Fibocom LTE Cat 1 Solution Uplifting Micromobility
As urbanization continues to expand, cities are getting increasingly noisy and congested, making it difficult for citizens to get where they need to go in a timely manner and affecting their quality of life. Fortunately, there are a growing number of public and private organizations accelerating their efforts to work towards a net zero carbon neutral future. People are also pursuing a healthy, convenient, secure and eco-friendly lifestyle. Over the last couple of years, micromobility has emerged as a preferred method of transportation in urban environments, easing traffic congestion as well as reducing emissions
Micromobility is the use of small, light vehicles that can seamlessly navigate highly populated urban areas at max speeds of 25km/h (15mph). According to Precedence Research, the global micromoblity market is expected to surpass around US$ 198.03 billion by 2030. The rising oil and gas price, saturation in the automotive industry and convenience of parking have propelled the market expansion. Electric bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards, and shared bicycles are examples of such micromobility vehicles.
Micromobility devices may be privately owned, but can also be shared-use vehicles maintained by a corporate enterprise. Driving by the increasing shared services and growing demand for a “15-minute city”, where citizens can access their essential living needs within roughly a quarter of an hour by walking, biking or taking public transport, manufacturers have been integrating IoT solutions to upgrade their vehicles with IoT-based functions.
IoT will play a crucial role in the micromobility industry to keep users safe. With IoT devices installed in vehicles and by leveraging cellular connectivity, companies and individual users can keep track of the vehicles' location, extend the lifespan of their fleet, improve safety and optimize more cost-efficient service diagnostics.
IoT-enabled asset tracking is a critical driver for optimizing micromobility service. Apart from improving location accuracy, it also enhances fleet management and maintenance by offering onboard and remote diagnostics as well as real-time developer access. This allows e-scooter to receive critical maintenance before it breaks as well as battery management, optimizing costs by extending the life spans of vehicles.
Besides, IoT technology can also help increase security for dwellers. The integration of vehicle intelligence systems will increase the safety of riders, drivers, and passengers using the micromobility commute system. With the correct IoT devices installed in the vehicle as well as in city infrastructures, micromobility operators can provide the riders with security instruction, including route navigation, emergency alarm, driving assistance, etc.
Fibocom LTE Cat 1 bis Module Solutions
Fibocom's LTE Cat 1 wireless modules provide excellent network performance, great reliability, secure coverage and ideal cost performance, which are ideal for IoT-based micromobility. The Fibocom L610 and MC610 are LTE Cat1 bis wireless communication modules supporting GSM fallback. Both coming with various functions as well as rich set of interfaces, they can enable much flexibility to meet micromobility application demands with scalability, security and sustainability. Certified by various regional operators, industry associations and local regulation, Fibocom LTE Cat 1 modules are able to satisfy different deployment requirements for customers worldwide.