Revel’s electrical mopeds come to San Francisco amid rising security issues
Regardless of ongoing security issues about its platform, Revel is increasing into San Francisco. As The Verge notes, Monday’s announcement isn’t the electrical moped rental firm’s first growth into the Bay Space; it additionally operates in Berkeley and throughout the Bay Bridge in Oakland. However San Francisco space customers may have entry to a barely completely different moped than the one accessible in different markets. The 430 new automobiles characteristic 2,960-watt motors “designed to deal with these well-known SF hills.”
Right this moment we’re relaunching Revel within the metropolis the place all of it started. We’re rolling out new and enhanced schooling, security, and accountability options, and there are some things you’ll should do to start out driving once more. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/WVySpa2j1L
— Revel (@_GoRevel) August 27, 2020
As talked about above, the growth comes as Revel faces questions in regards to the security of its platform. In July, the corporate briefly suspended service in New York Metropolis after at the least two folks died — and dozens extra injured themselves — driving its mopeds. On August 27th, Revel returned to NYC with new security measures. The corporate now requires all customers to finish a compulsory in-app security check, in addition to snap a photograph of themselves carrying a helmet earlier than they will use one in every of its mopeds. However questions stay. As an illustration, how does the corporate confirm somebody hasn’t taken off their helmet after sending a selfie?