Shared bike and e-scooter programs hold a lot of promise—they could get city residents out of their cars and into the groove of embracing emissions-free transportation. But that’s not going to happen if the backlash against scooters—critics say they clutter sidewalks, impede and endanger pedestrians, and are just plain annoying—continues. It’s also not going to happen if scooter riders can’t locate a scooter when they need one most. You can’t substitute a scooter for your car if there isn’t a scooter anywhere nearby when you need it. advertisement advertisement Dmitry Shevelenko, a former director of business development at Uber, has a solution: Let the scooters drive themselves. As the now president and founder of Tortoise (alongside cofounder David Graham), he’s created technology to let people remotely control e-scooters, directing them to their homes or to designated scooter parking spots in cities and suburbs. This, he says, will not only solve the street clutter and convenience issues of shared e-scooters but also their operators’ financial troubles. “There’s not a single operator that’s making any money today,” Shevelenko says, “and a big part of that is their single biggest daily operating expense is moving the scooters and e-bikes to get recharged every… Read full this story
- Hundreds lose their driving licenses during Oktoberfest e-scooter mayhem
- Hundreds lose licenses for drunk-driving e-scooters at Oktoberfest event
- Mobility scooter test could have prevented our mum's death
- Teenager caught speeding on electric scooter given six points on future driving licence
- Your child can get six penalty points from riding a scooter – even if they don’t have a driving licence
- Electric scooters are coming to London
- NJ cops bust man for drunk driving — on e-scooter
- Are electric scooters the future of inner city transport?
- SCOOTER KILLING: Court investigates after rider ploughs into elderly woman in Spain
- Most popular tricks motorists use to try cover up drink-driving – but they DON’T work
It was inevitable: the scooters are now driving themselves have 330 words, post on www.fastcompany.com at October 15, 2019. This is cached page on Business Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.