I’ve been contributing to Mashable, specifically more global tech-focused stories. In this piece, I looked at cities that offer bike sharing and examined the technologies used to deploy such a service on a massive scale. Tech used included mobile and wifi information transfer and GPS devices.
Cities around the world are at various stages of bike sharing initiatives, offering membership-based systems for short-term rentals of bikes to get around urban areas. From San Francisco to Toronto and London to Melbourne, these programs incorporate high-tech features to manage and monitor thousands of bikes.