SOURCE: Jumio, Inc.

Jumio, Inc.

July 28, 2016 08:00 ET

Jumio Helps Cityscoot Bring Va-Va-Vroom to the Streets of Paris

Company Provides Users Easy, Safe, Secure ID Verification for Shared Economy Scooters, Rented from Customers' Mobile Devices

PALO ALTO, CA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2016) - Jumio, Corp. the leader in digital ID verification today announced Cityscoot -- the mobile scooter sharing network in Paris -- has looked to Jumio to verify and authenticate the identities of thousands of Parisian customers who are able to instantly hire and drive its fleet of scooters.

Cityscoot is solving the problem of congested Paris driving and parking by providing a fleet of easy to find, rent, ride and park scooters. Using the Cityscoot app, registered users can geolocate their nearest scooter, and using a four-digit unlocking code, hire the scooter, take it where they need to in the city and leave it where they want.

When the service experienced a surge in growth, the company needed to scale and automate tens of thousands of transactions. Given Jumio's leadership in the space -- with more than 30 million ID verifications and authentications completed to-date -- Cityscoot looked to Jumio's Netverify™ computer vision technology to provide a seamless and secure method to accurately authenticate the identity of Cityscoot users.

Netverify Mobile uses a variety of checks to ensure an ID is legitimate and hasn't been manipulated. In cases where a transaction requires an additional authentication layer, Face Match with liveness detection technology can be enabled. The Face Match technology checks for liveness by detecting small movements, ensuring that a static image isn't being used, and then compares the customer's face with the photo on their ID to produce a likelihood-of-match score. Validation and Face Matching happens on average in under 90 seconds and has given Cityscoot the high level of security they need to ensure that their fleet isn't stolen or damaged by fraudulent users.

With this validation in place, Cityscoot can allow users to rent their scooters, secure in the knowledge that they are who they say they are.

"Our model is based on two principles: no charging stations to take and return the scooters; and no physical agencies where users have to walk in to register and rent," said Bertrand Fleurose, CEO and Founder Cityscoot. "Everything is done through the application and website in a simple, fluid and fast path, to ensure the process is easy to use and understand. Jumio's model not only aligned with our seamless business model, the company has met all of our expectations; allowing us to verify users' identity with Face Match, while ensuring compliance of foreign documents. Jumio is a staple technology in our business strategy, and has not only allowed us to prevent errors, its Netverify solution has also helped to accelerate the sales process."

"This fantastic collaboration shows the power of Netverify to quickly and accurately verify a user's ID, no matter where they are," said Robert Prigge, Chief Revenue Officer, Jumio. "Cityscoot's need was not just authentication, the company was also in search of a solution offering facial recognition, which is where they knew Jumio could deliver. With plans in place to expand, we are pleased to be part of this popular and fast growing new service."

About Jumio
Jumio delivers the next-generation in digital ID verification, enabling businesses to reduce fraud and increase revenue while providing a fast, seamless customer experience. Jumio uses computer vision technology to verify credentials issued by over 200 countries in real time web and mobile transactions. Jumio's solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, retail, travel and online gaming sectors. Funded by Centana Growth Partners and based in Palo Alto, California, Jumio operates globally, with offices in the US and Europe, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for innovation.

For more information, please visit www.jumio.com.