Lime is currently testing a new technology on its Parisian electric scooters. By analyzing various data such as the angle and acceleration of the vehicle, these are now able to detect when a second passenger has boarded. If necessary, they will gradually stop by themselves.
Since their arrival in urban areas, electric scooters have fascinated as much as they annoy. If the latter have quickly become a means of transport acclaimed by the French, some are alerted to the safety risks they present, both for their driver and for pedestrians. Several cities have not hesitated to take drastic measures, for example by prohibiting their presence on the sidewalks.
Lime, one of the leaders in the rental of electric scooters in France, is therefore doing everything possible to comply with these changing legislations. In the summer of 2022, the American company notably developed Lime Vision, an innovation capable of detecting when the user is walking on a sidewalk. Today, the firm presents a new technology aimed once again at improving the safety of road users.
Lime wants to end electric scooters with two passengers
It is not uncommon in town to cross paths with an electric scooter carrying two passengers. However, the practice can be particularly dangerous, the balance of the vehicle being necessarily altered. This practice will soon be a thing of the past, at least on Lime scooters. Indeed, the firm unveiled “Single Rider Recognition Technology”, its latest innovation capable of detecting the number of passengers on a scooter.
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To do this, the vehicle analyzes various data such as acceleration and angle, which can change when a second passenger is present. If the scooter finds that more than one user is on the handlebars, it will automatically stop after a gradual deceleration. “With this new technology, we are once again proving our desire to go in the direction of regulation”, declared Hadi Karam, General Manager of Lime France. We remind you that people riding two on an electric scooter are liable to a fine of 35 €.
Source: Le Parisien