Tech spawned by the politics of micromobility – TechCrunch

 Tech spawned by the politics of micromobility – TechCrunch

The desire to achieve As easy as moving a shared electric scooter off the sidewalk has driven the development of some advanced technologies in the micromobility industry. Once in the geo-fence territory, scooter companies are enthusiastic about winning the competition and are now implementing technology similar to the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) commonly found in automobiles.

Operators such as Spin, Voi, Zipp, Bird and Superpedestrian are also investing in camera-based or location-based technology to detect and correct bad rider behavior. The scooter is on the sidewalk.

People riding and parking scooters on the sidewalk are a big problem for the city and form one of the main complaints from NIMBYist residents who hate change when they are in danger of tripping. Companies are trying to solve this problem with technology that effectively imposes responsibility for the rider’s actions on the operator. As a result,…

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