Unagi packs pothole-dodging smarts into its hot new escooter

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    We’ve longed for a time when our transport is not simply just connected, but actually smart and intuitive. Well, that time might be here, thanks to Unagi. This week, they showcased their latest escooter, the Model Eleven, a successor to the Model One.

    While the escooter is available at a cheaper price without AI, its inclusion makes it a powerhouse.

    The Model Eleven is the only two-wheel consumer vehicle with an integrated advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) sensor. It detects objects in your periphery and warns of spending collisions and dangers. According to the company’s CEO, David Hyman,

    "The scooter literally sees potential collusions and warns its rider."

    This is great for rider safety. Further, Model Eleven knows the difference between a stoplight, stop sign, person, car, or inanimate object. It provides both audio and visual warnings via the embedded audio system and display.

    The escooter also features voice-activated turn-by-turn instructions. There’s also the opportunity to listen to music via Bluetooth. The rider receives an alert if the escootergets moved and can also activate a remote kill switch via the app in case of theft.

    What I like most about the ADAS system is that it pivots the use of AI. Currently, micromobility companies are deploying the tech to reduce bad rider behavior, but this offers rider-assistance in not only good behavior but also rider safety.

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