12 Oct '17, 12am

Baicycle - a different spin on bike-sharing

Another dockless bike-sharing service - this time backed by Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi - is expected to make its debut by the end of the year in what is becoming an increasingly crowded market. Baicycle will be the sixth operator - following ofo, MoBike, oBike, SG Bike and GBikes - to provide Singaporeans with two-wheelers which can be rented from and returned to any parking spot using a mobile app. The name is a play on the Chinese word "bai", meaning white - the colour of its bicycles. Baicycle, available in China and Japan, will be brought to Singapore by Xiaobai Technology, a local company started by Mr Terence Tan, who also runs Eco Biz International, a decade-old Singapore firm specialising in mobility devices. But with at least 30,000 shared bicycles already in the market, it may be an uphill ride to gain a market share, said observers. Asked about this, Mr Tan...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/baicycle-...

Tweets

MPH has stood for different names in the past, but they still sell books

MPH has stood for different names in the past, ...

mothership.sg 12 Oct '17, 8am

Before e-books and e-devices came along and ruined everything, people actually read real books with proper paper pages. An...

Why do leaves have such different shapes? via @...

mnn.com 13 Oct '17, 1pm

There’s one thing about leaves that science has long agreed upon: They only grow so big as available water allows — but no...

Daimler plans more than ten different all-electric vehicles by 2022

Daimler plans more than ten different all-elect...

electriccarsreport.com 10 Oct '17, 6am

On the road to locally emission-free driving, Daimler is continuing to pursue a three-lane drive system strategy involving...

This Company Makes Bike Helmets So Chic (and Eco) You’ll Want to Sell Your Car and Bike Everywhere https://t.co/7YeZS05OHn

This Company Makes Bike Helmets So Chic (and Ec...

ecosalon.com 14 Oct '17, 11pm

Kids aren’t the only ones who flout bike safety because helmets just aren’t cool. Plenty of grownups go sans helmet, too, ...

Retrofit an electric drive system on any bike with bimoz

Retrofit an electric drive system on any bike w...

treehugger.com 12 Oct '17, 7pm

There are two basic approaches to products in the growing electric bike market, one of which is to build them from the gro...

Spotlight on Indonesia at Singapore Media Festi...

straitstimes.com 11 Oct '17, 9pm

Asian storytelling continues to take centre stage at the fourth edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) from Nov 23 ...

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia to continue efforts to map straits - The Straits Times

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia to continue effo...

straitstimes.com 12 Oct '17, 9pm

Updating maps of Singapore's waters is a tedious process and can take a team of four people months to complete. But the ma...

Straits Times reports vending machines selling ...

mothership.sg 12 Oct '17, 7am

In a step towards automating everything in Singapore, supermarket chain Giant launched 17 vending machines at their Tampin...

Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem - Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBik...

Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumpi...

mashable.com 17 Oct '17, 4am

Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne's Yarra River in one day. Suffice it...