User authentication and access control for bike sharing

User authentication and access control for bike sharing

Bike share systems are springing up in urban centers, large campuses and tourist destinations around the globe. Bike sharing (and its sibling, scooter sharing) provide a convenient and economical transportation option that bridges the gap between public mass transit and taxi or ride share services.

For communities and companies implementing bike share programs, the biggest challenge is balancing the need to provide efficient access for authorized users and the need to protect highly portable assets from theft, vandalism and unauthorized use. User authentication and access control systems can help bike share companies and system managers achieve both aims.

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