Free Now increase the availability of its services. The platform for urban mobility, the result of a partnership between the Bmw group and Daimler, has made available to Turin in the service of segways in sharing the Hive, which is already present in five european Countries and landed in the city of the Mole, as the first location in Italy, last January.
In Turin and then the segways Hive are integrated and made available through the application of Free Now. Thanks to this integration, in Turin, all users Free Now can then choose whether to book a taxi or rent a scooter Hive for moving citizens.?
Use this new app Free Now is very simple because users can log in with your existing account, and just a “tap” on the icon of the scooter on the main screen to find the free one near you.
All scooters Hive is available, it can be unlocked by tapping the sample chosen on the map, by scanning the QR code present on the scooter, or by typing in the six digits of the code printed under the QR code.
the cost of The service provides a fixed rate of one euro to unlock the scooter, to which must be added the cost of 0.15 euro per minute.
once you reach your destination, users will be able to park the scooter in the areas intended for the parking of cycles and motorcycles, and finish the race by touching the logo of the scooter on the map in the app Free Now.
To be noted that in Turin, the movement of the segways is not permitted on the sidewalks, under porticos and in the pedestrian areas, but only on the road and on bike lanes with a speed limit of 20 km/h. It is also forbidden to drive and to transport a second passenger, and it is recommended to always wear your helmet.
Thanks to its integration in the app for Free Now, even the passengers that are already using the service to ride-hailing in the hundred cities of the Old Continent, where the service, will now see the segways in sharing with the same application.
“We are very happy with the integration of the segways Hive in our app – said Barbara Covili, general manager of Free Now Italy – in fact, We are convinced that the micromobilità electric represents a perfect complement to our business, which in Italy is focused on the taxi service, as it is an ideal solution for those who need to make short trips of about one or two kilometres.
Adding a Hive to the services offered by our app, we provide an additional service to our users through a single tool will be able to choose how best to move the city in a flexible and intermodal.
The integration announced today is, therefore, a further step to strengthen our position as the platform for mobility leaders in Europe”.
“The integration of Hive in the app Free Now in Turin, as was the case in other Countries where both services are available (Portugal, Poland and Austria), we will offer to our users a travel experience more complete, " he added, Xavier Fite Camarena, Coo of the Hive – With our service, in fact, we offer to the people of turin and the many tourists present in the city, the ideal solution for covering short distances, in a complementary way to the taxi, the teaches are not only fun, but also of the environmental and economic sustainability.
We are convinced that you can use our scooters also from the App for Free Now it will further simplify the mobility choices of the many users, both Italian and foreign, that are moving to Turin for different reasons”. (m.r.)
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