Lime working on drunk driving detection feature

Photo (c) Susan Vineyard – Getty Images

Lime executive chairman Brad Bao said the company’s scooters might be able to keep inebriated rides safe. The scooter company is trying to work on a drunk driving detection feature.

He said the company is aiming for this to work by, slowing down the scooters when they detect erratic driving.

“Our scooters have all kinds of sensors that can sense whether it’s driving in a straight line or whether it’s wobbling. We do the warning. We can slow it down. We’re still working on it. It’s not launched, but that’s an example of many things that we’re improving right now on the issue of data,” Boa said.

The first time there was a drunk scooter incident was in September, when 28-year-old Nicholas Kauffroath was arrested riding one while being three times over the legal limit.

Data collected by the University of San Diego Medical Center shows that between 2017 and 2018 42 patients were admitted for e-scooter injuries. A total of 48% were said to have blood alcohol levels higher than the legal limit for intoxication, while 52% tested positive for illegal drugs.

The reason Lime would want to optimize this drunk driving feature is that the e-scooters can reach speeds up to 25 miles per house.

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Lime working on drunk driving detection feature

Photo (c) Susan Vineyard – Getty Images

Lime executive chairman Brad Bao said the company’s scooters might be able to keep inebriated rides safe. The scooter company is trying to work on a drunk driving detection feature.

He said the company is aiming for this to work by, slowing down the scooters when they detect erratic driving.

“Our scooters have all kinds of sensors that can sense whether it’s driving in a straight line or whether it’s wobbling. We do the warning. We can slow it down. We’re still working on it. It’s not launched, but that’s an example of many things that we’re improving right now on the issue of data,” Boa said.

The first time there was a drunk scooter incident was in September, when 28-year-old Nicholas Kauffroath was arrested riding one while being three times over the legal limit.

Data collected by the University of San Diego Medical Center shows that between 2017 and 2018 42 patients were admitted for e-scooter injuries. A total of 48% were said to have blood alcohol levels higher than the legal limit for intoxication, while 52% tested positive for illegal drugs.

The reason Lime would want to optimize this drunk driving feature is that the e-scooters can reach speeds up to 25 miles per house.

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