Smoove uses a standard bicycle which can be converted into an e-bike by installing a battery in the frame and incorporating a motor into the front wheel. Docking stations lock the electric bicycles securely in place and recharge their batteries.
Once fitted with a “Smoove box”, the bike becomes smart and connected. User authentication is performed with an RFID public transport network card reader, an NFC-equipped smartphone or a simple code. This revolutionary embedded technology means the end of saturated docking stations, because it allows a bike to be parked even if no spaces are available, thanks to the “overflow” facility.
Smoove aims to offer a very high level of service: bikes that are ultra-secure, tough and designed for optimal user comfort. The city and the operator retain full control over the deployment and layout of their network, and are free to adjust the system to ensure optimal management of public spaces and smooth traffic flows.
Smoove aims to expand into more African cities, municipalities and companies with its flexible offering which includes technical solutions as well as support in financing and operating installed bike fleets.