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Scooter Rentals Just Got A Lot More Secure

Scooter Rental IDs Get Sharp

Over the last few years, there’s been a marked rise of tourist-friendly bicycles and Segways that make getting around foreign cities as easy as having your own taxi. The businesses behind these endeavors have, at times, struggled to keep their property secure, but no longer.

Cityscoot, a scooter-sharing network based in Paris, and Jumio, a digital ID verification firm, announced that they have joined forces to make user verification fast and easy for Cityscoot’s fleet of motorized vehicles. Bertrand Leurose, CEO and founder of Cityscoot, explained that the new security policy that combines facial recognition with private IDs will help it protect and serve its customers faster than ever before.

“Our model is based on two principles: no charging stations to take and return the scooters and no physical agencies where users have to walk in to register and rent,” Fleurose said in a statement. “Everything is done through the application and website in a simple, fluid and fast path, to ensure the process is easy to use and understand. Jumio’s model not only aligned with our seamless business model, the company has met all of our expectations, allowing us to verify users’ identity with Face Match, while ensuring compliance of foreign documents. Jumio is a staple technology in our business strategy and has not only allowed us to prevent errors, its Netverify solution has also helped to accelerate the sales process.”

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