Neuron Mobility will be launching with an initial 70 e-scooters in the City of Stirling, ramping up to 250 over the next few months.
Neuron Mobility will be running a 24 hour service to ensure shift workers that might finish or start later have access to the services as well as visitors and tourists.
It’s legal to ride 25km/h on bike paths and shared roads. They can be ridden on footpaths at 10km/h. The Neuron e-scooter has two speed gears which riders control via a button on the scooter dashboard. Speed is also limited in certain locations for safety reasons; these slow-zones are set by the council and they work in conjunction with GPS and geolocation
Neuron Mobility eScooters are fitted with GPS and are controlled by geofencing. eScooters cannot be ridden out of the riding area; they lose power entirely. Neuron’s eScooters also have topple detection which means that if they are left on their side, the Neuron Mobility operations team gets an alert and then moves to reposition it safely. Geofencing also controls speed in some areas, such as the Scarborough Beach precinct.
The terms of service require that riders be at least 18 years old. That’s the legal age that people can sign up to Neuron Mobility’s terms of service.
Neuron Mobility has significant public liability insurance and all riders in Australian cities are covered by personal accident insurance. This goes well beyond what is required by law and beyond a private eScooter or bike for instance. Like with any insurance, people must be riding within the law to be covered by it.
Neuron Mobility has a range of cutting-edge antiviral measures to keep eScooters clean and safeguarded riders. Neuron sanitisation teams will be working around the clock to keep eScooters germ-free, using hospital-grade disinfectant, and there will also be reminders in the app.