On May 18, 2021, TIER was selected as one of London's self-service electric scooter operators. A trial began in June in the English capital.
The competition was tough but TIER was able to make the difference.
The rise of micro-mobility raises questions in terms of safety. Indeed, in 2017, the Road Safety had counted 178 light injuries, 99 people hospitalized and 5 killed among users of rollers and scooters in France. This figure continues to increase from year to year.
The fact that wearing a helmet is not compulsory and that there are no constraints related to lighting or visibility are a problem.
Since its creation, the German start-up prioritizes the safety of its users and this played in its favor during the call for tender.
TIER MOBILITY is the only operator to offer scooters with integrated helmets.
"Authorities and users expect us to be able to provide very concrete answers to these concerns. That's why I'm very proud that Tier is the first company to offer an innovation that changes the way the sector is used and considerably strengthens the safety of users," says Alexander Souter, Managing Director of Tier in France.
Indeed, a year ago, the self-service electric scooter operator partnered with Overade.
Specialized in bike accessories, Overade offers the PLIXI FIT folding helmet.
This innovative helmet meets the European standard CE EN1078, the mandatory standard for all bicycle helmets. To meet this standard, several aspects must be taken into account, including the field of vision, shock absorption, the retention system, as well as the marking and information.
The PLIXI FIT helmet is foldable. Its volume is divided by 3 when folded, making it unique and so practical.
"It forms a small ogive of 21 cm in length, 11 cm in width and 16 cm in height", describes Clément Cailleau, co-founder of Overade.
For optimal comfort, the approved helmet is equipped with lockable dividers and an adjustable occipital support system.
TIER scooters with integrated helmets are equipped with a number of state-of-the-art features that help reduce risk and ensure a safe ride.
Equipped with warning lights, shock absorbers, the industry's largest wheel, triple brakes, and dual kickstands, the scooters provide a safer experience for riders.
To ensure a proper level of hygiene, PLIXI FIT helmets come with a hygienic cap and are disinfected daily by the teams during battery changes.
In addition, the micro-mobility operator offers an anti-bacterial technology with a copper surface on the handlebars of its electric scooters. This innovative material eliminates 99.8% of bacteria in a few minutes thanks to its self-disinfecting properties.
In the urban mobility market, this innovation represents a major step towards safer journeys.