Shared micromobility operator Dott has completed a trial with cycling technology firm See.Sense in a bid to improve road safety.
Numerous Dott e-scooter fleets were equipped with See.Sense sensors that have been designed to monitor rider behaviour and the quality of road surfaces.
The trial took place over a 10-week period, with the data collected covering 1,800 rides and more than 3,300km in distance traveled.
Overall, more than 18 million sensor readings were recorded, revealing areas where a large number of riders are braking or swerving due to changes in the condition of the road surface.
This data has since been shared with local authorities, which can use the findings to help make improvements.
See.Sense’s data could also identify consistent patterns on road, cycle paths and footpaths, allowing the two parties to better understand patterns of unsafe rider behaviour.
Dott is exploring implementing the solution both more widely across London, and into other European cities.
“Quality infrastructure is key to helping users of micromobility feel safe whilst on the road,” said Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and COO of Dott.
“The results of this new trial, in partnership with See.Sense, reveal that Dott’s vehicles can do more than provide efficient, reliable and sustainable transport for its riders – they can also deliver valuable learnings to create smart cities which are safer and more pleasant for all residents.”
See.Sense Co-Founder and CSO Irene McAleese added: “Our technology has been created to provide safety-focused data on the adoption and maintenance of infrastructure. We’re excited to partner with Dott on this project to demonstrate a scalable solution that provides cities with powerful data-driven insights that will help cities unlock the true potential of micromobility”.