Bird designs a new anti-theft encrypted electric scooter to resist vandals
Some foreign countries will see such phenomena: electric scooters hanging on trees, throwing them in lakes, interrupted by hotlines. When Scoot first launched its scooter in San Francisco in 2018, it said that one of the biggest problems it faced was theft and vandalism. No wonder it will have to build a tougher model to resist this abuse.
Scoot, now owned by Bird, has launched a new scooter called "Bird Two." It will first go public in San Francisco and then roll out to other cities.
The vehicle is equipped with an "automatic damage sensor" designed to detect potentially dangerous maintenance issues. It has anti-piercing tires, anti-fall brackets and "enterprise-grade anti-theft encryption." And it's designed to minimize exposed cables and screws.
The company said in a statement: "There are not too many exposed screws, which helps to create a smoother design, while also reducing injury and damage." Bird said that this feature will also help improve safety Sex (considering some people who like scooters on motorcycles, this makes sense).
Scooter companies say they are tackling "last mile" traffic problems, providing commuters with a convenient way to move through the city while helping ease road congestion and smog. But when the two companies dropped their vehicles into unsuspecting cities in 2018 without warning, many residents were angry.
The first rider began to tilt the sidewalk down at 15 mph and turned between pedestrians. They parked their cars where they liked, the sidewalks and stores were cluttered, blocking bike racks and wheelchair access. That was when the saboteur came in.
The theft was initially addressed by locking the scooter, allowing the vehicle to be fixed to a bicycle rack or utility pole. If the problem cannot be completely solved, it will temporarily pull its scooter off the street to install anti-theft firmware.
Bird Two now has these features and more. According to reports, the battery life of the new model can be extended by 50%. The company said that early data on the anti-tip stand showed it was upright 99.4% of the time. Bird added that anti-theft encryption can both stop thieves and "protect riders from potential malicious hackers."
Bird Two will replace existing electric scooters in San Francisco. The company plans to deploy 1,000 scooters in the city immediately.