The developers emphasized that after each trip the scooters are thoroughly disinfected.
Two companies, Tortoise and Go X, announced a pilot program that will allow unmanned electric scooters to take to the streets of Pichtree Corners in the U.S., Motorcar writes.
The companies said they are ready to offer U.S. government agencies alternative forms of mobility that may be needed after (and during) quarantine activities.
The pilot program will work through the “Hail my Scooter” smartphone application, which will allow users to call an electric scooter to their location. After the customer finishes his trip, the scooter will return to a safe parking space. However, as long as the e-Samokats do not actually travel by themselves, but instead, remote cameramen fly.
The Peachtree Corners has adopted a regulation that provides that all available micro-mobility devices can move in unmanned mode should increase the availability of such scooters, while avoiding problems with sidewalk use.
It is specifically noted that each scooter is thoroughly disinfected after returning to the base, and each Go X employee is required to undergo a daily COVID-19 test.
“An important goal for us was to provide residents with the opportunity to use the e-Samokat, creating a world of efficient, organized and developed micro-mobility first – right here at Pichtree Corners,” said Mayor Brian Johnson.
Johnson added: “As a reflection of our commitment to making the city smarter, we did not hesitate to partner with Tortoise on the launch of the first ever unmanned e-Samokat fleet to be available to the public.
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