Automated bicycles rental public service for Universities.
A sustainable, comfortable and efficient alternative to the private car.
One of Kimaldi distributor replaces the rental bike service of a campus with a public bike rental service.
The system allows flexibility and convenience for students in the campus, who can automate the free rental bikes service by using the consortium card transport.
The project includes 70 bicycles and several rental bicycles point in the University open area. They also have two points of transport card sales and recharge.
The automatic service contributes to further increase its use, so with this sort of service one of the main limitations of the manual service is solved, which are the restricted hours. With the automatic service, the campus students can accede to bikes with no interruption from Monday to Friday.
Advantages of the automatic bike rental system on Campus
- Greater agility in management. Being a public service, bikes removal and return is very fast. With no need of doing proceed in desk.
- Increase flexibility and autonomy time. The service works continuously and doesn’t depend on office hours or the availability of an operator.
- Increased reliability and security. The system is already implemented successfully in other cities.
The service is provided in two points of automatic bike rental system on Campus. Each point has a capacity for 60 bicycles, with maintenance and cleaning service to perform the bicycles and keep a balance of the bikes between the two bases.
Technology associated with the automated bicycle rental system
The bicycle rental system is based on a radiofrequency system with a RFID reader and RFID tag included. The bike integrates the RFID tag in a welded piece which is introduced into the bench doing the padlock function.
The bike rental system includes an information point kiosk where the bicycle rental operations will be done.
The padlock allows the coupling of bike in the station park, enabling its remote opening from the automated column and the introduction of RFID readers and RFID cards to identify the bicycles.
Finally, the system includes management software, configured as a web platform, to do all functions
It is a flexible and manageable bike rental system and can be adapted to different environments and sorts of projects.
Reference of this application: 01-1803-129