Superpedestrian announced that it has produced an industrial-grade e-scooter equipped with its proprietary vehicle intelligence technology. The company says that the new scooters are safer, sturdier, and cost a fraction to maintain.
"Shared scooters must be super-robust, require minimal charging, and be smart enough to sustain themselves on city streets for prolonged periods of time, all while costing a few hundreds of dollars to produce," said Assaf Biderman, Founder and CEO of Superpedestrian. "These challenges cannot be addressed using technologies from automotive or consumer electronics industries, and that's why major sharing operators worldwide are partnering with us for solutions."
Superpedestrian's new scooters offer low operational costs: with self-diagnostics and self-protection capabilities, the new scooters are designed to detect and protect themselves from hardware failures in real time. If a scooter does require hands-on servicing, the vehicle automatically reports the issue directly to the operator—decreasing vehicle downtime—and reducing maintenance costs.
Reports show that current scooters break and require replacement as often as every 30 to 90 days. Engineered as an industrial-grade transportation solution, Superpedestrian says its scooters can maintain themselves on the streets for approximately 9 to 18 months.
Superpedestrian adds that its scooter dramatically reduces charging frequency. The company says that its motor design and battery management system allow its scooters to operate for 3 to 7 days on a single charge. Operators can also reportedly use a single vehicle hardware platform in any city and control it from the cloud to instantaneously comply with local requirements.