Tier e-scooters buy tech to earn permits

Tier, the German electric scooter company, announces the acquisition of one of its main partners. Fantasmo, now part of the company’s cast of technology providers is part of its internal structure. This subsidiary is in fact in charge of the German company’s parking camera system to limit parking in restricted areas. A system they need, right now, to be able to win some of the upcoming tenders in some major cities. It is by all accounts a highly strategic purchase.

And there is a long-distance race to achieve the coveted presence in Madrid. Those electric scooters that landed, filled the city with uncomfortable vehicles lying on the sidewalks and with them they left, they want to come back to take his place. Without a pandemic between the two and a competition with 16 more opponents, the new panorama that is emerging indicates that it will be intense.

After all, Madrid City Hall’s new e-scooter regulations are about to be released. With several conversations already closed and an agreement with all opponents, the project is about to be released. This will benefit from a model similar to that which Seville or Malaga have defended. 3 electric scooter companies sharing the 6,000 units available through the city. At the same time, these shared vehicles must have speed control systems in place, blocking their circulation on the sidewalks, and parking control systems. A model that, in fact, is the opposite of what happened with the auctions for shared bicycles in the capital. Instead of opting for the concentration, in this case there are 6 who have the authorization to occupy the public road.

Without a pandemic in between and a competition with 16 more opponents, the new panorama that is emerging indicates that it will be intense

With these bases on the table, all companies applying for a place in the capital are moving. Tier is one of them.