E-SCOOTERS, REMOTE CONTROL DELIVERY/RETURN
|Source: Curiosity Labs at Peachtree Crossings, GA|
First Commercial Operation: Suburban Atlanta, GA
The world's 1st, remote-controlled electric scooters are now available for rent in suburban Atlanta, GA. It's the first remote controlled, shared electric scooter service to start commercial operations in the US. 100 scooters are now in service and being remotely controlled by teleoperators in Mexico City.
High Tech, Green Scooters
The scooters are 4 wheelers, with two training wheels under the scooter deck to provide better balance. They're bulkier than the average two-wheel scooter and have extra components attached to their handlebars and deck. The technology includes data sensors and live streaming cameras.
Human Controlled at a Great Distance
The scooters are controlled by teams of employees in Mexico City - 1700 miles away from Atlanta. The teleoperators use technology including a live feed from the scooter's cameras and sensor data as they employ Xbox controllers to move the scooter around the suburban Atlanta business park. The technology allows them to remotely move the scooters around a city to respond to customer demands.
Three Company Travel Venture
This is a highly innovative travel venture that three companies are backing. They believe this is the future of micromobility. Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, GA, which is an incubator for smart city technologies, GO X, which is a scooter operator with operations in San Francisco and Tortoise, which is a high tech company equipping the scooters with remote capabilities and providing the teleoperators from its facility in Mexico City. You can order a scooter to rent in suburban Atlanta and it comes directly to you at your home or office. The remote control provides the renter great convenience and easy, remote returns to base for the companies.