Oct 07, 2016 UncategorizedComments Off on Scooter-sharing system launched in Taipei
A startup company launched a scooter-sharing system in Taipei on Friday, providing 200 electrical motorcycles in the city's Daan, Xinyi and Zhongzheng districts.
To use the service, riders need to download a mobile app, called "WeMo App," on their mobile devices and find a scooter, called "WeMo Scooter," nearby, and then reserve and ride the scooter and pay for the rental on the app via their smartphones.
The system began a three- to six-month trial run on Friday, said Jeffery Wu (???), chief executive officer of WeMo Inc. (????). A three-day trial experience in Xinyi District also began Friday and runs through Sunday.
The trial rate is NT$25 (US$0.80) for the first 10 minutes and NT$2.5 more for any additional minute thereafter via credit card. Riders can park the scooter at any public motorcycle parking spot.
The app is only available on Android systems, but a version for Apple's ios system is planned by the end of the year.
The company is collaborating on the project with Taipei's Department of Transportation and Department of Information Technology.