E-scooter operator Tier has partnered with micro-mobility safety app Busby to create a rapid response system for riders involved in incidents on the road.
Liverpool-based start-up Busby works by using the sensors in a rider’s phone to monitor their movement on the scooter. If a Tier rider is subsequently involved in an incident, such as a crash or a fall, the app begins a 30-second countdown to allow the rider to move or respond. If no movement is detected, the rider’s location will be sent to their emergency contact and to Tier’s local city team who can investigate and arrange help as quickly as needed.
brought to you by Conduent Transportation Alongside the primary purpose of the app, the partnership offers several other features, including the Busby Flare, which allows riders to contact nearby users or repair shops in the event of needing assistance while out on the road. Tier users will also be connected to Busby’s RoadRadar feature, which sends an audible notification to nearby vehicle drivers (who use the Busby app) that a Tier rider is close to them, encouraging the driver to take extra care.