Uber plans to develop electric bicycles and mopeds that can independently move around the city, coming to customers or charging points.
The service is now facing strong competition in this segment of the market from Bird and Lime, which allow customers to leave vehicles on the road outside the designated points. This forces companies to hire contractors who assemble, charge and repair them as needed. Payment for their services is quite expensive, which significantly reduces operators’ profits.
So Uber created a micromobile robotics division and began hiring specialists who will develop automated and sensor systems to improve the efficiency and safety of electric scooters and bicycles. With the help of new technologies, the service plans to improve logistics and abandon contractors.
The company temporarily halted its development due to last year’s accident involving Uber’s self-driving car in Arizona, but received permission to continue research on automated control systems in December. The operator has invested heavily in this direction, having bought the Jump business in April, to offer services e-bike rental.
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