Many people are concerned about the uncontrolled use of more and more scooters on our footpaths. The Voi company has announced that their e-scooters will include an Artificial Intelligence system.
With high-end machine vision, sensors and AI algorithms, an e-scooter can access if it is in a heavily pedestrianised area and reduce its speed. The scooters will also detect the kind of surface or lane they are riding on (bike lane, pavement, road), and respond with appropriate measures.
Voi is also pursuing:
- More of their ambassadors on the street to help people ride safely, answer questions, and monitor scooter activity.
- Increased collaboration between with the police:
- Continually improving their geofencing system which creates a virtual geographic boundary, enabling software to trigger a response such as limiting speed: when a mobile device enters or leaves a particular area: and
- Introduce number plates on all scooters.
Im David Brown
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