Source: The Guardian – Electric scooters, which are hugely popular and tracked by GPS, are forced to slow down in the city centre of Moscow.
Since early April, people in Moscow have hired e-scooters more than 1.2 million times and are expected to continue to use the rental services massively until Autumn. This has worried city authorities as e-scooter accidents are on the increase.
To control the e-scooters, which are tracked by GPS, Moscow has now imposed a speed limit of 15km/h in the city centre. When rented e-scooters enter the area, they are programmed to slow down automatically.
Moscow’s fleet of rental scooters is expected to double to 20,000 by the end of the year to meet demand.