BDS Taps Joyride Tech for Rapid Deployment

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Blue Duck Taps Joyride tech to power rapid fleet expansion

Joyride’s tools facilitate Blue Duck’s deployment to new markets

San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 2019 — Blue Duck Scooters has adopted Joyride’s platform for managing fleet operations and rider experience. Joyride is a global leader in Mobility as a Service (Maas) whose applications enable Blue Duck’s rapid deployment as it doubles the size of its fleet of scooters in coming weeks.

Joyride’s software solution includes the user app that riders download and configure to unlock Blue Duck’s scooters on their iOS and Android devices; the operator app that allows the field operations team to manage the fleet; and the web-based administrative dashboard which integrates payment processing and gives Blue Duck full control of all aspects of fleet management and customer support.

Blue Duck Chief Executive Officer Eric Bell said, “Joyride’s industry-leading innovative platform is more secure, more reliable, and more scalable than our previous software solution.” He added, “Blue Duck will become the partner-of-choice for cities, universities, and companies worldwide by offering our riders an exceptional experience they can’t get elsewhere. Joyride will be an integral component of meeting that objective.”

With Joyride’s geofencing, Blue Duck can quickly roll out its fleet in full compliance with local ordinances, restricting its operations to those areas permitted by law and in observance of any local curfew regulations. Joyride’s built-in Mobility Data Specification (MDS) and General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) APIs enable Blue Duck to share ridership data with its municipal partners. Finally, Joyride’s hardware-agnostic platform allows Blue Duck to manage its fleet of scooters that consists of a blend of makes and models from different vendors.

Vince Cifani, Founder and CEO of Toronto-based Joyride said, “The folks at Blue Duck have a compelling vision for the future of micromobility. We are honored to partner with them in delivering an exceptional rider experience in all of their markets.”

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Blue Duck Scooters is a San Antonio-based company with fleets of electric scooters in several cities in Texas and Florida. More information and links to their apps can be found on their website at www.flyblueduck.com.

Joyride is the world’s leading micromobility platform, with a presence in over 50 cities and five continents. Launched in 2015 as a platform for bike share operators, Joyride has worked with governments, large-scale operators, and startups around the world to launch micromobility fleets and reduce the global carbon footprint. Learn how to bring micromobility to your city at www.Joyride.city.

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BDS Orders 2,200 Scooters

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, August 20, 2019 — Blue Duck is proud to announce it has ordered its next generation of scooters from ACTON, a San Francisco Bay area-based innovative tech company offering MaaS (Mobility as a Service) solution packages. The company is adding 2,200 ACTON M Pro Electric Scooters to its fleet in the coming weeks.

Photo of ACTON M-Pro electric scooter
ACTON M-Pro electric scooter

Blue Duck Chief Innovation Officer Andre Champagne said, “The new Blue Duck is an incredible advancement in the evolution of the e-scooter commercial-grade fleet asset. The M Pro’s transformational front fork suspension, wider deck, low center of gravity and intuitive two-stage braking will offer the rider a smoother, more stable ride in unpredictable urban streetscapes.” With a 575 watt engine and a 37% larger battery, the new scooters will have a range of more than 30 miles.

“The ACTON M Pro is a significant upgrade to the urban e-scooter experience,” said Blue Duck CEO Eric Bell. “Riders will enjoy greater safety and increased confidence on our new ducks,” he added.

Mr. Bell said that Blue Duck has been working with ACTON for more than eight months, “and they consistently go the extra mile to provide the best solutions in the business and best possible customer experience. They deliver on time and help us with deployment of large fleets to make sure the vehicles hit the streets without a hitch.”

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Blue Duck Scooters is a San Antonio-based company with fleets of electric scooters in several cities in Texas and Florida. More information and links to their apps can be found on their website at www.flyblueduck.com.

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BDS Hires CIO, HR Director

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, August 13, 2019 — Blue Duck Scooters has added two new members to its leadership team, and promoted another.

Andre Champagne
Andre Champagne

Joining the company as Chief Innovation Officer is Andre J. Champagne, founder and former CEO of Hollywood Trucks. Mr. Champagne will be responsible for driving product development and market development through innovation.

As founder of Hollywood Trucks, Mr. Champagne built a company dedicated to providing the entertainment industry with state-of-the-art and eco-friendly logistics and transportation services. During his tenure, Mr. Champagne’s innovations led to the world’s first “off-grid” trailers, called Ecoluxe, which obtained multiple patents and global recognition.

“I chose to join Blue Duck Scooters because I am very excited about micro-mobility, which is poised to change the world and transform economies. Our children will not look at cars as we do today; micro-mobility is the future of transportation,” said Mr. Champagne.

Adrienne Beck
Adrienne Beck

Also joining the leadership team is Director of Human Resources, Adrienne Beck. Ms. Beck is a global human resources leader with a broad range of experience guiding the development of human resources for several large international corporations.

CEO Eric Bell said he was excited to welcome Adrienne and Andre on board. “I am thrilled we are able to attract such accomplished individuals to enhance our team of talented leaders as we expand our fleet across the state of Texas and beyond,” he said. “Not only is Blue Duck adding world-class talent to our leadership team, we are also on track to  become the scooter partner of choice for cities, universities and companies worldwide.”

Akeem Brown head shot
Akeem Brown

Blue Duck has also promoted Akeem Brown to Senior Director of Government Partnerships building on the success he has achieved as Government Relations Manager and Director of Government Partnerships. Mr. Bell said, “Akeem has been vital to our early success establishing partnerships with the cities we serve. His ability to work with all stakeholders to craft micro-mobility solutions unique to each of our markets is a critical element for our growth moving forward.”

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Blue Duck Scooters is a San Antonio-based company with fleets of electric scooters in several cities in Texas and Florida. More information and links to their apps can be found on their website at www.flyblueduck.com.

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