While attendees at this week’s Micromobility America conference in Richmond zipped around on all manner of two- and three-wheelers, one technology on display was explicitly designed to slow these little vehicles down. Using cameras and artificial intelligence, a startup called Drover can automatically slow scooters when they’re detected on the sidewalk, addressing one of the shared scooter industry’s biggest problems.

The tech couldn’t have emerged at a better time. A group of San Francisco supervisors this month introduced legislation that would require shared scooter operators to install anti-sidewalk riding technology on all of their vehicles, following a similar policy change in San Diego.

Place a free digital obituary

We provide a free service for you to honor your loved ones. Click below to get started.

Infrastructure reporter

Benjamin Schneider is the Examiner's housing, transportation and infrastructure reporter.