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Lime working to prevent drunk scooter driving.

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2097 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 7 months ago

This industry has no shortage of problems. Then again, if this is the worst of its problems, maybe the business is going well.

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New technology to prevent drunk scooter driving?

Lime scooters are working towards technology to prevent drunk riders and protect everyone around them. They say the scooters will automatically slow down if they detect the driver isn’t staying in a straight line. So if the scooter senses wobbling, it may assume you are intoxicated. Doctors hope that this new technology will help the number of trauma cases they see.

Driver assist?

“We can just slow down the vehicle where we detect irregular driving,” he said.

“Our scooters have all kinds of sensors that can sense whether it’s driving in a straight line or whether it’s wobbling. We do the warning. We can slow it down. We’re still working on it. It’s not launched, but that’s an example of many things that we’re improving right now on the issue of data,” Boa explained.


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     3 years ago

    What a time to be alive. 

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    756 Rider Guru
     3 years ago

    This is going to lead to a lot of really trashed scooters 😂  Just imagine the rage it will throw drunk people into when it just suddenly stops. 

    Also if they really want to prevent injury they need to prevent the thing from going at ALL if the rider is drunk. I don't see any feasible way to do that...

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    205 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    I'll be curious to see how this works out. It seems like the best way to try and curb the problem, not perfect but a lot better than nothing. These things are a little scary as a pedestrian at night when the drunks are out.

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     3 years ago

    Why not just install a breathalyzer on the handle and call it good?  Why bother wobbly performance.  Maybe it's just a bad driver.

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      236 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      So every time I ride one I'm gonna have to blow into a tube that a dozen other people have blown into that day?

      No thanks. I'll go with the one I don't have to blow first.

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       3 years ago

      Why not Breathalyzer?

      • Technology is expensive and good ones require a new sensor for each test.
      • It can easily be fooled.  Just have a friend blow into it.  Or just carry a tiny air pump...or whatever people come up with to fool the system.
      • Vandalism is always a problem. plus another "something" that can break on an already expensive scooter.