Bird debuts state-of-the-art smart sidewalk protection-

Bird and u-blox teams meet the demand for integrated and accurate sidewalk boarding prevention solutions

Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electricity transportation, today announced the sensor fusion solution, the first smart sidewalk protection technology designed and developed in collaboration with wireless communications leader u-blox (SIX: UBXN). bottom. Positioning technology and services. Integrated into Bird’s vehicles, Smart Sidewalk Protection is designed to prevent micromobility devices from being used on sidewalks and sidewalks.

As more and more cities seek to integrate shared micromobility into climate action plans focused on reducing carbon emissions in their communities, technology to prevent sidewalks is becoming increasingly important. In collaboration with u-blox, Bird has collaboratively developed the industry’s first robust integrated sensor fusion system that tracks position with centimeter-level accuracy. By combining u-blox’s ZED-F9R dead reckoning module with centimeter-level sidewalk mapping and Bird’s in-vehicle sensor suite, the integrated system effectively and efficiently detects sidewalks or sidewalk travel in real time and Prevent For example, Bird’s new smart sidewalk protection allows vehicles entering the sidewalk while allowing riders to walk, in contrast to traditional GPS with cloud-based maps that can take 15 seconds or more to respond. You can safely stop it. Vehicles returning to the road or bicycle lane.

“Everything you build with Bird is centered around safety and scalability, and the detection of sidewalk vehicles is no exception,” said Scott Rushforth, Bird’s Chief Vehicle Officer. “Three years of building, testing and piloting various technologies such as onboard cameras, GPS tracking, ultra-wideband and beacons, accuracy, accuracy, immediacy or scalability. According to our tests, with u-blox Collaboration has resulted in the development of end-to-end sensor fusion solutions that meet our standards. “

“I’m very excited about this collaboration between u-blox and Bird,” said Alex Ngi, product manager for u-blox. “Our centimeter-level accurate GNSS positioning technology will be implemented in the expanding micromobility industry to enhance our contribution to a safer and more ecological world.”


Bird trail detection technology is currently being piloted in Milwaukee and San Diego and will be piloted in Madrid in early 2022.

For more information on sidewalks and Bird’s sensor fusion solutions that prevent you from riding on sidewalks, please visit Bird debuts state-of-the-art smart sidewalk protection-

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