Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs, with the division set to live inside Uber’s JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters, Tech Crunch reports.
The new division, Micromobility Robotics, will explore autonomous scooters and bikes that can drive themselves to be charged, or drive themselves to locations where riders need them.
Back in December, Uber unveiled its next generation of JUMP bikes, with self-diagnostic capabilities and swappable batteries. The impetus for the updated bikes came was the need to improve JUMP’s overall unit economics. For the full story, click here.