Bird launches augmented reality-powered parking technology pilot

Micro-mobility operator Bird has announced the launch of its new parking technology, Bird Visual Parking System (VPS), which is available for free to city partners and requires zero infrastructure or technology investments on behalf of the community.

Bird VPS is a scalable, revolutionary new parking tool, powered by Google’s ARCore Geospatial API. The technology enables Bird to geo-localise parked e-scooters with pinpoint accuracy by leveraging years of Google 3D scanning, augmented reality (AR) technology and Google Maps Street View data from around the world. With this new technology, Bird riders can more accurately and precisely end their eco-friendly rides in a tidy manner while adhering to parking guidelines, in an effort to keep walkways and ramps free of obstruction.