Bird, the popular electric scooter rental service, is set to begin the testing phase of a new feature called 'Warm Up Mode,' which is intended to help new users get better acquainted with riding the scooters in a safe manner.
The company will be launching the pilot program in select cities throughout the United States and Europe in the coming weeks. Afterwards, Bird will expand the feature to other cities once the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have begun to lift.
When using Warm Up Mode, users can ride at their own pace, as the scooter will accelerate less quickly than normal. This gives them more control when riding, helping them to get used to the mechanics and preventing injuries to themselves and passersby.
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