LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – ISBX, a leading app development and software services agency, has partnered with OjO Electric, LLC, a Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) mobility solutions company to launch the first ever sit-down electric scooter rideshare in Austin, Texas.
In May of 2018, OjO, then a manufacturer of premium electric scooters for the retail market, approached ISBX to build out the software technology to create a functional rideshare ecosystem, consisting of a mobile application for iOS and Android, as well as a comprehensive, web-based dashboard, services layer and backend system. ISBX worked closely with CalAmp and PWS to retrofit and integrate the necessary GPS tracking and cellular technologies to convert the existing OjO inventory to a rideshare electric mobility solution.
"We're proud of the work we've accomplished. In under a year, we've helped to take OjO from a premium electric mobility brand, to one of the nation’s most forward-thinking electric scooter rideshare programs," said Arthur Iinuma, a Board Advisor to OjO and President of ISBX.
This is not ISBX's first foray into the space. The company provides development resources for Wag! the nation's leading dog-walking and tracking service, and Pikkup, a pickup truck on-demand service, both Los Angeles-based companies. The team leveraged its vast experience in asset tracking and on-demand booking services to help deliver a solution for OjO.
"ISBX has been an insightful strategic partner and advisor for us," said Max Smith, CEO of OjO. "We anticipate a long-term and productive partnership as we accelerate our scooter technology to drive improvements in safety and change rideshare for good. We believe the ISBX technology advantage can help spearhead our city deployments and expansion in the market," he added.
OjO will share data on vehicle performance and scooter usage with the City of Austin, which is made possible with the scooter’s on-board telemetry and live-feed data transmission. Through collaboration with OjO's product development team, ISBX is designing and developing a comprehensive data model and backend solution to provide realtime reporting on scooter location, availability, usage, performance, and status. This is made available using the Mobility Data Specification, a data standard and API specification created by the City of Los Angeles for Mobility as a Service Providers and adopted for use by the City of Austin.
ISBX is also an equity partner in OjO Electric, a testament to its commitment as a development partner for the company and in-line with its support towards a powered, green solution for "last mile" transit.
OjO is unique in the space with both innovative hardware and software solutions. Additionally, OjO is committed to collaborating with local governments to protect the public’s right-of-way while providing first and last mile mobility solutions. Built for the bike lane and streets, off sidewalks and away from pedestrians, the OjO scooter is a safe, sustainable and structurally sound scooter for today's expanding rideshare market. OjO has a swappable 48-volt lithium ion battery that allows it to go 50 miles on a full charge. In addition, the patented and powerful HyperGear hub motor propels the OjO scooter to bike-lane-legal top speeds of 20mph.
About OjO Electric, LLC
OjO Electric is a Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) mobility solutions company creating products and services for first and last mile transportation solutions. OjO's vision is to create a sustainable mobility eco-system connecting people, cities and businesses with our services. The platform is built with open API's to allow for integration with partners and offer multi-modal solutions. With patented designs, manufacturing and distribution for electric scooters, OjO is a vertically integrated company. The OjO original electric scooter has a range of 50 miles, and top speed of 20 mph making it a safe, fun, and reliable means of transportation.
ISBX is a nationally-recognized app development and software consulting agency based in Los Angeles that provides design and development services to some of the most widely recognized brands in the world. The company counts Apple, Beats by Dre, Wag Walking, Soothe, Nike, and L’Oreal as some of its clients, and employs over 60 design and engineering professionals. It recently expanded into a full-floor office space in West Los Angeles to support its ongoing mission to help build software solutions for enterprises and startups.
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