Segway is branching out from its eponymous'personal transporters' with a lineup of delivery robots. Ninebot, the parent of Segway, is debuting its first-ever autonomous delivery robot, called Loomo Delivery, alongside a new scooter. Loomo is designed to make deliveries in buildings and malls, using artificial intelligence to make sure they're dropped off at the right location. Segway is branching out from its'personal transporters' with a lineup of delivery robots. The company envisions Loomo being used for last-mile delivery with food, packages and other items.
After years of struggle, electric scooters and e-bikes will be legal to use in New York state. The provision was included in the recently unveiled state budget for 2020, about which state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached a tentative agreement. Electronic scooters will be legally allowed to travel at speeds up to 15mph. A provision in New York's tentative state budget for 2020 will legalize electric scooters and e-bikes across the state, though municipalities will still have the option to ban them The budget also specifically three new classes of e-bikes that will be legal to use, according to a report in Engadget. The first class are pedal-powered bicycles that also have electric motors with top speeds up to 20mph.
An underwater'motorbike' that lets riders explore the seabred in their own private submarine is on sale in Britain for up to £17,000 ($22,000). The'SubSea Scooter' is powered by an electric motor and allows owners to ride underwater for up to two-and-a-half hours at a time. Using the same controls as a standard motorbike, riders sit in an upright position with their head in a'bubble helmet' with its own air supply so they can breathe. The unique scooters are available as either single person or double units - and the sellers claim they are'ideal for exploring coral reefs'. An underwater'motorbike' that lets riders explore the seabred in their own private submarine is on sale in Britain for £12,000.
Lime made it to Australia last month and Mexico City the month before. On Thursday, the motorized scooters dropped into Google Maps, inching us ever closer to e-scooter world domination. On the Google Maps mobile app, a scooter option showing nearby Lime scooters will come up when mapping out directions on transit. The app will show if a scooter is available, how many others are nearby, how long it'll take to walk to the scooter, and an estimate of how much your ride will cost. In the U.S., Lime rides cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute.
Uber is planning to test a subscription service that groups together some of its most popular services for $25 per month. Included in that price, TechCrunch reports that customers will be able to utilize discounted rides, free deliveries through Uber Eats, and free rides using the company's bikes and scooters. While Uber has offered a subscription for its primary ride-sharing service since October of last year, this marks the first time that the company has included its other products in the model. Uber is testing a subscription service that will group together its most popular service for $25 a month. 'From meals to wheels and everything in between, we're always looking for ways to make Uber the go-to option for your everyday needs,' an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch.