Case Studies | November 2017
NIU smart scooters enable riders to gain insights in to their scooter usage
NIU (pronounced ‘new’) is a Chinese scooter manufacturer and technology company looking to disrupt urban transport systems. Its smart scooter solution allows riders to track usage, monitor service levels and even find local service points through a dedicated app. To work effectively however, the solution required reliable connectivity. And for a business that is expanding internationally, finding a global partner to support their growth was key.
NIU is working with Vodafone in regional markets outside of China. All NIU scooters are fitted with a Vodafone Global SIM, which allows data from the scooter’s on-board computer to be transmitted to the NIU Cloud hosted on AWS via the Vodafone IoT Managed Connectivity Platform. Riders can then access this information via NIU’s mobile app. The app is then able to provide riders with data on battery level, recent trip information, GPS location and service status.
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year