Presenter 2: An Smart Public Sharing Bicycle System - T-Bike 2.0 In Tainan City
T-Bike system provide a convenient public bicycle service for citizens and tourists in Tainan city, and it developed from 2016 and now contain 77 stations and 2,104 bicycles.Due to the development of 4G internet and communication, we promote a smart T-Bike project with 18 million NTD in 2017 and 2019. Now we have 500 smart T-Bike and well used and distributed at all T-Bike stations.Smart T-Bike has five functions with gravity sensor, GPS, APP, local business service (LBS) and intersection warning system, it promotes and extents the service of public bicycle system as human-bicycle interactive facility.
(1)Gravity sensor and GPS:The T-Bike service center can monitor current status and location of all bicycles by GPS, and the gravity sensor can warm the service center when bicycle is dumping.
(2)APP: T-Bike APP has multiple function for users, includes the location and number of each bicycle station, membership registration, calculate the exercise index (calories) when riding T-bike by GPS and connect to the following LBS.
(3)Local Business Service(LBS): When riding smart T-Bike and using APP, the current location will be disclosed by GPS and mobile phone. Then LBS will show the promotion or discount information of shop near the users’ location, attract users to shop by smart T-Bike LBS and APP.
(4)Intersection warning system: For riders’ safety, we set a vehicle sensor at the signal of intersection, and set a warning light on handlebar of bicycle.;When high-speed vehicles are approaching the intersection, the sensor will communicates with bicycles near the intersection and flash the warning light on bicycle. It reminds the rider to watch out and slowdown when approaching the intersection.
Smart T-bike in Tainan is the only and first smart public bicycle system in Taiwan, and we also hope that experiences and technology of smart public bicycle system can be promoted to other cities in Taiwan or even as international issues. Moreover, we hope it can provides a smart, convenient and safety public bicycle system to citizen and tourists in the future.