Uber a popular ride-hailing service, is said to be developing a self-driving electric scooter and bicycle. The company was reported to be hiring engineers for the self-driving project. It is planning on developing electric scooters and bicycles that are capable of driving themselves.
The company announced on Saturday that it had begun hiring a “micro-mobility robotics” team to develop scooters and bicycles which could drive themselves to the charging points. It noted via an online hiring page that it plans to improve safety, rider experience, and operational efficiency of its shared electric scooters and bicycles through the application of sensing and robotics technologies.”
Uber’s self-driving car division was temporarily shut down last year after a fatal accident. The company was granted permission to resume testing back in December.