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Neuron Mobility to launch e-scooter trial in Rockhampton, Australia

Posted: 15 February 2022 | | No comments yet

As part of a 12-month trial, Neuron will be launching a fleet of 300 e-scooters in Rockhampton with a range of new safety features, including an app-controlled helmet lock and voice guidance to help riders to travel safely.

Neuron to launch e-scooter trial in Rockhampton with new safety features

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Neuron Mobility has announced that it has been selected to launch e-scooters in Rockhampton, Australia, as part of a 12-month trial with Rockhampton Regional Council. From the end of February 2022, 300 of Neuron’s purpose-built e-scooters will be available to ride in the city with a range of cutting-edge safety features.

Rockhampton will be the fourth city in Queensland to benefit from Neuron’s e-scooters, with successful operations already running in Brisbane, Townsville and Bundaberg. The micro-mobility company’s selection in the city follows a strong track record of partnering with councils. It will also help to boost the local economy by creating approximately 25 jobs, which will be recruited locally.

Riders will also benefit from a range of pioneering safety innovations, including:

  • The world’s first app-controlled helmet lock, which secures a helmet to every e-scooter in between trips
  • Topple detection
  • A 000-emergency button
  • Voice guidance to educate and warn riders on how to ride safely
  • ‘Follow my Ride’ function.

Furthermore, geofencing technology will be used to control where e-scooters can be ridden and parked, and how fast they can travel.

In order to protect and reassure riders, as well as the wider community, riders will also benefit from Neuron’s third-party rider liability insurance for e-scooters. The provision of third-party rider liability insurance goes beyond what is required by law and further demonstrates Neuron’s commitment to operating in the safest, most responsible way.