6 July 2022
Neuron returns to Ottawa with its most advanced e-scooter technology!
Ottawa becomes the first city in the world to implement Neuron’s new ‘e-scooter brain’ across an entire e-scooter fleet
6 July 2022
Neuron’s leadership in safety and innovation has earned the company a place in Ottawa’s third e-scooter season. Beginning July 6, Neuron will deploy a fleet of e-scooters fully equipped with its most advanced technologies to offer unprecedented control over how e-scooters are managed in the city.
Neuron’s High Accuracy Location Technology, Rapid Geofence Detection and Dangerous Riding Detection were extensively tested in Ottawa as part of a global trial. Ottawa will become the first city in the world where Neuron has fully implemented these innovations across an entire fleet of e-scooters. Using these technologies, Neuron can provide high accuracy geofencing, designate precise smart parking locations, and also help detect and control sidewalk riding.
The fleet will also feature an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), an always-on warning noise that alerts pedestrians, particularly those with vision loss, that an e-scooter is approaching. Last year in Ottawa, Neuron was the first and only e-scooter operator in Canada to launch a multi-month trial of an AVAS technology on over 100 devices in its active fleet – a feature that is now required by all e-scooter operators for the 2022 riding season in Ottawa.
Ottawa’s riders have embraced Neuron’s rental e-scooters since they launched in 2021. Last year, Neuron users travelled more than 240,000 kilometres in Ottawa, avoiding an estimated 18 tonnes of CO2 emissions by choosing a Neuron e-scooter instead of a car. Seventy-nine per cent of riders used e-scooters to visit restaurants, cafes, and to explore the city, while 67 per cent made a purchase during their most recent trip.
Ottawa riders can book and use the e-scooters through Neuron’s user-friendly app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and set up in a matter of minutes.