Luna has partnered with Voi to test specific sidewalk riding and pedestrian detection algorithms (loaded onto the Luna vision module) in Northampton.
Voi’s e-scooters in Northampton will be able to sense whether they are on a footpath, a bike lane or on the road so Northamptonshire County Council can better understand how they are being used.
“This state of the art technology will support the current trial in Northampton by allowing us to better understand rider and pedestrian behaviour and therefore, integrate e-scooters into our local transport system in a more effective and beneficial way.” – Northamptonshire County Councillor Jason Smithers
Luna and Blue Duck partnered with each other originally to test the potential for “centimetre-level accurate parking”, using a hyper accurate GPS correction technology called Real Time kinematics (RTK).
This tech was successfully demonstrated to achieve parking accuracy of approx 3cm in a live trial on the ground of Dublin City University.
“We were excited to learn about Luna’s centimeter-level GPS technology. That level of precision would allow us to locate our scooters more efficiently and would lead to stricter compliance with geofencing requirements.” – Blue Duck CEO Michael Keane
Zipp has partnered with Luna in order to access our ground-breaking technology, which uses artificial intelligence and camera technology to ensure better safety.
Both companies have also agreed to share computer vision data with researchers based in the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, as well as with Dublin City Council’s Smart Dublin team.
“Zipp is delighted to be partnering with Luna, another rapidly emerging Irish micromobility success story, to make our fleet the most technologically advanced one on the streets of the UK, and in the near future Ireland,” – Zipp mobility CEO and Founder Charlie Gleeson