Bird unveils new AR tools to curb illegal parking of e-scooters

This week, escooter company Bird launched the latest technology to stop bad driving. The Bird VPS (Visual Parking System) was shown on stage at Google I/O, demonstrating the latest technology to monitor e-scooter parking.

The tool is powered by Google’s ARCore Geospatial API, which allows Bird to geo-locate parked scooters with pinpoint accuracy. This is being achieved by taking advantage of the tech giant’s years of 3D scanning, global Street View data and augmented reality technology.

Let’s see how it works and what it aims to achieve.

How does Bird VPS work?