The slow (and uncertain) Western convalescence from the pandemic continues and we return to work in dribs and drabs. Many are looking for alternatives public transport. An American startup aims to simplify the rental of electric scooters.
Such as? With an entire fleet of remote-controlled e-scooters that go by themselves to the users and return to the base when they are no longer needed. It is a service being launched, developed by Tortoise, a company based in Georgia, USA. His name is Go X Apollo.
How do the Go X Apollo e-scooters work?
The user books a ride using the Go X mobile app. Tele operators answer the call and remotely drive the e-scooter to the collection point, where the customer is waiting. It is also possible to follow the path of the vehicle to understand how long it will take to arrive. Upon arrival, the user unlocks the e-scooter by scanning a QR code with his mobile phone, and then sets off on his journey. At the end of the period of use, the user gets off the e-scooter, and the teleoperators bring it back to the nearest parking and recharging area, always driving it remotely.
The system, truly intriguing and ambitious, not only offers greater convenience for users. Deploying it can reduce one of the drawbacks of these newborn rental services. This is the mess on the sidewalks created by e-scooters left on the street at best by users once the service is finished.
They are very interesting: a dollar for the "call" that brings the vehicle to you, then 25 cents a minute. Half an hour of urban travel, enough to cover more or less the radius of a city, costs the equivalent of 7 euros in all.
If you need to cover a lower radius, the price becomes competitive even with respect to public transport.
Each e-scooter will be disinfected when it returns to the base and will present a special guarantee adhesive "stamp" that will inform users of the sanitization.
Go X Apollo employees are also required to undergo daily COVID-19 screenings.
For more information: Official site by Go X Apollo