Uber will create unmanned bikesJanuary 22, 2019
Uber taxi order service will develop unmanned scooters and bicycles – they will be able to get to the stations without a person and start charging, said Chris Anderson, head of the 3D drot maker manufacturer, Twitter.
“A wonderful announcement from the Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) at today’s DIY Robotics event: the Micromobility division is autonomous scooters and bicycles that can go on a charge or to the optimal locations. Hiring begins now,” – wrote Anderson. Then he clarified that the new team on unmanned aerial vehicles will operate on the Uber-owned American rental service for electric bikes Jump, and the main unit of Uber ATG will continue to deal with unmanned vehicles.
Uber bought Jump in the spring of 2018, paying, according to experts, about $ 200 million. After the arrival of Uber, electric bikes acquired removable batteries and remote diagnostics. Autonomous, operator-independent charging will dramatically increase service availability and bicycle turnover, predicts Techcrunch. The opportunity to rent an electric bike is integrated into the main Uber application and is available in 16 US cities and in Berlin. The cost is $ 1 per landing and then $ 0.1– $ 0.15 per minute.
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