SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyft today announced Mono*, the world's first wearable device to enable autonomous ride-hailing by simply raising a hand. Sporting Lyft's signature magenta, the sleek and lightweight device is worn comfortably on the hand and employs built-in sensors that track your movement to summon one of Lyft's famously friendly drivers. Mono works seamlessly with the Lyft app, freeing users from their cumbersome phone screens. Just raise, request, and ride.
"Mono is an extraordinary device that makes Lyft the only rideshare service in the world to offer autonomous ride-hailing," said Melissa Waters, Lyft's Head of Marketing. "Some argue that the first ever rideshare passenger was a hitchhiker -- using his or her thumb to hail a ride -- and Mono draws from this origin to create today's most convenient ride-hailing experience."
Features of the Mono include:
- Motion triggered LED lights that blink to indicate a match, increase in speed when your driver is en route, and pulse when he or she has arrived
- BLE technology communicates wirelessly and seamlessly, allowing users to request a ride hands-free
- A micro-controller, working in conjunction with the Lyft API, reads gyroscope and accelerometer data to request a Lyft ride
- Soft, durable neoprene maximizes flexibility for a snug fit
San Francisco-based Lyft community members can come check out Mono at the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace today until 5 p.m. PDT. The first 100 passengers** to use the ride code MONOSF will get a free ride to the demo location.
Visit lyftmono.com to learn more and have your name added to the waitlist.
Press Contact: Sunshine Sachs | [email protected]
*Happy April Fool's Day! While we don't have plans to sell Mono devices, it is both a real, working product, and an April Fool's prank that we hope made people laugh. The San Francisco event is real and we invite the San Francisco community to stop by the booth until 5pm PDT.
**For the first 100 new and existing users to redeem this code will be valid for up to $10 off one (1) ride in San Francisco (within a quarter mile of the Ferry Building), on March 30, 2017 between 8am and 5pm PDT. Cannot be combined with other discount codes. Does not apply to tips, cancellation fees, damage charges, or taxes. The Lyft Terms of Service apply: https://www.lyft.com/terms.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to affecting positive change for the future of our cities.