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GIRA Case Study - First Shared Bike Service in Lisbon

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

Focus BC developed a safety sensing system for Emel to provide answers about the treatment and availability of thousands of data in real-time.


Emel is a municipal company that aims to manage Mobility and Parking in the city of Lisbon.

In 2017 the company launched a Bike sharing project called GIRA, a solution that includes a network of shared bikes, providing new mobility to the city of Lisbon. This public bicycle sharing system is a great way to travel around and explore the city.


With the business growing, Emel's main challenge is to manage all the bicycles and stations in real-time and ensure a functional system. This management is dependent on loading and treatment of thousands of data per second, already having prior knowledge of the position and other characteristics of bicycles.


  • Visualization and monitoring of bicycles in real-time;

  • Implementation of an alarm system connected with the state of the bicycles and stations allowing a faster action;

  • Mapping and understanding of population lifestyle in the city;

  • Support in the planning of new bike stations.


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