For the new and ever-changing world of shared mobility, fleet size caps on the number of vehicles within a geographical area are a common requirement within city policy. However, cap regulations are still early and there isn’t yet an industry standard when it comes to how and when caps should be counted and what exactly counts towards the cap.

Therefore, Remix has been developing its own method and definition together with city partners and mobility providers. This definition is expected to evolve over time since caps have such an important role in the ecosystem.

Methodology

When does Remix count?

  • Every 5 minutes during operating hours (i.e. 6AM to 10PM is the default but operating hours can be customized per City). Remix counts the number of scooters that are within the city boundary. 

What is counted? 

  • By default, we count stationary vehicles on the street as well as vehicles on active trips - only if the trip started within the city boundary (according to MDS trip records). For stationary vehicles, we count vehicles that report a status of  available  or  unavailable  (i.e. out of service) from the time of that event until the vehicle reports another event, or until 10 days has passed and they are considered lost (read more about lost vehicles here). 
  • However, depending on the City's policy, we can count only available vehicles, which excludes unavailable vehicles.` This can be customized per City. 

What metrics does Remix display and for what time periods? 

Key metrics

  • The fleet size cap limit set by the City ("cap") 
  • Fleet size average over the time period ("period average") 
  • Highest average fleet size on a specific date ("highest day") 
  • Average number of vehicles per day peaks ("X vehicles on this day (average)" by hovering over graph) 

Time periods

  • monthly defaults like the last few individual months
  • custom: use the calendar to choose any time period
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