New Delhi: Personal mobility devices seller Bird Mobility on Tuesday announced new environmental friendly green personal transportation vehicles for the India market.
Bird Mobility will be exclusively distributing small electric vehicles (SeV) Go cycle, Ninebot products, Bird Board Drifter scooter, Acton’s M scooter, Rocket skate and Blink (power skate board) in addition to the Segway Personal Transporter (PT) in the Indian market.
“At Bird Mobility we focus on offering innovative solutions by bringing in best global brands that are known for developing safe, unique products thus redefining personal transportation for consumers and businesses in India,” said business head Rony Abraham in a statement.
Gocycle is an automotive lightweight electric bicycle while Bird Board is an electric self-balancing skateboard, the statement added.
The company is also adding Segway Personal Transporters GEN II special edition models Ninebot E and Ninebot One that are smaller versions of Bird Segway Personal Transporter (PT) to its portfolio of products.
Retailing via a dedicated e-commerce portal and through existing e-commerce players in the future is also an option for Bird Mobility, the statement added.
Bird Mobility pioneered the sale of personal mobility devices Segway Personal Transporters.
As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation will train nearly 1,00,000 Indians to spot false information and provide tips and tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp.
The co-created curriculum, which includes real-world anecdote tools that can be used to verify a forwarded message and actions that users can take like reporting problematic content to fact checkers and other law enforcement agencies, will be disseminated in multiple regional languages.
“We are excited to expand our partnerships with civil society to advance crucial digital literacy skills that can help combat misinformation share on WhatsApp,” Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp, said in a statement.
“This training educates people throughout India to be mindful of the messages they receive and to verify the facts before forwarding,” he added.
The training will be imparted by volunteers from NASSCOM Foundation who will launch the “each one teach three” campaign that mandates every volunteer to share their learnings with three more persons leading to a network effect.
These volunteers will post their takeaways from the workshops on their social media handles to increase the reach of these safety messages.
The first training will be on March 27 in Delhi and will be followed by more planned interventions like hosting training workshops for representatives from rural and urban areas along with roadshows across numerous colleges.
“The use of technology platforms like WhatsApp are inherently meant to foster social good, harmony, and collaboration, but are sadly being used by a small number of miscreants to entice anger and hatred by spreading false and doctored information,” Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said.