Bird Levels Up Micromobility ID Verification with AU10TIX to Prevent Underage Riding


“With great power comes great responsibility.”

January 5, 2021 — Today, Bird published the following blog to announce its partnership with AU10TIX: The classic Peter Parker Principle from Marvel’s Spider-Man can aptly be applied to micromobility companies’ mutual obligation to prevent underage riding. After all, while shared e-scooters offer a fun, safe and sustainable ride, they need to be handled responsibly to ensure the safety of the entire community. 

That’s where Bird’s industry-first partnership with AU10TIX comes in. 

We’ve partnered with the global leader in digital identity verification to raise the bar on real-time ID scanning. Bird’s new AU10TIX-powered ID Scan employs deep learning to ensure every rider uses a unique, valid and authentic ID when creating an account. For an added layer of protection, it can even be paired with the Selfie Match feature we’re deploying.

Autonomous authentication can now be completed in just 8 seconds using zero bias, ultra-fast processing with advanced high-grade precision. That’s 20x faster than other operators, allowing Bird to quickly identify and help prevent issues of fraudulent behavior and underage riding with pinpoint accuracy.

“AU10TIX is proud to partner with Bird to enhance micromobility safety for riders around the world,” said Carey O’Connor Kolaja, CEO of AU10TIX and one of FinTech Magazine’s Top 10 Women in FinTech. “Our proprietary ID verification technology supports thousands of official ID types, meaning Bird riders around the world will be able to instantly authenticate their accounts and get moving. When two industry leaders come together to ensure that safety guidelines are respected efficiently, everyone wins.”

We’ll be rolling out our new micromobility ID Scan and Selfie Match solution built with AU10TIX in January. The announcement of these latest safety features comes just weeks after Bird unveiled our new Autonomous Emergency Braking system, the micromobility industry’s first active safety technology.

About BIRD

Bird designs a vehicle sharing platform that provides affordable transportation solutions to communities across the world. The company’s platform coordinates with cities to provide citizens with access to shared personal electric vehicles that can be picked up and dropped off anywhere, enabling users to receive sustainable and environment-friendly local transport.

About AU10TIX

AU10TIX, an identity management company headquartered in Israel, provides critical, modular solutions to link physical and digital identities so that companies and their customers can confidently connect. Over the last decade, AU10TIX has become the preferred partner for customer onboarding and customer verification automation and we continue to work on the edge of what’s next for the future of identity’s role in society. Our proprietary technology provides results in less than 8 seconds, allowing companies to onboard faster, prevent fraud, meet compliance mandates, and, importantly, establish trust with their customers. We recently announced an $80M investment from TPG and Oak ft/hc to fuel growth and innovation. AU10TIX is a subsidiary of ICTS International N.V. For more information, visit AU10TIX.com.