A Bike-Share is a service in which bikes are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or for free. Bike-shares allow people to borrow a bike from a "dock" and return it either to the same dock or at another dock belonging to the same system.
Docks are accommodated with special bike racks that lock the bike, and only release it by computer control. The user enters payment information, and the computer unlocks a bike. The user returns the bike by placing it in the dock, which locks it in place. The AUC bike-share has a smartphone application integrated with AUC Mobile App that shows nearby available bikes, open docks, and allows payment using the AUC Coin System.