Travelling by bicycle is convenient, affordable, and sustainable, and while today there are estimated to be 2 billion bikes in the world, by 2050 that number could jump to 5 billion. With figures like these it’s no surprise someone found a smart bike parking solution. Meet Bikeep, the Estonian startup that is keeping the world’s bicycles safe with the help of Tele2 IoT.
Founded in 2013 by Kristjan Lind and a group of engineers from Estonia’s esteemed TalTech University, Bikeep is all about finding a convenient, easy and secure way to park bicycles in commons spaces, such as shopping center, metro stations, business parks, universities, etc. It seems like an obvious and simple solution but behind the scenes it’s Iot that makes it work.
“After testing different technology we decided to empower biking stations that used mobile connectivity,” explains Kristjan Lind, CEO Bikeep. “With Bikeep, people can lock their bicycle using their phone, their ID, their library, transport card or any other mean of identification.
After testing the concept all over Estonia – where it proved enormously popular – Bikeep went global – and this is where Tele2 IoT entered the picture.