Using technology to nip reckless e-scooter usage in the bud

Personal Mobility Devices (PMD), specifically e-scooter use, has been a hot-button topic recently, with passionate views on both sides of the debate.On one hand, we still read about tragic accidents caused by reckless e-scooter usage. Despite the recent introduction of regulations to manage e-scooter usage, a minority of e-scooter owners continue to disregard these rules...

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Life as an Intern at Beam

There is a saying that goes, “the intern is the lowest life-form of a human being”. But here at Beam, the intern thrives (we’re not being paid to say any of this) (yes we are)! As Beam’s first wave of interns have started and ended their chapter together, we’ve decided to reflect on our experiences here; the good, the bad and everything in-between. 

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Beaming into Christchurch

Christchurch e-scooter riders will soon have a new choice of provider when micro-mobility company Beam lands in mid-June. Beam is expanding its operations and making Christchurch its first launch site in New Zealand, with plans to expand its fleet to other cities throughout the year. Beam was successful in April when it was awarded a permit to operate in Christchurch’s sister city of Adelaide in South Australia, after Australia’s first competitive tender process for e-scooters.

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An Open Letter to Adelaide

To the people of Adelaide, I’m very excited to bring the Beam e-scooter sharing service to you starting this week. I’d like to give a huge thanks to the Adelaide City Council for running a fair and competitive tender process, with safe e-scooter rides at the forefront of the assessment criteria.

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Why the Future of Mobility is Electric

It’s a fact the world over – cities are growing. Indeed, it’s estimated that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030. As more people move into urban areas for better job opportunities and increased lifestyle options, cities have faced growing pains ranging from skyrocketing rents to increased air pollution to hours-long commutes due to traffic jams and overcrowded public transit during peak hours.

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Beam x foodpanda Press Release

Beam, a Singapore-based startup bringing innovation to the personal mobility sharing space, is partnering with leading meal delivery service foodpanda to offer more food delivery transportation options for its riders. Beam will be providing twenty of its e-scooters during a three-month trial phase for foodpanda’s delivery riders to use, in order to equip the service and its team members with greater access to delivery options.

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Why eScooters Are the Future of Transportation

With the rise of the sharing economy taking the world by storm, it’s clear there has been a shift away from ownership – especially within urban transit – and toward communal sharing. By making affordable, eco-friendly, convenient self-drive transport options available, we believe we’re contributing to the sharing economy and the overall health of the cities we operate in.

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