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Lime scooter bug sees riders injured thanks to 'sudden excessive braking'

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If there’s one thing you don’t want while you’re cruising downhill on a scooter, it’s sudden braking.

Lime has rolled out firmware updates after the detection of a bug within its fleet of electric scooters, which could “under rare circumstances could cause sudden excessive braking.”

According to a company blog post, Lime commissioned “extensive analysis” of the problem by its internal team and other experts, and found that although the issue was rare, it was indeed happening.

“We diagnosed the issue in a laboratory environment and determined that in very rare cases — usually riding downhill at top speed while hitting a pothole or other obstacle — excessive brake force on the front wheel can occur, resulting in a scooter stopping unexpectedly,” read its statement, published Feb. 23.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable – Lime scooter bug sees riders injured thanks to 'sudden excessive braking'

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