Consumer Reports has reported, “Lime urged riders to be extra cautious while using the company’s scooters, after learning of a technical problem that can cause ‘sudden excessive braking’ during rides.” Lime “recently detected a bug in the firmware of its scooter fleet, which ‘under rare circumstances could cause sudden excessive braking during use.’” According to CR, “[a] final update is now being dispatched to every Lime scooter in the market and will be complete shortly.” Lime is “telling riders to first inspect their vehicle before riding to determine whether it’s in good condition, and once the ride begins, to give the brake a ‘tight squeeze.’” The warning from Lime follows “an investigation published earlier this month by Consumer Reports, which found that an estimated 1,500 people have been injured as a result of e-scooter crashes. CR spot-checked hospitals across the U.S., and also obtained internal crash data from Lime and its main rival, Bird.”
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