Tag Archives: Safety

Bird Two adds ‘Beginner Mode’ to increase safety for new riders

Bird has launched Beginner Mode, a new safety feature built for the Bird Two alongside autonomous emergency braking, skid detection and the IP68-rated waterproof battery. Beginner Mode is a gentle acceleration option that lets new riders gradually work their way up to full speed. It is aimed at riders who …

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Voi teams up with DriveTech for online road safety module

Voi has teamed up with DriveTech to deliver a training programme to support its commitment to safe e-scooter use. “Together, we created an online learning module to help our riders and the public become familiar with e-scooters, identify risks on the road, and learn what they can do to encourage …

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Micromobility safety app Busby partners with Team Qhubeka ASSOS

Micromobility safety app Busby has partnered with Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Busby, launched in November 2019 by Liverpool-born friends Barry Green, James Duffy and Kirk Ryan, aims to make bike riding, as well as other sports and activities, safer. The app works with the sensors in your phone. If a user …

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Tier partners with safety app Busby to create rapid response system for riders involved in incidents

Tier has partnered with micromobility safety app Busby to create a rapid response system for riders involved in incidents on the road. The feature is the latest in a series of initiatives introduced by Tier to improve safety standards and protection for riders and other road users. Liverpool-based start-up Busby …

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Bird develops skid detection system to encourage safe e-scooter riding

Bird has developed a skid detection system to help encourage safe and compliant e-scooter riding. Skidding tyres can have several causes, the company said, including hazardous riding behaviour, excessive braking force and worn tyres or tyre tread. The system will help proactively alert its operations teams to any of these …

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Tier offering private e-scooter owners chance to trade in vehicles for ride credit

Tier is offering private e-scooter owners the chance to trade in their vehicles to be recycled or repurposed, in exchange for ride credit with the company. The operator has launched the scheme to discourage the illegal use of private e-scooters on UK roads, giving private owners the opportunity to enjoy …

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Bird partners with safety app Busby

Electric scooter brand Bird has teamed up with safety app Busby. Busby works with the sensors in your phone – if a user is involved in an incident, the app will begin a 30-second countdown and if there is no movement or response, their exact location is sent to emergency …

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Voi joins forces with CityMaaS and Captur to help make streets more accessible

Voi has partnered with CityMaaS and Captur to give road users a simple way to locate, navigate and report any misplaced scooters that may cause concern to the public. This collaboration will allow the e-scooter operator and local authorities to make more informed decisions, making the necessary adjustments to the …

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Tier launches UK and Ireland Safety Board to raise e-scooter safety standards

Tier has launched a UK and Ireland Safety Board to ‘raise the bar’ for safety standards across the e-scooter sector. The board comprises senior independent experts in road safety, COVID risk, accessibility and visual impairment, with figures representing Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety, UCL Centre for Transport Studies, Transport …

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Voi Technology launches new helmet selfie feature

Voi Technology has launched its new helmet selfie feature, which uses AI to determine if a customer is wearing a helmet during an e-scooter ride. It is part of a suite of recently released in-app features that encourage responsible riding habits and improve rider safety. The helmet selfie uses an …

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