Superpedestrian, as you may remember from the Copenhagen wheel, comes into an electric scooter ridesharing. But instead of trying to compete with Lime, Uber or Lyfts juggernautrar, the Cambridge-based company is instead paying attention to making the scooter’s hardware that everyone else uses to expand their fleets.
The result is an electric scooter with a Vehicle Intelligence system that monitors the scooter hardware and reports back to a cloud-based fleet monitoring system. Support tickets can be lifted automatically when the hardware fails, reducing the time it takes to get a scooter repaired and the system can also set down parking or speed restrictions remotely, giving its restrictions to comply with the city’s statutory statutes.
All this monitoring and analysis means that Superpedestrian estimates that the scooter should be between nine and 1
8 months of commercial use and has a 60-mile range which would mean that it will be between three and seven days between charges. There are great claims, but as the electric scooter mania shows some signs of slowing down, there are considerations that will continue to be important.