The trial marks first time that the universal e-scooter sound has been deployed on vehicles that members of the public can hire as part of TIER’s regular service.
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In order to support safety and inclusivity, TIER Mobility's newest e-scooter model - launching in London in April 2022 - features a range of upgrades that are more accessible for those with visual impairments.
Building on existing work, University College London, TIER, Dott and Lime will research and develop a ‘universal sound’ for rental e-scooters in an effort to improve safety across the entire industry.
Spin has celebrated the one year anniversary of operating its e-scooter trial in Essex, South East England, which has made a significant effort to include vulnerable road users’ feedback in the service design.
Sound will be added to TIER e-scooters amid concerns from some vulnerable road-users that the vehicles are difficult to detect when approaching.