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WeMo Scooter, Taiwan Mobile cooperate in PM2.5 mobile sensing

Electric scooter sharing service operator WeMo Scooter and Taiwan Mobile has cooperated to equip the former's bikes with the latter's high-accuracy PM2.5 sensors to dynamically collect real-time air pollution data in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.

The 24-hour automatically collected real-time PM2.5 data will be transferred to the cloud via the telecom carrier's wireless mobile networks for analyses and predictions using Taiwan Mobile's AI model, WeMo said.

WeMo said it started electric scooter sharing services in Kaohsiung in October 2019, and plans to deploy 5,000 scooters in three years, There are about 700 WeMo scooters available in Kaohsiung currently and the number will increase to 1,500 by year-end 2020, WeMo indicated.

Taiwan Mobile has installed such PM2.5 sensors at 85 places in the city and the data they collect will be combined with those from the mobile collection for overall analysis, the company said.

Taiwan Mobile in April 2020 installed such sensors at 200 locations and on 20 public buses in Taichung, central Taiwan.