Segway-Ninebot’s new electric scooter can automatically drive the charger
Segway-Ninebot, a Beijing-based electric scooter manufacturer, has introduced a semi-autonomous driving model that can push itself to a charging station. According to Reuters, the company has lined up vehicles, including Uber and Lyft. Ninebot's chief executive, Gao Lufeng, explained that the model, called the KickScooter T60, will be remotely controlled from the cloud. He told the publication that it can reduce operator maintenance costs and increase the economic benefits of scooter sharing.
Scooter sharing service - paying people directly to manually collect electric cars at the end of the day so they can be recharged. Customers often park unmanned scooters at random locations near their destinations - after all - sometimes they even wander around the sidewalks, becoming a danger and obstacle to tripping people with limited mobility. A model that can drive itself to the cradle can solve the problem.
This ability also prevents scooters from being dumped in lakes, rivers and even oceans. Destroyer - throwing away many electric scooters straight into the water is enough to cause concern about how dumping vehicles can damage the waterway ecosystem. (Of course, if they are already at the bottom of the lake, they can't drive themselves to the station.)
Uber, Lyft and other potential customers may not be able to completely replace their fleet with this model because it costs 10,000 yuan ($1,420). This is much more expensive than other Ninebot models and sells for between $100 and $300. Reuters said the company will begin road testing of the model next month and expects the model to be "massively commercialized" in the first quarter of 2020.