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Are You Ready for the Self-repairing Electric Scooter?

The Washington Post reported that “Superpedestrian — a Cambridge, Mass.-based micro-mobility company known for making electric bicycles …that the company plans to begin producing an “industrial grade e-scooter” capable of operating on a single charge for several days and self-diagnosing mechanical issues, removing itself from circulation using “vehicle intelligence.”” The December 3, 2018 article entitled “An MIT-born startup has a bold new claim: An electric scooter that repairs itself” included these comments

Superpedestrian was founded at MIT and began operations in 2013.

Though he declined to name the specific companies involved, Biderman said Superpedestrian is partnering with major ride-hailing companies around the world, and riders can expect to see the devices on the road in the “first half” of 2019.

Companies such as Alphabet, Uber and Lyft have poured millions into the upstart e-scooter revolution.

Last month, Ford, the legacy automaker from Detroit, purchased Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter-sharing company.

Stay tuned because this could be a game changer!

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Peter Vogel, trial attorney, Foley Lardner

Peter Vogel is renowned as both a trial and transactional lawyer who deeply understands technology, science and intellectual property, and the opportunities and problems they pose for clients. Governments and administrative agencies, as well as major corporations and emerging businesses, rely on Peter to get right to the heart of an information technology or e-discovery dispute; he knows what to expect and how it will play out in the courtroom. This eliminates unproductive rabbit trails and reduces the cost of litigation for all parties. When negotiating agreements for...