Tag Archives: Safety

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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London ‘among worst UK cities for cyclists’ finds study

Wiggle has revealed research into the best and worst cities for cyclists, finding that London is ‘among the worst in the UK’. The data, which analysed sentiment from over 6,000 UK sports enthusiasts, found that 54% of London cyclists surveyed don’t feel safe due to the capital’s ‘aggressive’  drivers. 50% …

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Ford partners with Vivacity to stop accidents before they happen

A consortium led by Ford is developing an innovative predictive road safety tool which, using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, could help to make travel in towns and cities safer and easier. Each year more than 1.3 million people are killed on roads around the world1 – …

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