Stage Intelligence Data Shows the Direct Impact AI Has on Growth and Sustainability in Bike Share Schemes

The BICO Artificial Intelligence optimization platform is enabling schemes across the globe to reduce CO2 emissions while increasing scheme ridership.

LONDON, 24 October 2018 – Stage Intelligence, the leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform provider for Mobility and Logistics, has released data showing how AI directly impacts Bike Share Scheme growth, efficiency and sustainability. Across Bike Share Schemes in Divvy Bikes (Chicago), City Bikes (Helsinki) and MIBICI (Guadalajara, Mexico), AI has been able to deliver positive outcomes for riders, scheme operators and the cities themselves.

One of the largest and most costly challenges in Bike Share Schemes is the redistribution of bikes across a city. The BICO AI optimization platform enables Bike Share Schemes to ensure bikes are available where they are needed, and docks are free when a rider ends their journey. A rider experience optimized with BICO’s AI drives repeat and regular use of the Bike Share Scheme resulting in increased riders and the reduction of redistribution trucks and staffing resources.

Ridership Growth Since Deploying Stage Intelligence’s BICO AI Platform:

 

  • Divvy Bikes, Chicago: Ridership increased by 0.75 Rides Per Day
  • MIBICI, Guadalajara: Ridership increased by5 Rides Per Day
  • City Bikes, Helsinki: Ridership increased by5 Rides Per Day

 

“When you see ridership growth increase, it means more riders are enjoying a reliable scheme and making it part of their daily routine while operators are increasing profitability. Each ride per day adds to a scheme’s bottom line and enables it to grow and scale effectively/efficiently,” said Tom Nutley, CEO at Stage Intelligence. “We are seeing AI create more liveable cities with sustainable transportation solutions, reducing traffic and improving air quality. That will have a lasting impact on how we experience urban environments.”

Over the last 12 months, the BICO AI optimization platform was able to reduce the number of miles driven by redistribution trucks by 10,000 miles with 100,000 less bikes being moved. With less redistribution trucks on the road, CO2 emissions caused by redistribution trucks were reduced by 10 metric tonnes, enabling schemes to reduce their carbon footprint while offering green transportation options moving one step closer to carbon neutral operations.

Divvy Bikes in Chicago is one example, they have seen a reduction of 4,000 hours of redistribution time which equates to 2.2 drivers per annum. This means there are less trucks on the road, new efficiencies in operations and an increase in ridership year on year. BICO enables them to optimize its resource management and ensure it is giving riders the best possible experience.

The BICO AI optimization platform enables users to collect, manage and visualise vast amounts of data and turn this data into actionable insights to drive growth within businesses. It enables users to automate processes to increase agility and adaptability whilst moving away from traditional reactive manual processes.

“The number of trips per bike has increased significantly in recent years, however we are continuing to work with the same resources as two years ago with the Government providing re-balancing vehicles for the scheme. Currently, during the week we register more than 12,000 trips per day, that is, about 6 trips per bicycle per day. This means that MIBICI represents an efficient transportation alternative for people and has had a very high level of acceptance,” said Mario Delgado, director of BKT bici pública Operator of MIBICI, a project from ‘Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco, Mexico’.

“In this context, the BICO platform has been an invaluable tool for the operation of the system, we have obtained greater performance of the vehicles and has been adapted to our additional strategies for the rebalancing,” Delgado added.

 

About Stage Intelligence 

Stage Intelligence specialises in developing Artificial Intelligence solutions for the transport and logistics industry. Its flagship solution, the BICO AI optimization platform, delivers real-time intelligence for the management of Bike Share Schemes and other forms of mobility.

BICO enables precise and optimal decision making and has been purpose-built to remove the complexity from managing resources within a Bike Share Scheme. Partners choose Stage Intelligence because its solutions increase their agility, adaptability and enables them to move beyond traditional manual processes.

Since its inception in 2011, Stage has collaborated with leading Bike Share operators from around the world to solve complex problems and deliver solutions that have a lasting impact on their operations.

www.stageintelligence.co.uk

 

 

Stage Intelligence Appoints Tom Nutley as CEO to Drive Its Next Phase of Growth

The appointment comes as Stage Intelligence ramps up its development of new transportation solutions based on its BICO Artificial Intelligence platform

 

LONDON, 03 October 2018 – Stage Intelligence, the leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform provider for Mobility and Logistics, has appointed Tom Nutley to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment marks the next phase of growth for Stage Intelligence as it uses its BICO Artificial Intelligence platform to solve an increasing number of challenges in Mobility and Logistics.

 

Nutley has a track record of success in business development and nurturing Bike Share Scheme customers across the globe. He has spent the last two years expanding Stage Intelligence’s presence in the Americas and Europe while enabling millions of riders to benefit from optimal Bike Share Scheme experiences. Nutley assumes the day-to-day leadership of the company and succeeds Toni Kendall-Troughton, who will maintain her role on the board of Stage Intelligence.

 

“It is a tremendous honour to serve as CEO for Stage Intelligence. I’ve seen so much accomplished over the last two years and I believe our BICO AI platform can do even more to optimise how people experience transportation and their urban environments. We’re already seeing more people using Bike Share Schemes globally thanks to our platform and as we deploy in new cities we’re helping schemes to expand and grow,” said Tom Nutley, CEO at Stage Intelligence. “I’m excited for our future and look forward to pushing our platform to new places and solving our customers’ challenges”.

 

Stage Intelligence has deployed its BICO AI platform in Bike Share Schemes in major cities like Paris, Helsinki, Chicago and Guadalajara, Mexico. It has success in creating new efficiencies in Bike Share Scheme management and enabling the optimised distribution of bikes across a scheme. The result is cost-savings for the scheme operators, growth in ridership and an enhanced rider experience.

 

“Tom is passionate about our business and is dedicated to our mission of solving some of the biggest challenges in Transportation and Logistics with AI. Over the last two years, he has been on the road telling our story and helping our customers to understand how AI can transform how they operate,” said Toni Kendall-Troughton, Board Member at Stage Intelligence. “Going forward, I see Tom driving our growth in new areas that can benefit from AI like dockless bikes, electric scooter schemes as well as taxis and other forms of transportation. It is an exciting time at Stage Intelligence and Tom is a great pick to lead the business into the future.”

 

The BICO AI platform enables users to collect, manage and visualise vast amounts of data and turn this data into actionable insights to drive growth within businesses. It enables users to automate processes to increase agility and adaptability whilst moving away from traditional reactive manual processes. Over the coming months, Stage Intelligence will be announcing new products and services that use the BICO AI platform to support the growth of a range of transportation types. It also has schemes coming online across North and South America in the coming months.

 

About Stage Intelligence

Stage Intelligence specialises in developing Artificial Intelligence solutions for the transport and logistics industry. Its flagship solution, the BICO recommendation engine, delivers real-time intelligence for the management of Bike Share Schemes.

BICO enables precise and optimal decision making and has been purpose-built to remove the complexity from managing resources within a Bike Share Scheme. Partners choose Stage Intelligence because its solutions increase their agility, adaptability and enable them to move beyond traditional manual processes.

Since its inception in 2011, Stage has collaborated with leading Bike Share operators from around the world to solve complex problems and deliver solutions that have a lasting impact on their operations.

www.stageintelligence.co.uk