There has been a significant increase in the auto industry over the years. With the advancement of artificial intelligence and autonomous technology, automakers are turning to driverless vehicles to develop autonomous cars. Not only autonomous vehicles but also vehicles are striving for sustainable transport. The development of e-scooters is a crucial step towards long-term sustainability. Electric scooters are defined as the future of urban mobility. They are eco-friendly, noiseless and pollution-free. Since these scooters are already gaining traction, many e-scooter manufacturers are now developing semi-autonomous e-scooters that can be driven autonomously without human intervention.
Understanding the key developments that have propelled micromobility over the past several years will not only provide valuable insights into where the industry is heading but also into how we can successfully design it to meet the needs of current and future riders.
Understands semi-autonomous vehicles
Semi-autonomous vehicles are vehicles that require the least amount of human intervention. They usually use advanced driver assistant technologies to reduce the effort required to handle the vehicle.
Concerns about improved safety and security continue to strengthen consumer demand for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle technologies. The use of these technologies may vary in different regions. For example, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Adaptive Front Lights (AFL), Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), Lane Keep Assist (LKA).
Electric scooters, dockless, shared bikes, and other vehicle types significantly reduce the physical footprints required to move people from one place to another over relatively short distances. These vehicle services are called Micro Mobility, and these services resonate with customers, as evidenced by the rapid adoption of them over the past few months.
As electric scooters become ubiquitous in the modern transport ecosystem, giving them a kind of autonomy significantly changes the e-scooter landscape.
Provides autonomy for e-scooters
Understand the value of automated technologies that key players in the electric scooter industry have to follow. Tortoise, an autonomous delivery company, manufactures technology that integrates driverless and remote control features. These features are often integrated into any vehicle type – e-scooter and shared dockless vehicles. The goal is to allow rental scooters and bikes currently scattered around cities to be self-deployed in areas where they can be easily adapted, simplified for recovery, charged and replaced. Autonomous vehicles that travel without direct human intervention will significantly reduce the major logistical burden on companies. They will reduce the noise on the streets and sidewalks to the cities.