Technology firm Aeris has announced that it’s partnering with Okinawa Scooters to provide safety and security features on the next generation of electric two-wheelers. The partnership will bring connected and green transportation to India as the country aims to reach 100 percent electric vehicles by 2030.
While Okinawa focuses on safety and security features for the consumer segment, the integration of Aeris enables features like insights on Trips, Alerts, Driver Behaviour, Find My Scooter, Secure Park and SOS on Okinawa’s vehicles. This will thus help users to immobilise their vehicle remotely in the event of theft.
For enterprise users, the partnership will yield in safety and productivity of their riders.
As of now, Okinawa manufactures high-speed EVs with a focus on safety and security in order to reduce the Carbon Dioxide imprint on the planet. Aeris, on the other hand, offers end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions and services for the automobile, insurance, healthcare, utilities and manufacturing industries.
With this development, Okinawa Scooters’ Ridge+ & i-Praise scooters are now connected scooters which are enabled with Aeris’ Mobility Platform.
Speaking about the latest development, Aeris India President, Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar said “Keeping in line with India’s vision for 100% electric vehicles by 2030, Aeris, India started investing in the Aeris Mobility Platform (AMP) for the electric vehicle segment, last year. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that the fruits of our investments are now realized with the commencement of our engagement with Okinawa. We are enabling the Indian electric vehicle OEMs to become future ready with our globally proven AMP offering”.
Okinawa Scooters MD, Jeetender Sharma also commented saying “As we move into the Internet-of-Things world, such vehicles which have AI and machine learning incorporated within their functional mechanism are required to keep the user ahead of the curve. Vehicles would need to be equipped to engage easily with devices such as smartphones and laptops, and have in-built mechanisms such as geo-fencing or remote ignition control to provide complete security. Such vehicles will also contribute to reducing the burden of the government on dedicated security allocation and can act as a foot soldier for the rider themselves. Our 2 flagship models Ridge+ & i-Praise are now connected scooters with the support provided by Aeris connected technology”.