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Jumio helps Cityscoot expand in Paris

Company provides its users easy, safe and secure ID verification for shared economy mobile scooters July 29, 2016: Jumio, the leader in digital ID verification announced Cityscoot, the mobile scooter sharing network in Paris, is getting Parisians moving by allowing users to instantly hire and drive its fleet of scooters. Cityscoot is solving the problem of driving and parking in Paris by providing a fleet...

Company provides its users easy, safe and secure ID verification for shared economy mobile scooters

July 29, 2016: Jumio, the leader in digital ID verification announced Cityscoot, the mobile scooter sharing network in Paris, is getting Parisians moving by allowing users to instantly hire and drive its fleet of scooters.

Cityscoot is solving the problem of driving and parking in Paris by providing a fleet of easy to find, rent, ride scooters. It also helps in finding a parking place for the scooters. Using the Cityscoot app, registered users can geolocate their nearest scooter, and using a four digit unlocking code, hire the scooter, take it where they need to in the city and leave it where they want.

Cityscoot has tied up with Jumio in order to scale and automate tens of thousands of transactions from launch. To use the system, customers verify and authenticate their identity using Jumio’s Netverify computer vision.

Netverify Mobile uses a variety of checks to ensure an ID is legitimate and hasn’t been manipulated, and in cases where a transaction requires an additional authentication layer, Face Match with liveness detection technology can be enabled. The Face Match technology checks for liveness by detecting small movements, ensuring that a static image isn’t being used, and then compares the customer’s face with the photo on their ID to produce a likelihood-of-match score.

With this in place, Cityscoot can allow users to rent their scooters, secure in the knowledge that they are who they say they are.

Bertrand  Fleurose, CEO and founder of Cityscoot said:  “Everything is done through the application and website in a simple, fluid and fast path, to ensure a seamless and easy to use process. Jumio met all our expectations, allowing us to verify the users identity with Face Match while ensuring compliance of foreign documents Jumio is a trusted third-party necessary to prevent errors and a decisive business strategy to accelerate the sales process.”

Robert Prigge, chief revenue officer of Jumio said: “This fantastic collaboration shows the power of Netverify to quickly and accurately verify a user’s ID, no matter where they are. Cityscoot’s need was not just authentication, but also, facial recognition, one they knew only Jumio could solve. With plans in place to expand, we are pleased to be part of this popular and fast growing new service.”

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