New measure aims to enforce local parking rules and keep pavements and roads clear, improving the integration of Dott’s shared e-scooters and e-bikes in cities. Riders will benefit from a more seamless end to their trips by receiving instant feedback on their parking, through AI technology supported by manual checks where necessary. The feature will replace more time-consuming, manual reviews which were processed with every picture.
Lithium-ion batteries for e-scooters and e-bikes do not currently require third-party approval and rely instead on manufacturers self-declaring their compliance with safety standards. While most prestige brands do have safety standards in place the lower-end models often use poorly manufactured batteries and pose a serious risk of fire.
While there are more electric vehicles on the market than ever – there were 450 models available in 2021, twice the number available in 2018 – the report highlights the barriers that contribute to the slow adoption of EVs despite high public demand.
Study, by researchers at Oxford University’s Oxford Strategy Group demonstrates the economic gains which could be made if more people choose to switch to environmentally friendly vehicles for travel across the city.
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