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What are Teleoperated E-Scooters

The city’s commitment in advancing technology beyond traditional transportation to improve mobility continues. Its latest venture is the launch of the world’s first teleoperated e-scooters.

A fleet of e-scooters in a parking lot.The city and Curiosity Lab, its smart-city innovation center, has teamed with two California-based technology companies, Tortoise and Go X to offer e-scooters that have the ability to reposition themselves back to a safe parking spot – and respond to a call (using Go X app) to be delivered right to a customer’s door. The e-scooters are repositioned by Tortoise’s remote teleoperators.

The e-scooters currently operate in Technology Park and are available for use by the general public. E-scooter riders may operate the scooters on the AV track that runs along Technology Parkway and connecting streets.

The initial pilot will run for six months and marks the first time ever that teleoperated e-scooters have been deployed on public streets.

Schedule

E-scooters will be available Monday through Friday 7 AM to 9 PM beginning the first week of June. They will not be available on inclement weather days or on the following holidays:

Holiday Date
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 7
Thanksgiving November 26 and 27

E-scooters must be driven on the street and cannot be ridden on sidewalks.

Interested in taking the E-Scooter for a spin? Here’s what you need to know:

FAQs

  • Are helmets required?

  • Do I ride on the street or sidewalk?

  • How about holidays and inclement weather days?

  • How are they powered?

  • How do I get an e-scooter?

  • How far can I go on a single charge?

  • How fast do they go?

  • How much does it cost to ride one?

  • Is there an age limit on who can operate an e-scooter?

  • What are teleoperated e-scooters?

  • What company developed them / are we working with?

  • When can I ride one?

  • Where are the e-scooters located?