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Pedestrian defense technology brakes the use of unsafe electric scooters

that is Absent It is no exaggeration to say that some users of the e-scooter sharing service are riding fairly irresponsibly. However, the new system will detect improper use of the scooter and alert the rider or stop the scooter if necessary.

This system, known as pedestrian defense, Link sharing electric scooterManufactured by the Massachusetts-based MIT spin-off company Superpedestrian.Some readers will already know the latter Copenhagen wheelConverts a regular bicycle into an electric bicycle.

Pedestrian Defense incorporates SuperFusion technology developed by California-based mobility company Navmatic. Last month, Navmatic was acquired by Superpedestrian.

Although the details of how the system works are inadequate, Super Fusion is described as a combination of raw GPS data and scooter sensor “dynamic ride data” such as speed and orientation. The onboard microprocessor uses machine learning-based algorithms to analyze all that information in real time to determine exactly where and how the scooter is on the road.

As a result, the scooter will automatically slow down or stop if the user is on the sidewalk, is on the wrong one-way street, is actively turning, or is repeatedly braking hard. To do. They are also alerted via the flashing lights and audible alarms on the scooter itself, and also receive notifications (and post-ride reports) on their smartphones.

There is no word as to whether pedestrian defense will eventually be licensed to other e-scooter sharing services

Super pedestrian

Future scooter rental discounts will apply to users who are always safe to ride, but users who continue to risk are prohibited from using shared services.

And yes, the system is also reported to warn if the rider parks in an inappropriate location, such as when blocking a driveway. In addition, scooter users can be set up to alert city authorities where they frequently violate the rules.

Pedestrian protection is explained in detail in the video below.

Pedestrian Defense-LINK Scooter by Super Pedestrian

Source: Super pedestrian



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