

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Bike Citizens, FGM Amor and outer space

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Bike Citizens, FGM Amor and outer space

European Space Agency (ESA) uses knowledge of CycleCompetence members for study on mobility.

“Space Applications in Support of Future Cities“. This is the theme under which the European Space Agency (ESA) has launched four feasibility studies via its department “Integrated Applications Promotion” (IAP).

IAP aims to find a use for space technology in daily life – also for cyclists.

The purpose of one of the studies, “Space-Tech for Cyclists”, is to show how digitalisation and modern technologies can be used to influence people’s mobility behaviour. Further, the feasibility of a bike benefit model where ever cycled kilometre is rewarded is to be looked into. For this the researchers will use earth observation data. A data analysis tool for city planning is also tested.

The Austrian start up Bike Citizens and the mobility research company FGM-AMOR were chosen to conduct this study.

“In future, a data analysis tool is to provide cities with a quantitative as well as qualitative analysis of recorded cycling data. This way infrastructure planning in cities for slower traffic can be improved and every-day cycling can be massively promoted in cities,” Bike Citizens noted in a press release.

The technical basis for this research is the Bike Citizens navigation app which collects anonymised data on every day routes from registered cyclists. These routes are then projected in so-called “heatmaps” highlighting more frequently used streets. This provides an insight into mobility behaviour.

Cycle Competence member Bike Citizens wants to expand with crowd funding

The app is meanwhile available in over 250 cities in more than 34 countries. And now the Graz-based start up wants to introduce it to the US – with the help of the community. Via the crowdfunding platform Green Rocket people can become part of this business idea and make use of cycling as an investment opportunity – until 22 November. The link to the financing campaign: https://www.greenrocket.com/investmentchancen/bike-citizens

After registration investments in the Bike Citizens App GmbH can be made in the form of subordinate loans with an 8-year duration. By the way: Green Rocket is the first European crowdfunding platform for companies and projects in the fields of energy, environment, mobility and health.

With the money Bike Citizens wants to expand the existing portfolio and its service offerings and carry it to the US thus doubling the user basis. On an international level the young company has made a name by receiving various awards, as reported on our website in this article https://radkompetenz.at/en/618/bike-citizens-app-gewinnt-eurobike-award/ .

Published On: 4. November 2015Categories: Navigation & Marketing, Research & ProjectsTags: , , ,

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