FAQ

What is Futupilot ?

FUTUPILOT is a community project, an innitiative from the crowd. It’s creating a global ecosystem for effective bike sharing and rental. The goal is to provide a bicycle to anyone, anywhere and at all times, for a small fee. Anyone who owns a FUTUPILOT lock can rent their bike through the FUTUPILOT app. The consumer side of the app allows people to pick up and rent a bike for a small fee.

 

What is the FUTUPILOT Lock and how it works?

FUTUPILOT LOCK is probably the safest bike lock ever invented. With the FUTUPILOT LOCK, you can easily lock your precious bike and offer it for bike sharing in the FUTUPILOT APP. The lock instantly becomes a solid part of any bike. Two flexible tentacles lock in to the main body which has an integrated GPS module. If one of the tentacles is disrupted, a super loud alarm goes on. An SMS text message with GPS coordinates of the bike is instantly sent to the owner in case of violation. Bike sharing is managed by the Futupilot App, which will be available in the Apple Store and Google Play soon. Pre-order Futupilot and become one of the first pioneers in online bike sharing in the world.

 

What is Futupilot App and how it works?

Bike sharing is managed by the Futupilot App, which will be available in the Apple Store and Google Play soon. The app allows you to easily find an available bike, unlock it with your smartphone and pay a small fee for the time spent using it. You can comfortably find your way with the in-built navigation to the nearest coffeeshop, restaurant, store or a sight, … where you can lock your bike or just enjoy a cup of freshly brewed espresso. You can even get suggestions for safe spots to lock your bike or use the app to ride your own bike.

 

When will the FutuPilot Lock and Futupilot App become available?

Futupilot Lock and Futupilot App are in development right now. Our goal is to build a FutuPilot community, an initiative from the crowd. We’re looking to find new supporters, innovators, ambassadors, and together achieve the best possible parameters for FutuPilot Lock and FutuPilot App (Price, Safety, Design). The plan is to have both the FutuPilot Lock and the FutuPilot App ready in early 2017.

 

How can I become a member of the FutuPilot community?

Subscribe to our newsletter and we will keep you closely informed. You can become an active member by pre-ordering the FutuPilot Lock. The more people pre-order the lock, the lower the price of the lock is going to be. We want everyone to be able to join the FutuPilot bike sharing community, no matter whether you’re a businessman or a student.

You can even become a FutuPilot ambassador – a bike enthusiast, activist, blogger – who wants to change the world. Join us and we will join you!

 

Can I still suggest improvements for the FutuPilot Lock and the FutuPilot App?
Yes. You can still send us suggestions and improvement ideas. FutuPilot Lock will be in development for a few more weeks and we are open to listen to your feedback. FutuPilot App will be constantly improved and updated. If you are in innovator, we’re waiting for you.

 

How much is FutuPilot Lock?

The starting price of Futupilot Lock is 50€. Our number one goal is to lower the price by the growing number of orders. The idea of FutuPilot is to provide the Locks for the price of manufacture, therefore, we won’t be making any profit off it. Customers, who purchase the Lock at the initial price will be given credit (to purchase additional locks) if the price of the Lock lowers with the growing number of orders.

 

Why should I pay for Futupilot Lock in advance?
Our goal is to build a community, which will identify with the FutuPilot vision. We offer an option to pre-order the FutuPilot Lock so we can start producing as many locks as possible at the most reasonable price. We want everyone to be able to join and easily become an independent entrepreneur.

 

When will I receive my FutuPilot Lock order, if I pre-order now?
We will be delivering first FutuPilot Locks in early 2017.

 

Is there a money-back guarantee?
Yes, we offer a money back guarantee if we fail to deliver the lock, according to our Terms & Conditions. If we achieve to re-negotiate the price of the lock with the manufacturer, we will refund the difference to you in form of credit (to purchase additional locks).

 

Can I use Futupilot Lock and App even on my own bike?
Yes, it’s ideal to start and test out the FutuPilot Lock on your own bike first. The Private mode allows in the app allow you to do that, among other things. You can decide, if you want to start with bike sharing or not. If you don’t feel like doing it, you can keep using the FutuPilot Lock as a regular, super-safe lock to lock your bike.

 

How can I rent a bike with FutuPilot bike sharing?
Simply download the FutuPilot App. The app allows you to easily find an available bike, unlock it with your smartphone and pay a small fee for the time spent using it. You can comfortably find your way with the in-built navigation to the nearest coffeeshop, restaurant, store or a sight, … where you can lock your bike or just enjoy a cup of freshly brewed espresso. You can even get suggestions for safe spots to lock your bike or use the app to ride your own bike.

 

How can I start with Futupilot as a bike sharing partner?
Pre-order a FutuPilot lock, or even multiple locks. Obtain a few bikes and make sure they work fine and there aren’t any problems. Spread them out across the town at your favorite spots. Register as a partner with the FutuPilot App, register your bikes and submit their location.

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