Nowadays, it has become customary to see people traveling within large cities using electric scooters. More and more companies are offering this type of service, despite the many controversies they have created.
One of the largest companies in this segment is Lime, which is also operating in UK. In addition to being one of the market leaders, it is also one of the most innovative, and now has a new feature under test that, you will be able to recognize if you are walking on the sidewalk.
This is one of the major problems of these services, together with the large volume of injuries that it causes. However, it is also important to note that these two events are often linked.
Lime is the first company to implement this type of technology
Currently, they are just carrying out a test phase in the city of San Francisco, in the United States. Apparently, severe punishments are not being implemented, only warnings are displayed for users who constantly break the rule.
However, travel reports are shared with the authorities, in an attempt to ascertain which areas of the city may require the creation of cycle paths.
Although it has not been revealed exactly how this system works, they basically take advantage of the information on the speed of the scooter and the accelerometer to be able to determine whether the user is on the tour or not. The company says it can successfully reach a need of up to 95%.
For now, the interaction with the police seems to be only for the collection of statistical data, but it is possible that in the future they will implement tougher measures.
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