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E-Scooters to Add Sound for People with Vision Loss

Some E-scooters in the United Kingdom will now emit a “’low hum’” to let others on the road know that an e-scooter is approaching. The sound, similar to artificial engine noises added to electric cars, “can be adapted and improved by (E-scooter provider) Voi, based on feedback from users…” and from the community of individuals living with vision impairment.  They will be holding in-person testing events to elicit feedback from people with vision loss. Voi also plans to seek input from vision organizations, local authorities and Voi users. Following the testing period, Voi will work with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)  to evaluate the feedback and publish findings. Learn more about it from Access  & Mobility Professional: Sound to be added to e-scooters as part of trial to protect people with sight loss.