Transport & Mobility

Mobility and transportation businesses are experiencing revolutionary changes. Advances in sensing, machine learning, and AI are unlocking use cases and solutions previously relegated to science fiction films—from autonomous trucks to drone delivery. Companies willing to innovate in these areas can significantly streamline their operations, displace long standing incumbents, and capture massive market share. Futuristic experiences and systems in this space require deep expertise in sensing, AI, robotics, and systems engineering—a perfect blend of our multidisciplinary skills.

January 26, 2021

How Micromobility Can Stay in the Game

While micromobility solutions have flourished and grown during the pandemic, the existential question of how to solve the biggest challenge ahead for the micromobility segment—how users ride—remains unanswered. In this post, we’ll touch on a number of opportunities for the industry to embrace innovation and technology in order to remain the chosen method of transportation, even in a post-COVID world.

November 25, 2020

[Watch] What the Next Big Breakthroughs in Tech and Design Mean for Micromobility

Watch an expert-packed panel discussion exploring new technologies like VR, AI, sensors, sidewalk detection, and gamification which hold the promise to reshape user behavior and solve micromobility issues for cities and operators. The panel is moderated by micromobility International and features leaders from Lyft, Unagi, Knack, and Synapse.

June 29, 2020

Sidewalk Detection on the Edge and Shared Micromobility: A Solution Analysis

As the only form of public transit that is readily capable of supporting social distancing, shared bikes and scooters will be an essential component of an effective urban economic recovery strategy in the coming months. Prior to COVID-19, the city of San Francisco announced that future shared scooter platforms will be required to have deterrents to riding on sidewalks. Naturally, being both SF residents who will be affected by this decision, and curious engineers with micromobility industry experience, we decided to leverage our expertise in machine learning to explore the specifics involved in implementing a system which can determine if a scooter is riding on a street or a sidewalk.

May 26, 2020

Happy Drivers, Happy Diners: How to Win the Food Delivery Race

As the food delivery service industry experiences rapid growth, companies are looking at how technology can help them stand out from the competition. Most companies are looking at software solutions—but, custom-built hardware might be the answer.

May 6, 2020

We'll Need Micromobility Solutions More than Ever after All This

Layoffs are difficult for everyone involved and our thoughts are with all of our friends and colleagues living through them right now. One industry we admire that has been hit particularly hard is micromobility. While the shutdown paints a grim near-term picture for shared bikes and scooters, the original market need still exists, and should strengthen in a post-pandemic world. Companies like Uber, Lyft, Lime, Bird, Zoba, and Tortoise will be a critical part of our recovery.

May 30, 2019

The Slow Boil: How Society Will Eventually Accept Autonomous Vehicles

Skepticism towards the deployment and everyday use of autonomous vehicles abounds. However, some of the building blocks that will eventually help you make peace with the technology may already exist inside that shiny new car of yours in the form of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS.

December 7, 2018

SharpWave™: The Wiper Blades of the Future

Machine vision technology continues to rapidly advance and improve, performing object recognition at increasing rates and with increasing accuracy. What happens when the images being processed are obscured by the rain, snow, and mud of the real world? SharpWave™ is an AI technology that presents a clever solution to this deceptively difficult problem while making it look easy.

August 8, 2018

[Watch] One Step Closer to Instant Package Delivery

The holy grail of last mile logistics is cost-efficient instant package delivery, to wherever the recipient happens to be. The DelivAir system we’ve prototyped takes us a step closer to that by using drones, and a novel precision location and authentication technology to deliver packages directly to your hands.