While new ordinances and better lighting are steps in the right direction, technology might be the answer to safer scooter rides, according to Alan Messer, CTO of connected car platform Mojio.
Messer’s company has integrated connected technology into automobiles, collecting more than seven billion miles of driving data from more than 500 million trips. Using what he learned from his experiences with connected cars, Messer said some of the same technology could easily be transferred over to scooters, hopefully making them safer.
“Having a few things on [the scooter] like GPS and an accelerometer could tell a lot about a scooter, in the same way that we can tell a lot about a car,” Messer said. “You can tell not only where the scooter’s going, but we can tell things like supply and demand.”