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Uber Exploring Autonomous Bikes and Scooters [TechCrunch]

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chawes
665 Rider Guru
 Posted 4 months ago

Pretty wild. Scooters that can drive themselves to their charging stations, and redistribute themselves to wherever they are needed. So soon we'll all be dodging these as we drive around town...

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/20/uber-is-exploring-autonomous-bikes-and-scooters/

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    joeyj
    401 Driver Rider
     4 months ago

    Umm. Northeast checking in here. These will not work, not in the winter. Autonomous cars maybe have a distant shot of working in the winter, but trying to get one of these dinky scooters through slush puddles and around snow banks, automatically? Not gonna happen. I'm surprised even human operated ones work in the winter.

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      brownbear
      594 Rider
       4 months ago

      I always laugh when I see all the hype about AVs. They tested in Phoenix, and did great! Almost ready for prime time! It's like... yeah, phoenix. Does it even rain there? 😂 

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        PFontanetta
        11
         3 months ago

        Are you being sarcastic or did you forget that someone died in Phoenix by being run over by an autonomous killer Uber

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    chawes
    665 Rider Guru
     4 months ago

    One more thing: I'm tellin ya...


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    lionfool
    179 Rider Driver
     4 months ago

    Does anyone else feel kind of like.. this is too much? I mean, jeez. I'm not luddite but the thought of thousands of these things driving around the city on their own, unoccupied, is a bit unsettling.

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      kias_revenge
      131 Rider
       4 months ago

      Just wait until amazon launches its drone delivery service someday. Nowhere will be safe.

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    ShigMiyamoto
    123
     3 months ago

    So it's basically a bunch of Roombas. It makes sense.  

    Will they even be able to hop over a curb? I feel a simple twig will disrupt them and make them go in circles. 

    Oh, or will they start driving on our streets? I have a feeling they will just start getting crushed by real cars everywhere.

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    GarretCarrot
    35 Rider
     4 months ago

    Umm what?! Scooters just driving themselves around our sidewalks?! I truly cannot envision this. Will they dodge human walkers or are we expected to give way to them? Here it comes, robots are taking over the world.